Over two decades as an independent school educator and academic leader, Meera has mentored teachers, overseen the professional growth of faculty at the department and all-school level, run leadership teams, and shepherded curricular and programmatic change in schools. As a consultant, she's coached teachers and developed teacher mentorship programs, provided both one-on-one and all-school leadership development programming for department chairs, facilitated departmental and team retreats, partnered with regional associations for professional learning, supported schools with program visioning, optimized schedules, conducted senior administrative searches, and more.
Meera partners with schools with the belief that change, growth, and empowerment are intertwined, and thus prioritizes authentic relationships, responsive design, and collaboration in her work.
Meera Shah is the Executive Director and lead consultant for Trey Education.
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.
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. She also supports schools with senior administrative searches in partnership with Educational Directions (edudx.com).
Meera lives in Asheville (NC) with her wife and two kids (twins!), and enjoys spending time with her family.
Trey Education began as a passion project of three educators looking to transform the landscape of teaching and learning in independent schools one partnership at a time. We're thrilled to see that what began as cafeteria conversations among colleagues in 2014 led to the launch of Trey in 2021!
Media & Resources
Investing in Early-Career Teachers (article)
Coding Across the Curriculum (video/webinar)