George Entwistle

George Entwistle

Director of Consulting Services

128 Middle Road
PO Box 51
New Portland, Maine 04961

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George earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, followed by a Master’s degree in Psychology at Assumption College where he focused his research on social and cognitive development in children.  Later, George earned his Doctorate degree in Leadership and Organizational Development from Boston University.


He has served as an adjunct faculty member at the Boston University Graduate School of Education and also served in adjunct faculty and lecturer positions at Plymouth State University (NH), St. Joseph’s College (ME), Cambridge College (MA), and Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


George spent his early career working as an educator and Psychologist with children and adults presenting with significant cognitive, behavioral, mental health, and/or educational challenges.  He identifies this early career engagement as building the foundation for the level of importance he continues to place on inclusion and the commitment he has to school improvement that targets improved outcomes for every student.  It was also during this time that he became more intrigued and engaged with the work of changing and reshaping organizations.


Entering the private sector, where he spent 16 years, George functioned in the broad area of Organizational Development and Leadership with specific responsibilities in HR, organizational design (OD) and internal organization consulting.  It was here, in businesses ranging in size from start-up (Hunter Panels, Maine) to Fortune 500 companies (Weyerhaeuser Company, WA), he honed his skills at developing systems and structures which could produce the most favorable individual and team performance outcomes. George continues to be certified as a Senior Professional of Human Resources by the Human Resources Certification Institute.   


George then reentered the world of education serving as Superintendent of public school districts in Maine and Massachusetts for a period of 15 years before, most recently, serving as Deputy Head and Head of Puxi Campus at Shanghai American School.


We are excited to welcome George to our team. With his background in business and education, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in a broad range of organizational and consulting services that are critically important to so many of our partners.

Did You Know…?

Search Associates is a family-owned business founded by John Magagna, former international educator. After working with her father for ten years, daughter Jessica Magagna is now President.