Bob comes to Search Associates with an extensive history of leadership experiences gained during 13 years of military experience as a combat arms officer, 6 years as executive director at a non-profit serving over 400,000 free meals a year to the poor, and now 21 years of working in international education. As an international educator, Bob worked at 6 international schools as teacher, athletic director, vice-principal, K-12 principal, middle school principal, deputy director and director. He was also the director of the International Graduate Program for Educators at Buffalo State, serving 1,800 graduate students working at international schools around the world.
Bob has his bachelor's (BA) and master's (MIT) degrees from the Evergreen State College and his PhD in K-12 Educational Leadership from Touro University.
Bob and his wife, Jennifer – an equally experienced international school educator and administrator – will run the office and support Search Associate candidates and schools.
At Search Associates, Bob will be responsible for the West Coast regions, which includes the states of Washington, Oregon, California and Nevada. He will also be responsible for the February San Francisco recruiting fair. All West Coast candidates previously registered to Mike Williams who wish to re-register with Search should contact Bob's team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jim Albers, Executive Assistant
Jim Albers has been a professional educator for twenty-eight years, teaching in public, private and international schools. His international teaching experience includes The American Embassy School in New Delhi, India and The American International School of Muscat, Oman.
Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from Washington State University and a master’s degree in Educational Administration with Principal’s Certification from Pacific Lutheran University.
Most recently Jim was a middle school math and geography teacher at Charles Wright Academy, where he was the history department chair, middle school team leader, curriculum committee member, and coach for cross-country, track, ultimate, and basketball. Hosted by the United States Embassy, Jim also lead a group of student delegates to Lithuania to be a part of their Democratic Camp, focusing on student leadership through international relations and democratic values.
Jim’s prior educational experiences include his principal internship in University Place School District, serving on the board as the teacher representative at The American International School of Muscat, and working through the school-wide accreditation at The American Embassy School and at Charles Wright Academy.
Currently, Jim and his wife, Holly, reside in University Place, Washington. They have a daughter in college and a son in high school. Family, the beach, a book, decaf coffee, running, and traveling about sums him up!
Jim’s role includes supporting the marketing and recruiting efforts of the Search Associates West Coast office by reaching out to potential candidates who are actively seeking to experience working and living overseas.
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In the summer of 2017, Jennifer Imholt began running the Washington office, representing the west coast region of the U.S. alongside her husband, Senior Associate Bob Imholt.
Jennifer is a Spanish speaker, and has worked as teacher and administrator for 23 years in international schools chiefly in that region. She and I worked for 11 years in South America. As such, she is the perfect choice to partner with schools in the Latin America region and to be the organizer of the Search Latin America Fair, coming soon to Panama City, Panama!
After graduating from Washington State University with a B.A. Communications, Public Relations in 1992, Jennifer became certified as a K-8 teacher and earned her Master’s in Teaching, with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction at City University in Washington.
From 1994–1996, Jennifer taught in Washington State before moving overseas. For the next 17 years, she taught in schools in Qatar, Japan, Venezuela, Paraguay, and Colombia. A variety of leadership positions ensued. Jennifer served as IEP Case Manager, Primary & Elementary at Colegio Neuva Granada’s Learning Center in Bogota, Colombia. She became Curriculum Coordinator Pre-K-12 in 2014 at the International Community School of Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, and later that same year, Jennifer took the helm as Interim Lower School Principal at ICSA. Upon returning to the US, Jennifer most recently taught second grade in a bilingual, dual-immersion Spanish program at PS 33 Bilingual Center in Buffalo, New York.
Jennifer enjoys traveling internationally, gourmet and exotic foods, and outdoor activities such as hiking with her family.