Meet Ekta Panchal,

3rd grade teacher, chalmers school of excellence
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Hello! My name is Ekta Panchal.

I am an intermediate teacher on the West Side of Chicago. I grew up on the North Side, and have always seen myself contributing back to the Chicago Public Schools system. I have always considered myself a self-proclaimed bookworm and have loved to share my passion for reading with my students. WITS has been a phenomenal way for me to support and enhance my students' access to a variety of digital and physical books.

WITS helped make reading more fun and engaging for all my students. Even with the challenges of distance learning, the WITS program has found ways to truly impact the students in my classroom. By giving to WITS, you are helping support and enhance the reading experience for our students. 


Learn more about Ekta


sends one student home with a set of brand-new, culturally diverse books.


provides one CPS teacher professional textbooks to support their continuing education.


provides brand-new books to an entire classroom.


provides training for volunteer mentors to meet students’ social and emotional needs.


supports WITS’ return to the classroom to provide free literacy mentorship to CPS students.