Our Leadership

NIST Leadership Team (NLT)

The NIST Leadership Team includes the senior administrators: Head of School, School Director, Head of Secondary and Head of Elementary. Together they oversee the daily operations of the school and help guide our community as we pursue our vision and mission. All of the current members of the leadership team are also parents of NIST students.

Our Guiding Principles

We firmly believe that leadership is shared, and that with a common understanding of our roles, we can achieve our shared goals as a community. These guiding principles shape our approach not only as leaders, but also as learners.

  • We will start with the belief that people are intelligent, capable, working hard and acting in good faith.

  • We will seek to be solution-oriented, and use the school mission and a focus upon student achievement to guide discussions.

  • We will advocate and support each other, and work as a team.

  • We will value open discussion, aim for consensus in decisions, and constantly strive to follow up decisions and communicate effectively.

  • We will strive to be transparent, make moral decisions and be fair in our dealings.

  • We will create an environment based on trust and respect, which will enable our colleagues to function at their highest point of contribution.