Candidate Stories

Candidate Stories

The Hursts: A Teaching Couple's Journey

The Hursts: A Teaching Couple's Journey

Graduating with teaching credentials, yet not finding a job is a common story in Canada, says Laura Guay Hurst. In Laura’s case, she earned a degree in history from University of Brunswick before…

Lisa Jackson Lands Dream Job in Hong Kong

Lisa Jackson Lands Dream Job in Hong Kong

She’s been teaching—and loving it—for 12 years, but recently Lisa Jackson landed her ideal job in Hong Kong, one of her favorite places. And Search Associates made it easy! She explains, …

The Beattys: International Teaching Couple

The Beattys: International Teaching Couple

After graduation from university where they met, Sarah and Michael took off for seven weeks to explore Australia, New Zealand, and Thailand. In the following years, the desire to see more of…


 
High Fliers Jason and Liz Connect with Search Associates | July 11, 2017

One wintry morning at a coffee shop in Virginia, current Search Consultant and former Head of School Gunther Brandt recruited teachers Jason...


 
Overseas with Marc and Melanie Curless | June 20, 2017

With his mother and sister both teachers and his father a high school principal, Marc Curless could not avoid a career in education. The wanderlust...


 
Nina Keller: From Intern to Highly-Qualified International Teacher | November 30, 2016

Nina Keller was already living overseas when she landed her first international teaching assignment. She had just graduated with a BSc in Political...


 
Candidate Julie Gossett Seals the Deal | November 8, 2016

Julie Gossett has accepted her first overseas teaching position at The American International School of Muscat (TAISM) in Oman, and we think...


 
Music and Technology Guru Ryan Simonet | September 21, 2016

Ryan Simonet is a perfect example of the many international school educators who have found complete fulfillment in teaching. Born and raised...


 
Teaching Couple Whitney and Marc’s Lifetime of Adventure | August 1, 2016

Long before joining the world of international education, Whitney Kaulbach and Marc Gilbertson sought adventure. Whitney's college trip to post-communist...


 
Beverly Conway’s Dream Job Teaching Overseas | July 6, 2016

Beverly Conway unexpectedly became an educator twenty years ago, during her second year at university, when a close family friend asked Beverly...


 
A Third Leap for Andrea McLean! | June 27, 2016

Andrea McLean fought the feeling for a long time; for years, she ignored the signs that teaching was her calling. Throughout her life, she found...


 
Ciarán Cunningham-Watson’s Journey to Head of School | June 22, 2016

Ciarán Cunningham-Watson witnessed his father's rekindled enthusiasm for his work as an educator in the years before his retirement. His father...


 
International Head of School Giles Mongare | June 17, 2016

As a boy, Giles Mongare loved school, never missing a day. Though he enjoyed great relationships with his teachers, his passion for music, sports,...


 
Expert International Teacher: Garrett Walsh | June 10, 2016

Because Garrett Walsh has taught internationally for 25 years, he has witnessed its growing popularity and the explosion of teaching opportunities...


 
Candidate Ben Goddard: “Flexibility is the Key” | June 7, 2016

Now in his 5 th year as an international educator, Ben Goddard describes his love for teaching and his inability to imagine himself doing anything...


 
The Adventures of Teaching Couple Travis and Shannon Raybold | May 27, 2016

Travis and Shannon Raybold have only just become international educators, but the idea has been cooking for years. When she was young, Shannon's...


 
Pauline Stulberg: An Advocate for Life-Long Learning | May 26, 2016

Pauline Stulberg has just accepted a position as Director of the British International School in Ukraine (BISU). A born educator, she remembers...


 
The Detwiler Beck Family: Three Generations Living and Learning Overseas | May 13, 2016

Kari Detwiler Beck is a citizen of the world, having spent most of her life abroad. The daughter of international school educators, Kari attended...


 
Spotlight on Candidate Santosh Madhavan | February 23, 2016

As a child, Santosh Madhavan lived the life of an expatriate student from India in an American community. He fell in love with the beauty of...


 
Meet Veteran International Teachers Sandra Perdomo & Jeremy George | February 19, 2016

Sandra Perdomo and partner Jeremy George met as international educators while working overseas. Although they worked together in the same school...

Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Nick Kendell has worked in Asia, Australia, and Africa as an educator and administrator.