Manish N. Bhatt
Head of School, Jackson Hole Community School
Head of Upper School, Trinity Valley School
Adjunct Faculty, Neeley School of Business,Texas Christian University
Advisor, Skipper (Educational Technology Startup)
Teacher, Coach, Advisor, Leader
LL.M. Georgetown University Law Center
J.D., Saint Thomas University School of Law
B.A., The George Washington University
Secondary School, The Hill School
I was born to Indian immigrants from Tanzania in a small town in rural New York State. My family valued education above anything else, seeing it as a means to personal and professional fulfillment. During my youth, I attended public primary and middle school before moving to an independent boarding school. Both experiences played important roles in the person that I have become.
I have enjoyed a diverse career that spans the practice of law in a large firm to forging a path as an educational leader and advocate for school change. I have seen student mental health decline as a result of high stakes and high pressure schooling environments. I have also seen students that others have written off flourish when given the right care and are actively involved in their own learning.
I have served as a classroom teacher, advisor, coach, Head of Upper School, and Head of School. Even as my responsibilities grew, I always offered an experiential class and individual instruction. I have walked alongside countless students and families as they find the best path for their desired outcomes. In fact, it is this that brings me the most joy - the opportunity to partner with students and families to ensure that they have the information and opportunities to pursue a truly individual education safari.
1. College Admission Counseling
2. Private School Admission Counseling
3. Academic Course Selection
1. Strategic Planning
2. Experiential Education
3. Best Practices