Paul Poore

Paul Poore

Senior Consultant

1285 NW 167 Avenue
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

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Paul has enjoyed a 40-year career in international education which--after initially teaching English Literature at Saratoga Springs High School in upstate New York for 3 years--took him overseas as a teacher and subsequently as principal, school director and regional executive director.  The first 9 years overseas were spent as a teacher of secondary English at the American International School of Dusseldorf; and as English Department Chair at the American Community Schools of Athens, Greece. 

In 1985, Paul transitioned to Canadian Academy in Kobe, Japan, as a teacher of IB English Literature and in 1988 was appointed head of counseling K-12 after completing a second Master’s Degree in Counseling.  In 1990, he was invited to become the Secondary Principal/Assistant Director of Lincoln School in Kathmandu, Nepal-- a position Paul held for 5 years until he was selected by the Board of Directors to become the school’s Director/ Elementary Principal, a position he held for 3 years.  In 1998, Paul was appointed the Director of Harare International School (HIS) in Zimbabwe, a position in which he served for 9 years during which the high school was added, HIS became an IB World School, and a 22-acre campus was developed—all of this amid Zimbabwe’s dramatic economic and political collapse. 

After 9 years in Zimbabwe, Paul was appointed the Executive Director of the Association of American Schools in South America (AASSA).  During his 11 years as Executive Director, the organization saw an explosive growth in membership, the development of services and professional development offerings, and a turnaround in its financial standing.  In his final year at AASSA, Paul served as Deputy Director as part of a Board-approved leadership succession plan. 

In 2005, Paul was selected as the AAIE International Superintendent of the Year and was awarded the National Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators. He served for 9 years on the Board of Directors of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA), 7 years on the founding board of the Academy of International School Heads (AISH), 3 years on the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) Advisory Board, and 5 years on the AAIE Board of Directors.

Given his vast experience in the region, Paul’s work as Senior Consultant will be focused on Latin America. 

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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.