Donna Liu Ashworth (劉秀敏) is the current Principal of the Richmond Chinese School. Originally, she had arrived in the USA in 1986. Donna began teaching Chinese at the Richmond Chinese School beginning in 1992. In 1997, the Ashworth family moved to Hong Kong for five years. During those five years, Donna earned her two “teaching of Putonghua” certificates from “Hong Kong University School of Continuing Education.” She also did her teaching at Kumon Institute in Hong Kong and numerous private tutoring for international students in Hong Kong. In 2002, while the family relocated back to Richmond, Donna was invited back to teach at the Richmond Chinese School. In 2014, she left school again for China with her husband. She and her husband lived in Dongguan City of Guangdong Province for two years and returned to the USA end of 2016.
Donna is aware of the cultural, language and political differences between Mainland China, Special Region Hong Kong, and the Island of Taiwan. She is is very passionate about Chinese teaching and that's why she is back with us again!