Our Faculty

Archana Shukla

PK4 Teacher

At WES Since: 2020

What is your teaching philosophy?
Every child is different, and they all learn at their own pace and comfort. As a teacher, it is my job to find the best way for each child not just learn, but to have fun and enable personal growth and acceptance. Hands-on and collaborative learning are staples of my classroom to foster this type of engagement. I encourage creativity, critical thinking and compassion through children centered instruction.
Why did you become a teacher?
I became a teacher so I could help our younger generations grow confident and kind. I do this by welcoming them everyday with the love and care that they need when they enter the classroom. With this, they know that they are always welcoming, allowing them to find comfort and gain the confidence and courage to learn and achieve whatever goals their hearts aspire to be.


After completing my Master’s from Mumbai University in Economics, I taught graduate students for a year. When we moved to America, I started my teaching career in early childhood. The first day I taught, I immediately fell in love with teaching my 3-year-old students and exploring their young, creative minds. And the rest is history-for the past 14 years, I have been lucky enough to absolutely love what I do. I have a daughter who’s a sophomore in college and a son who’s a freshman in high school. When I’m not working, I love to go on long drives, walk on nature trails and cook delicious meals for my family.