With Big Bird

Currently, Nishant serves as the sixth head of The Children’s School (TCS), an age three through Grade 8 independent school in midtown Atlanta. In spring 2019, Nishant announced that the 2019-2020 school year will be his last at TCS. In August 2020, Nishant will move to Mumbai, India to join Enabling Leadership as a strategic adviser, leadership coach and consultant for an initial commitment of ten months.

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 sits 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, Alliance Theatre (advisory board) and 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.

What People Say

Nishant was amazing. In a very deliberate, yet organic way, he guided us through an amazing transformation from scared individuals to a confident team of supporters. Honestly, it was magical. I loved everything about his approach — he was thoughtful, honest, and asked great questions to guide us along, rather than just dispense platitudes. I found myself often wishing I’d worked on his team!

  • Participant, 2019 NAIS Institute for New Heads

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