Gunther Brandt

Gunther Brandt

Senior Consultant

101 Lakeshead Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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Dr. Günther Brandt was born and raised in Germany. He attended Stanford University for his undergraduate degree, graduating with Honors in History, and went on to obtain both his M.A. and Ph.D. in History from Princeton University in 1974. He has teaching experience in the areas of History, Social Studies, and English at Phillips Exeter Academy, the Lawrenceville School, and in the German Gymnasium system. . He later worked as an Adjunct Lecturer at US Consulate Hamburg and Hamburg University and as a Project Coordinator for the Hamburg US Consulate and US AID.

As a Head of School for much of his career, Günther is well-known by colleagues and professionals alike. He served as a Head of School for the Hamburg International School, Germany; Cairo American College (CAC), Egypt; Washington International School (WIS), USA; The Putney School, USA; The Graded School, Brazil; Country Day School, Costa Rica; Frankfurt International School (FIS), Germany; The Baldwin School, Puerto Rico (Independent Day School, San Juan); and The Universal American School (UAS), an ESOL EDUCATION IB World School, Dubai. Günther currently serves as Education Advisor for ESOL EDUCATION and has also been a Board Member since 2013.

Over the years, Günther has also provided leadership to numerous international organizations, having served as a member of the IB Heads Standing Committee; a Board Member of AISGW (Washington Area Association of Independent Schools (AISGW), the Chair of the Board of the American Schools in South America, and a member of accreditation teams of SACS and MSA.

He was elected as a Commissioner for the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (MSA) in 2013.

As a Senior Consultant with Search Associates, Günther will be available for Board training, governance, strategic planning, conflict resolution, and administrative searches.

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 CEO.