Miss Hina Patel

Phone: 847-451-3159


Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Bioengineering from University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign BS in Biochemistry from University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign MS in Science Education from Northwestern University MS in Chemistry Education from Illinois State University

Miss Hina Patel

Hello and welcome! I have been teaching various levels of Chemistry at West Leyden High School since 2006. In my many years here, I have also coached boys' & girls' volleyball and been a coordinator for SAFE celebration. Currently I am a class sponsor & I sponsor outdoor adventure club. I am also an ACCESS Advisor.


I have spent past summers participating in programs such as Northwestern's Research Experience for Teachers (RET) and last year I was chosen as a finalist for a program called Teachers for Global Classrooms. The fellowship was a year-long commitment and included a rigorous twelve week class, a field experience and a culminating Capstone Project. I was sent to Morocco for the travel portion of my fellowship and we learned about their educational system and were fully immersed in their culture through a host school and teacher. The picture on the left was taken during a visit to Marrakesh.


My love for science, technology & engineering is rivaled only by my passion for traveling, food & fashion. I have been lucky enough to visit over twenty countries including most of Europe, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, India, New Zealand and Australia.  


You can follow me on Twitter @hinapatel212