Ms. Chadha earned a Bachelor of Science from M.D.U, India and a Master of Arts in Business Administration from LBS Institute of Management and Technology, India. She originally began her career in industry, working in marketing and advertising. After she began volunteering in her own children’s classes, she felt a deep connection to education, and worked to adjust her professional trajectory to meet the one in her heart. Her jump into the classroom as served her well, as in 2022, Leland High School awarded her the Unsung Hero Award.
As a Biology Subject Expert Teacher, Ms. Chadha has several goals in the classroom. First, she creates an interesting learning journey for every student to ensure that they have access to a rigorous and exciting middle school and high school experience. Second, she hopes to help each of her students to build a high self-image in order instill the conﬁdence that they can accomplish anything in life they set their heart on. Last, she will help her students develop a curiosity and love for science that allows them to begin to explain the world around them. Her hope is that all of these strategies combined will show her students how they can impact this world.
BASIS Independent Schools are top academic institutions that educate students to the highest international levels. They create an environment and platform for success; giving each student an individual experience and learning platform for their development. Ms. Chadha has found that both her personal teaching ethos ‘every child can excel,’ and general strength as an educator to inspire, encourage and support every child to achieve their best potential, are completely in line with the mission of BISV. She explained, “This made me very excited to partner with BISV and work in collaboration with other educators to build a strong, healthy, happy, and conﬁdent next generation and generations to come.”
Ms. Chadha truly loves the energy and excitement that the vibrant, young people in our classrooms radiate and she is attracted to their docile and impressionable naivety. Having three children of her own, she feels deeply involved in our students’ emotional, psychological and educational development. This has allowed her greater empathy with in the classroom. Also, working closely with teachers and administrators, Ms. Chadha has realized that teachers have almost supernatural power to inﬂuence the students in a positive, or sadly, in a negative manner. “As teachers we touch more lives in a day than what a normal individual can possibly do in a year.”
She believes that students learn best when they are engaged and excited to learn. With this in mind, she uses a range of instructional strategies to help her students get involved, participate, and stay engaged. One of her secrets is to create a welcoming and positive environment, and ensure there is lots of team spirit in the classroom. This helps her students to challenge themselves to expand their boundaries. If they can learn to stretch their potential, they can achieve higher goals every semester. Ms. Chadha also uses a number of interactive activities to maximize student engagement, with peer review being a key strategy. Students seek approval from their peers and I have observed they put more attention in their work when they know their peers will be reviewing it. She also always encourage students to present and debate their ideas, and to continuously ask questions. Finally, Ms. Chadha engages students with fun-facts, case studies, and real-life examples from outside the classroom that connect classroom learning to the real world.
When she is not in the classroom, she loves to spend time with her husband and three children. They enjoy hiking, swimming and playing board games together. Ms. Chadha also loves travelling, and they have travelled to many international destinations in Europe, West Africa and Asia. Within the USA, she has visited more than 12 states. She also loves cooking different cuisines and watching movies. Fun fact about her – Ms. Chadha loves eating hot chocolate fudge late at night when everyone at home is asleep 🙂