Paul joined Search Associates in 2019 after serving for 12 years at the Association of American Schools in South America--11 years as Executive Director and a final year as Deputy Director as part of a leadership succession plan. His key responsibilities were organizing professional development events for the region and overseeing AASSA’s recruiting service which places both administrators and educators in Latin American international schools. Throughout a 40-year career in international education, Paul has been highly involved as a consultant to organizations in the areas of governance and strategic planning as well as a keynoter and workshop leader.
Prior to serving as a regional director, Paul was the Director of Harare International School in Zimbabwe for 9 years after 8 years at Lincoln School in Kathmandu, Nepal, in a variety of administrative roles: Elementary Principal, Secondary Principal and 5 years as Director. Previously, Paul taught high school English at Canadian Academy in Kobe, Japan, and transitioned to become the head of counseling. In his first 9 years overseas, Paul taught secondary English at the American International School of Dusseldorf, was a lecturer at Yoyogi Seminar Prep School in Tokyo, and served as the English Department Chair at the American Community Schools of Athens, Greece.
Paul holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in English Literature from the University at Albany, New York, and an M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of New Hampshire. He holds certifications in school administration, counseling and as a teacher of English. 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. In 2011, Paul received AASSA’s most prestigious award: the AASSA International Education Leadership Award. In February 2019, Paul was inducted into AAIE’s Hall of Fame. As a Senior Consultant with Search Associates, Paul conducts leadership searches in Latin America given his extensive experience in the region.