Diana Kerry

Diana Kerry

Senior Associate/Intern Coordinator

33 Temple St.
Newburyport, MA. 01950

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Greetings and welcome to the Intern Recruitment Office of Search Associates. I appreciate your interest and hope you will wish to register as a candidate. As your placement coordinator, I will do my best to assure that you find a job that suits your talents and interests, and promises an exciting overseas experience!

I myself worked as a teacher and administrator in overseas schools for 25 years, and I bring long-standing experience in international education to the job of Intern Coordinator/Senior Associate. I started my international teaching career in HS Social Studies and English at the Community School in Tehran, where I first met Search Associates founder John Magagna when he arrived as the school's new headmaster. After four exciting years in Iran, I went on to teach in France and Thailand, and then enjoyed fifteen great years teaching MS Drama at the Jakarta International School (now the Jakarta Intercultural School) in Indonesia. I have traveled widely throughout the world and am familiar with many international schools firsthand.

In fact, I am a product of international schools myself, since my father was posted overseas in the US Foreign Service when I was a child.   I returned to the United States to attend high school at Milton Academy and received a B.A. in History from Smith College in Massachusetts. I earned an M.A. in Education from Tufts University, and later a second M.A. in Theatre Text and Performance from King's College London and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA).

I first assisted Search Associates as an intern recruiter on several New England campuses for several years, and now provide assistance to intern and 'dual' intern/beginning teaching candidates with the application and job search process.  I am also very happy to assist teaching candidates worldwide, and welcome returning interns who are eager to pursue a career in education. 

International education opens the door to teachers and students alike, and I hope you will wish to knock and step through! 


WHO are interns?

  • Active, adventurous, articulate, conscientious, energetic, enthusiastic, flexible, gregarious, honest, interesting, open-minded, smart, young people!
  • Recent college graduates of all nationalities

WHAT are interns?

  • Beginning teachers, teaching assistants, assistant teachers, substitute teachers, teachers-in-training, and teachers!
  • Coaches, club advisors, chaperones

WHERE are interns?

  • In Elementary, Middle School, and High School classrooms
  • In American/International Schools all over the world

WHEN are interns?

  • For a single academic year (usually August to June)
  • During their years right out of college

WHY are interns?

  • To work with a diverse and motivated group of interesting international students
  • To broaden horizons by living and working overseas

Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Nick Kendell has worked in Asia, Australia, and Africa as an educator and administrator.