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Our DEI Strategic Goals

Our DEI Strategic Goals

Dear Search Associates Community, Since June 2020, Search Associates has engaged in listening, learning and critical self-examination to understand how we can become a diverse, equitable,…

Candidate Stories

The Elgers: Improvisation is the Key

The Elgers: Improvisation is the Key

College Admission Officer Elizabeth Elger and aspiring Sports Broadcaster Joey Elger enjoyed aspects of their first careers, but the strain of completely different schedules led this fun-loving…

School Spotlights

Overseas Teaching in Saudi Arabia

Overseas Teaching in Saudi Arabia

In a picturesque city located on Saudi Arabia’s magnificent Red Sea coast lies The World Academy (TWA), an international standards-based curriculum day school for students aged 2–18. TWA aims…


 
CANDIDATE STORIES
The Gardners Have Arrived | March 21, 2021

Steve and Alina Gardner were tempted by other career paths before finding their way back to their true calling. Alina, born and raised in China,...


 
CANDIDATE STORIES
Tessa John-Guerra’s Leap of Faith | February 28, 2021

Born and raised on the island of Saint Lucia, Tessa John-Guerra was a teacher for three years and school counselor for 16 before deciding to...


 
GENERAL NEWS
Bill Turner Featured in Teach Middle East Podcast | February 20, 2021

This winter, Senior Associate Bill Turner was honored to be guest speaker in a podcast by Teach Middle East magazine. In it, Bill...


 
CANDIDATE STORIES
David Karayan: Following the Spark of Light | February 6, 2021

One month of teaching at a summer camp was enough to convince undergraduate David Karayan that math education was his calling. Twenty-four years...


 
GENERAL NEWS
Search Associates in Partnership with United World Schools | January 16, 2021

As a supporter of United World Schools (UWS) since 2017, Search Associates (SEARCH) always looks forward to receiving UWS reports, which illustrate...


 
CANDIDATE STORIES
Charles Franklin II: Making the Right Choice | January 14, 2021

Two high school teachers made such an impact on his life that Charles Franklin II decided to become an educator himself. After five years of...


 
GENERAL NEWS
Supporting School Recruitment Needs Safely | January 13, 2021

Despite the restrictions of the pandemic, our Search Associates continue to visit schools to support their recruitment needs. This November/December,...


 
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHTS
Teach Abroad in Thailand | January 10, 2021

As part of the Ruamrudee International School network of three campuses in Bangkok, Ruamrudee International School Ratchapruek Campus (RISR)...


 
CANDIDATE STORIES
Teaching in International Schools: No Looking Back | December 20, 2020

Over 18 years, Amos Owiti and his wife Martha Ojwang have taught in international schools in Kenya, Ethiopia, Singapore, China, and most recently,...


 
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHTS
An American School with an International Community | December 18, 2020

The Village School (Village) has evolved into a vibrant institution serving approximately 1,500 pre-K–12 students. Originally launched as a small,...


 
GENERAL NEWS
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Feedback from Our Candidate Listening Circles | December 16, 2020

Dear Search Associates Community, On August 26, Search Associates sent out a letter addressing our plans to become a more diverse,...


 
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHTS
International Teaching in Mexico | December 4, 2020

Search Associates welcomes new member school John F. Kennedy The American School of Querétaro (JFK), which offers a pre–K–12, bilingual, bicultural...


 
CANDIDATE STORIES
Barbara Wrightson: Life, Love, and Learning on Three Continents | December 3, 2020

When Barbara Wrightson earned her B.A. in International Affairs, specializing in Russian and Eastern European Studies, she did not intend to...


 
CANDIDATE STORIES
Binita Dey: From India to Spain, Austria, and Myanmar | November 12, 2020

Growing up in New Delhi, Binita Dey was exposed to many different aspects of Hispanic cultures and people. Her father, a professor of Comparative...


 
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHTS
Overseas Teaching in Mexico | November 3, 2020

The American School of Torreón (CAT) is an independent day school serving the needs of the community of the Comarca Lagunera Region of Mexico,...


 
CANDIDATE STORIES
Albina and Charles: Determined to Give Back | November 1, 2020

Albina Mululu and Charles Ochola, both children of educators, grew up basking in their parents’ joy when students and their families thanked...


 
CANDIDATE STORIES
Barika Andrews: From South Florida to Abu Dhabi | October 21, 2020

Growing up in South Florida, a region with a robust multicultural population, Barika Andrews understood that being part of a diverse community...


 
CANDIDATE STORIES
Matthew Tavares’ Dream Come True | October 11, 2020

Music teacher Matthew Tavares turned a yearning for home in Indonesia into a reality, and he made it happen through passion, focus, and a gratitude...


 
CANDIDATE STORIES
The Punjabis: An IB Family | September 30, 2020

After enjoying their two years at the International School of Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, the Punjabis have relocated to the New Oriental Academy,...


 
CANDIDATE STORIES
The Many Roles of Duncan Kaiser | September 17, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck and the quarantine began, Duncan Kaiser was between appointments in international schools within Switzerland....

Did You Know…?

Director of School Relations David Cope's career has taken him to Europe, Africa, North and Central America, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.