Chief Academic Officer
Asheesh Misra draws on 20 years of experience in the US public school sector, where innovation and productive disruption were constant themes in his career. Asheesh began his career in education as a high school social studies teacher in the Washington DC metro area. From there he spent three years in an international school in Brazil where he discovered his passion for the International Baccalaureate (IB). Asheesh returned the US to lead IB Diploma Programmes in diverse public high schools, focusing on teacher efficacy and equity for underrepresented students. In 2009, his interest in non-profit leadership was born when he was recruited to lead the Mid-Atlantic Association of IB World Schools. In 2014, Asheesh joined the International Baccalaureate to manage the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation sponsored Bridging the Equity Gap Project. This initiative developed services to support Title I eligible high schools to empower low-income students to participate and succeed in the IB Diploma Programme. Asheesh coalesced and inspired an outstanding team of equity experts around a clear mission to achieve early successes in this grant-funded initiative.
Since April 2018, Asheesh has joined the leadership team at the District of Columbia International School as the Chief Academic Officer. Outside of work, Asheesh enjoys time with his family and in particular his two sons. In addition, his family enjoys gardening, camping, fishing, baseball and all things outdoors.