Pete Kennedy

Pete Kennedy

Senior Associate


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Region: Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Alaska, Hawaii

Pete comes to Search Associates with 35 years of experience as a teacher and educational leader.  After a brief stint in the corporate world, Pete followed his passion for teaching and never looked back! 

Pete’s career in education began as a mathematics teacher at Port Jefferson High School (NY).  Representing the United States as a Fullbright Scholar in the Republic of the Philippines, Pete discovered the world of international education.   Teaching positions at The American School in Japan, Jakarta Intercultural School, and the International School of Kuala Lumpur soon followed before Pete transitioned to leadership positions.  Pete has served as a secondary or high school principal in the USA, Brazil, Italy, and Vietnam.  On the director level, Pete served as the Superintendent of Schools for a large education group in Vietnam.

Pete holds a BA in Mathematics from the State University of New York (SUNY) and an MA in Educational Leadership from Columbia University.

At Search Associates, Pete will assist candidates from Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, Hawaii, and Alaska.  Having worked in nine different countries in schools spanning the spectrum from large well established non-for-profit schools to startup proprietary schools, Pete will use his wealth of experience to help candidates successfully obtain teaching positions focusing on best-fit options.

Growing up on the East End of Long Island (NY), Pete is an avid sailor living part-time aboard on his beloved sloop “Prosecco” aptly named in honor of a wonderful experience living in Italy.

Pete is eager to share his love for international education with candidates with the goal of helping them secure positions in high-quality international schools worldwide.

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