Tim Fish is the Chief Innovation Officer at NAIS. He has deep roots in the independent school community and a long history at McDonogh School (Maryland). Before joining NAIS in 2016, Tim was the school’s associate headmaster.
In his role at NAIS, Tim leads internal innovation efforts and is a member of the Strategy Lab team. The team develops deep partnerships with member schools to co-create tools and frameworks that build capacity for designing and implementing strategy and innovation. Tim also oversees IT, data, and application development, and hosts the New View EDU podcast.
Tim was also the founding president and CEO of the FolioCollaborative, a nonprofit community of more than 175 schools worldwide, focused on working together to build a flexible faculty/staff development process grounded in strong relationships and meaningful conversations.
Tim is the co-author of the book Leadership and Technology at Independent Schools. He started his career as a 4th-grade teacher and has served as a founder, board member, and consultant for a variety of schools, organizations, and companies. He has served on six non-profit boards and is currently serving on the board of Viewpoint School, a 1,200-student PreK-12 school in Los Angeles.
Tim has an undergraduate degree from St. Francis University and an M.Ed. from George Mason University. Tim is also the father of four children (The Four Fish Sticks). Tim and his wife, Diane, live outside Baltimore, Maryland.