Nishant Mehta is a Managing Director for Diversified Search Group, joining DSG firm Storbeck Search & Associates in 2020. He serves as head of the firm’s Secondary Schools practice, recruiting transformational leadership for public, private, and mission-driven schools across the U.S. In addition to his search work, Mehta also offers strategy and DEI consulting as well as leadership coaching.
Prior to entering the search industry, Mehta worked as the Head of School at The Children’s School (TCS), a private academy for children spanning pre-nursery to eighth grade, which 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, Mehta 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.
Mehta has almost 20 years of hands-on experience in the primary and independent school field. He began his career in academia serving for five years as International Baccalaureate Coordinator, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, as well as a teacher, at St. Alcuin Montessori in Dallas. He subsequently served as a humanities teacher at The Allen-Stevenson School in New York before taking the role as Assistant Head of School and Middle School Head at Alexandria Country Day School in Alexandria, VA.
He currently serves on the advisory boards of the Alliance Theater at the Woodruff and the Children’s Museum, both in Atlanta, and on the boards of the National Business Officers Association (NBOA) in Washington, D.C., and the 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.