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Hi, I'm Kavita Gupta


I am a credentialed AP, Honors and College Prep Chemistry teacher at a local high school in cupertino for over 20 years. I am an innovative teacher who believes in continuous growth and improvement. Based on these beliefs, I have adopted the blended model of teaching and learning in the classroom with great success. I have created rich online resources such as a free interactive iBook, podcasts, powerpoints, reviews, problems sets, practice exams and many other resources to help students learn. I was honored to be selected as one of the five National Geogrpahic Fellows and one of the Grosvenor Teacher fellows by National Geographic for my innovative teaching around global citizenship.

Over the years, I have mentored many award winning student projects such as Siemens, Intel ISEF, Synopsys, and the DuPont Challenge. My students have been part of the National Chemistry Olympiad Team and the Study Camp. In addition, I have enjoyed sharing innovative teaching techniques with nation-wide teachers at the College Board National Conference (AP Annual Conference) and National Science Teachers’ Association Conference as a presenter.

I have published articles in educational journals such as The Science Teacher and The Teacher magazine and for the Edutopia-Learning Community for teachers. I served as NSTA STEM Forum Steering Committee where I set the evaluation criteria for session proposals, evaluate them, attend the sessions and give the closing speech for the high school strand at this national conference. I am currently part of NSTA's planning committee for L.A. National Conference.

Awards & Honors

Intel — Teacher of Merit2014, 2011
DuPont Challenge — Teacher of Merit2013
Carleton College — Nominated most influential teacher by student2012
Stanford — Outstanding Educator Award2012, 2011
UC Irvine — Nominated by student as most influential high school teacher2010
National Geographic — National Geographic Fellow2017
National Geographic — Grosvenor Teacher Fellow2017
MIT — Excite Award2017