Senior Administrative Searches
Meera Shah brings to Educational Directions her experience as an independent school academic leader as well as a consultant. Trained in Biomedical Engineering (Sc.B., Brown University), Meera quickly realized she was more excited about having an impact in the classroom than at the lab bench and began her career in independent schools–and hasn’t looked back since, having been a community member and educator at boarding, day, co-ed, single-gender, 6-12, pK-12 schools, face-to-face, and online schools as well as a consultant to a variety of independent schools and regional associations.
After a decade of wearing all the typical independent school hats (teacher, advisor, coach, grade dean, on-campus faculty, etc.) at Dana Hall School (MA), she studied Learning & Teaching with a focus on leadership (Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education), subsequently serving as a department head at Beaver Country Day School (MA). Meera brought her passion for faculty development and administrative leadership south to serve as the academic dean and then associate head for teaching and learning at Carolina Day School (NC). Afterward, as the director of studies at One Schoolhouse (DC), Meera discovered her excitement for working with–and in service to–a variety of schools, which led her to found Trey Education to provide responsive, relationship-based consulting for independent schools and academic leaders across the country.
Meera’s approach to search work combines her beliefs in the centrality of relationships with the value of well-designed systems. With Educational Directions, Meera partners with schools on senior administrative searches where the focus is on strategic improvement and leadership that makes a difference.
Meera lives in Asheville (NC) with her wife and two kids (twins!), and enjoys spending time with her family.