Jessica D. Magagna

Jessica D. Magagna

President/CEO

3 Cobblestone Lane
Shavertown, PA 18708, USA
570-696-0144

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Region: New England, New York, Pennsylvania (except for South East PA.) Iowa, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado

Fair Organizer: Cambridge, U.S.A.

Introduction

Jessica Magagna is the daughter of Founding Director John Magagna who started Search Associates in 1990 after a long career as a teacher and administrator both overseas and in the US.  Jessica began working for Search Associates in 2002 as a Senior Associate with a focus on teacher recruitment. After working side by side with her father for seven years, she moved into an executive role overseeing the day to day operations of Search Associates. In 2018, her father retired ending a 60 year career in the world of education and Jessica was appointed as CEO. In this role she is responsible for the creation, planning, implementation and strategic direction of the organization with the assistance of the Executive Team members. 

 

Background

Jessica was born in Tangier while her father was Head of School at the American School of Tangier. After spending five years in Morocco her family headed back to the US where her father took a job as the Headmaster of a private school and her where her Mother taught Pre-k.  After spending seven years in the United States, her family went back overseas when her father accepted a position as HOS at the American Community school in Tehran, Iran where she attended school for several years.

She has had a wealth international experience, not only as a student in the international school community, but has visited extensively in Indonesia, while her father was Head of School at Jakarta International School, and has traveled to other countries in Asia, Europe and South America visiting as many international schools along the way. Her passion for education, recruiting and travel led her to begin her career with Search Associates in 2002.

After attending Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her B.A. in Communication Studies, Jessica worked as an Education Outreach Coordinator for a local organization teaching specific life skills to children in grades K-5 and coordinating their community outreach program. She then changed careers and took a position as an Executive in the Retail Management industry concentrating on recruitment and training for upper level Management positions. After spending over a decade in this profession, she eventually decided to leave and join Search Associates as a Senior Associate.

Family

Jessica comes from a  family whose life was and continues to be devoted to education. Her mother was an Early Childhood Education teacher who dedicated her life to children and learning and spent over seven years teaching abroad in Egypt, Mali, Beirut and Angola. Her father has been Head of School in several international and U.S schools devoting his time to finding the best teachers to enhance student learning around the  globe.

In her spare time she is a Mother of two children, Ethan (11 years old) and Rachel (8 years old), and wife to Rob Snyder who assists Search Associates with their technology needs and strategic planning.

Keri Crawford, Executive Assistant

Crawford, Keri

Hi! My name is Keri Crawford and I am the Executive Assistant in charge of managing Jessica's office. Although it can be quite a challenge at times as things can get pretty crazy around here, I thoroughly enjoy working with Search Associates and assisting candidates in their job search!

I began working for Search Associates in 2008 on a part time basis and now work full time as Executive Assistant to Jessica Magagna. Prior to my time here, I worked for various companies as both Office Manager and Administrative Assistant. In addition, I spent the last two years working in the public school system as an Educator Co-op in grades 1-6 for children with special needs.

My primary role in Jessica's office (besides keeping her organized) is to assist candidates with all questions pertaining to the registration process and monitoring the status of your application. Therefore, if you have any questions about what to do next, or what did we receive or what is your status, I would be the one to contact. Of course, you can always contact Jessica, especially with questions that fall outside of the registration process, but I am the official "go to" person for questions concerning your application. Please feel free to contact me anytime and I will do my best to assist you.

Email: kcrawford@searchassociates.com
Office: 1-570-204-7020

Rob Snyder, Web Developer

Snyder, Rob

Hello, my name is Rob and I work with Jessica (who also happens to be my wife) running her Search Associates' office. Usually, I am the one fixing all of the technical issues that crop up, however, I also assist her candidates when questions arise and also assist in organizing the Cambridge fair.

I am also the Search Associates Web Developer so most of your technical inquires will eventually end up on my desk.  I have a Masters Degree in Instructional Technology from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and a Masters Degree in Computer Science from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. Although I do enjoy instructional design, my true passion is programming and I thoroughly enjoy my role as Web Developer for the company.

If you are a registered candidate with Jessica and have an issue with the web site, you can contact me directly but it is always a good thing to copy Jessica as well.

We look forward to hearing and/or working with you should you wish to pursue international teaching abroad.

Email: webmaster@searchassociates.com
Office: 570-696-0144
Skype: robsnyder46

President

I was appointed as Vice President of Search Associates in 2009, and President in 2013 after working for the company for eleven years. I work with our Executive Management Committee (EMC) which is comprised of our COO, Rajiv Bhat and our Executive Vice President, David Cope.The EMC works extremely hard in continuing to find ways to improve our company's services to better meet the needs of all candidates and schools we serve.

In my role as  President  I am also responsible for the Search Associates web site to include development strategies, maintenance and future goals. Much of what you see on our web site comes from hundreds of suggestions from both candidates and schools who use our services.Therefore, if you have any suggestions for improvement or wish to share what you like about our web site, please feel free to contact me any time.

Did You Know…?

Since 1990, Search Associates has assisted over 35,000 educators to find jobs in international schools around the world.