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Latin America, Panama

November 15 - 17, 2019

Imholt, Jennifer

Fair Organizer:
Jennifer Imholt

Imholt, Robert

Fair Organizer:
Robert Imholt

November 15 - 17, 2019


Fair Organizers: Jennifer Imholt, Robert Imholt

This Latin America fair is designed to help meet the recruiting needs of schools in South America, Central America and the Caribbean, and to offer good career opportunities to qualified educators with a strong interest in the region.

Only 15 minutes from the Tocumen International Airport in the capital, Panama City, the Latin America Fair is convenient and cost effective for schools and candidates from around the region and beyond.

The airport serves as the home base for Copa Airlines and is a regional hub to and from The Caribbean, South, North and Central America and additionally features routes to some European cities.

The Latin America Fair is for an invited list of quality international schools and candidates. Around 100 candidates and 30 schools are expected. This fair has a Latin American flavor, for candidates with a passion for working in this colorful and exciting part of the world.

Recruiters from this fair will come from a wide variety of locations around the world, but schools from the Americas: Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean region are expected to form the majority. Search Associates-registered candidates of all nationalities and all standard specialist fields in schools are welcome to request an invitation to attend the Latin America Fair in Panama City.

Recruiters (November 15 - 17, 2019)

Interested recruiters/schools may request an invitation from your school dashboard or contact Jennifer Imholt.

Email: jimholt@searchassociates.com


Candidates (November 16 - 17, 2019)

Interested candidates must be registered with a branch of Search Associates if they wish to attend the Latin America Fair.

  • Candidates who are already registered with Search Associates should notify their Search sponsor of their interest in this fair and request an invitation.
  • Candidates who have been registered with Search Associates in the past should re-register with the same associate and request an invitation to this fair.
  • Candidates who are new to Search and wish to attend the Latin America Fair: Please look first at the region in which you live and register with the associate responsible for the region; If you are international (living outside of the US, UK, Canada, Australia/New Zealand), you may register with Jennifer Imholt.

An early request to your sponsoring associate for a candidate place is important - best before October. All candidates need to be free to attend the candidate orientation, the interview sign-up session, and the following day for possible interviews.

¡Bienvenido! ¡Esperamos verte en Panamá!

A one-day workshop for any educator interested in serving as an ACE Learning Accreditation Visitor.

This is an excellent opportunity to combine your recruiting trip with professional development. To this end, Search Associates is pleased to partner with NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges)

NEASC Accreditation for Learning: From Compliance to Improvement to Transformation


A one-day workshop for any leader or educator interested in learning more about NEASC Accreditation. The workshop will explore how schools are using the ACE Learning Principles to help move from focusing on compliance to a model of continuous growth and possible transformation. Those interested in becoming NEASC Visitors can use this workshop as the first part of the training.

Registration Deadline: November 7, 2019

Workshop Fee(s):  $180 USD (Refreshments and lunch provided)
Limitation:  Maximum 22 participants

(See the link below to register--this organized by NEASC and is billed separately from the Search Associates Latin American Fair fee)


Location: Metropolitan School of Panama, Panama City, Panama (located about 25 minutes from the hotel, easy to reach by taxi or Uber)

Address: School's physical address:

Building #104, Ave. Vicente Bonilla 
City of Knowledge, Clayton
Panama City, Panama

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (9:00 - 16:00)

This hands-on workshop is designed to:

  • introduce you to the ACE conceptual framework
  • train you to serve on an ACE Learning Team (also referred to as a "Visiting Team") and to conduct Learning Principles visits.

ACE expects Team members to:

  • be excellent writers and communicators in English
  • have solid knowledge of and experience in observing ‘learning’
  • have held a leadership position or taught at an international school for at least 3 years

Please note:
Following the workshop, participants will be asked to submit additional materials to ensure their readiness to conduct visits on behalf of NEASC.

Workshop Leader(s): 

Darlene Fisher, EdD, Consultant/International Accreditation Leader, NEASC Commission on International Education (CIE)


Thank you to SUNY Buffalo State College, International Graduate Program for Educators, for your generous sponsorship of Search Associates and the Latin America Fair.

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Off-Site Graduate Programs Description

The Office of International Graduate Programs for Educators is responsible for the Master of Science program in Multidisciplinary Studies as well as professional development for educators working at American/International Schools. The degree program is hosted by American/International Schools for cohorts (groups) of education professionals. The entire program requires ten (10) courses that can be delivered at the school site, electronically, or through a combined approach of on-site/on-line instruction depending on the course as well as the needs of the cohort.

More information can be found at http://igpe.buffalostate.edu/

Search Associates Latin America Job Fair, Panama City 2019

Please contact Dr. Michael Lovorn (email: lovornm@BuffaloState.edu) for more information and program advising. Please stop by to see him at the fair to talk about what IGPE can do for you!


Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Ray Sparks's over 30-year career as an educator has involved working in Canada, Europe, and Asia.