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Nishant Mehta

Over a career spanning two decades, Nishant has worked in or consulted for K-12 schools of all types on issues of leadership, culture, strategy and change management, and equity and justice.

At Storbeck Search, he heads the firm’s Independent Schools practice, recruiting transformational leadership for private, charter, and mission-driven schools across the country. In addition to his active role in executive-level searches, he offers consulting on strategy and DEI, as well as leadership and governance coaching and training for education and nonprofit clients. 

Prior to entering the search industry, Nishant served as Head of School at The Children’s School (TCS), an independent K-8 school in Atlanta that was lauded in 2017 as a “model to follow” for innovation by NAIS’s Independent School magazine. Among his many achievements during his seven years at TCS, Nishant oversaw the addition of the seventh and eighth grades, two strategic plans, the development of a master plan and capital campaign for operations and future growth, the addition of competitive sports programs and a school mascot, and the increase of racial, gender, and socioeconomic diversity of the student body. He also increased racial diversity among faculty and staff to 25 percent and 50 percent, respectively.

Early in his career, Nishant spent five years at St. Alcuin Montessori School (now Alcuin School) in Dallas, serving as International Baccalaureate Coordinator, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, and teacher. He went on to teach humanities at The Allen-Stevenson School in New York City before taking the role as Assistant Head of School and Middle School Head at Alexandria Country Day School in Alexandria, VA.

Nishant has lived in four countries and is fluent in several languages. Based in Atlanta, he currently serves on the advisory boards of the Woodruff Arts Center's Alliance Theatre and the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, and on the boards of the National Business Officers Association (NBOA) in Washington, D.C., and Asheville School in Asheville, NC. He is a former board member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE), where he served as Board Chair.


M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University, Private School Leadership
B.A. Washington University in St. Louis, Philosophy