Thomas Schaedler

Thomas Schaedler

Senior Consultant

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Thomas joined Search Associates as Senior Consultant to support the team in meeting the needs of our partner schools in areas such as Head of School and other executive searches, leadership development, mentoring and coaching, strategic planning, school governance, and educational programs and services. 

Thomas has dedicated his entire professional life to a passion for international education. In a career spanning over 30 years, he has led international schools in Geneva (Switzerland), Rome (Italy), Berlin (Germany), Singapore, Zurich (Switzerland), Stuttgart (Germany), and the Bahamas, and has also worked for the World Bank in Indonesia. He holds an M.A. in Education from the University of Zurich in Switzerland, an MBA from the University of Hull, UK and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University, PA.

In his work, he relies on students who demonstrate enthusiasm, sincerity, and commitment; strong, dedicated, and creative faculty; school heads and boards who are prepared to work under rapidly changing conditions; and solid collaboration with parents who entrust schools with their most valuable asset, their children. Most recently, Thomas has worked as a consultant and coach with leaders and boards of international schools around the world, enjoying the process of challenging both individuals and teams to exceed their dreams.

A Swiss citizen, he is bilingual in German and English and fluent in French and Italian.

Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Diana Kerry was an international educator and administrator for 25 years in various countries, including Iran, France, Thailand, and Indonesia.