Nishant Metha

After seven impactful years as the sixth head of The Children’s School, an age three through Grade 8 independent school in midtown Atlanta, Nishant is ready to embrace his next chapter and serve our school leaders and boards on their journey of innovation, inclusion, and transformation.

Over a nineteen-year career, Nishant has worked in or consulted nationwide with schools and other organizations, big and small, on issues of leadership, culture and change management, and equity and justice. He has lived in four countries and is fluent in several languages. He is recognized by his peers for his passionate leadership and vision in improving access and centering our attention and intention on breaking down silos in our schools. He is a sought-after writer, speaker and presenter on advancing cultures of inclusion, learning and leadership in organizations. He also mentors new and aspiring heads of school through programs set up by NAIS and The Children’s School.

Nishant has served on many national, regional, and local boards, including the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), National Business Officers Association (NBOA), Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE), the Asheville School, Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre Advisory Board) and the Children’s Museum of Atlanta Advisory Board. In 2016, Nishant began work with Sesame Workshop, the makers of the show Sesame Street, as a script advisor. Recently, he helped Sesame Workshop launch a pilot curriculum in elementary schools in Toda City, Japan.

Nishant shares his thoughts on leadership in inclusive communities, identity and belonging at You can follow his thoughts and journey via hisblog, twitter @N2Mehta, and LinkedIn.

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