Neha Mehta

GVSD Region 2

Malvern Borough & 

East Whiteland Precincts 1, 2, 3

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Dr. Neha Mehta has been a Chester County resident for the past 20 years and is a leader in the community. Aside from currently serving on the Great Valley School Board, she is a pediatrician, cultural educator, and mother of 3 children in the elementary, middle, and high schools. She is also the founding director of a youth group by which she actively mentors teens throughout Chester County. Her combined background, along with her experience over this last term on the Great Valley School Board, make her uniquely suited for re-election.

Neha has met the challenges of serving on the Board during unprecedented times head on. Her medical background and training in the developmental health of school aged children was an asset in educating our students through the COVID-19 pandemic. However, she feels her greatest impact during this phase was keeping the Board focused on moving the district forward and ensuring that our district was ready to face its non-COVID related challenges after the pandemic. As a result, Great Valley’s new 5/6 center is well under construction to accommodate the district’s burgeoning community. Diversity and equity work has progressed. Best practices in education and student experience are being evaluated and implemented.

Neha is active in her committee work on the Board. She is the representative to the district’s Special Education committee and the newly instituted Wellness committee. She also sits on the Policy committee and is Great Valley’s representative to the National School Board Association. Most importantly, Neha believes in keeping the Board accountable in it’s own conduct. During her time, she implemented a process by which the Board could evaluate its effectiveness as a team, identify areas of improvement, and set goals for growth in leadership. She believes in listening, with the full understanding that she is a representative to an entire constituency. Her role on the board is one of objectivity, even when it conflicts with or differs from her personal opinions.

Neha remains humbled by the confidence which appointed her to the Great Valley School Board 4 years ago, privileged to have had the opportunity to serve her community during a difficult time, and hopeful to carry out another term with the same commitment and integrity.