Bridget McNamer

Bridget McNamer

Senior Associate

+31 (0)61 454 8361

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Region: Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho


Leiden, The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)61 454 8361


Skype: bridgetmcnamer

Bridget McNamer joined Search Associates in 2013, following a 25-year career focused on international education, corporate social responsibility and philanthropy.

Bridget spent the early years of her career as a teacher and counselor at international schools, including Jakarta International School, where she taught IB English and served as college counselor and community service program coordinator, and the North Jakarta International School (placed there by Search Associates), where she taught Middle School English and advised the school's journalism and yearbook teams.

She also worked in higher education administration at Harvard University and the American University in Cairo, Egypt. She taught English to Ethiopian refugees in Cairo and to recent U.S. immigrants in Washington, DC.

Before coming to Search, Bridget worked as a consultant and practitioner in the fields of international philanthropy and corporate social responsibility, where she worked with leaders – primarily in the education arena — to improve the effectiveness of their organizations. Employers and clients included the Skoll Foundation, Gates Foundation, Bank of America Foundation, Business for Social Responsibility, Junior Achievement Worldwide and the World Economic Forum.

Bridget earned a B.A. in history from Harvard College and an M.A. in international relations and economics from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Bridget runs her Search Associates office with help from her husband John Doxey (see bio). This office:

  • Works with teacher and administrator candidates from Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming
  • Performs and assists with head of school and other administrative searches for international schools (more than 35 searches to date)
  • Co-chairs International Task Force on Child Protection Recruitment Committee


Please let us know how we can serve you!

John Doxey, Office Partner

Doxey, John

313 Bell Lane

Mill Valley, CA 94941


Tel: 415-290-2050

Skype: johndoxey1

John joined the Mill Valley, California office of Search Associates in 2014, following previous work in journalism, documentary filmmaking and eldercare consulting. His areas of expertise include collection and analysis of information and assisting clients with life transitions.

Together with Bridget McNamer (to whom he is happily married), John provides guidance to and manages the applications of teacher and administrator candidates from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

He also works closely with schools and educators interested in attending Search's Latin America & Caribbean Job Fair, and he has assisted several Search Associates member schools with Head of School and Administrative searches.

John has a B.A. in history from UC Berkeley, an M.S.J. in journalism from Northwestern University and an M.A. in gerontology from San Francisco State University.

Office: 1-415-290-2050

Bridget and/or John will be attending the following conferences and job fairs. Please stop by and say hello if you will also be attending these events.

  • IBAEM Regional Conference, Barcelona, Spain, October 6-8, 2016
  • ECIS Teachers Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 18-20
  • Search Associates London Fair, January 13-16, 2017
  • Search Associates Cambridge Fair, January 27-29, 2017

Please contact Bridget McNamer or John Doxey for more information on the following services:

  • Head of School and Administrative Searches
  • Candidate Support


Testimonials from Administrative Search Committees:

"Search Associates demonstrated a very adaptive approach to our non-typical search for a start-up school. They dealt with the whole search very professionally: they have managed to accept our way of thinking and reasoning behind our search criteria and were able to find us several candidates that matched them really well. They clearly have an excellent network of professionals in education. The search was done exactly on time and throughout the whole process the managers were following up on the progress and available 24/7." – Polina Maltseva, Head of Search Committee, Letovo International School, 2015

"Bridget was a tremendous asset to us in our search to fill the High School Principal position at ISP. She used excellent judgment in selectively forwarding candidates profiles from the many that applied. Her response time to questions or queries was excellent…Throughout the process she displayed a level of professionalism and attentiveness to the task that was very impressive." – Rajiv Bhat, Head of School, International School of Panama, 2014

Testimonials from Teacher Candidates who found jobs:

"Bridget has truly been wonderful to work with, and researched APIS for us when the offer came in…That information helped inform our decision." – Caroline and Jason Webster, 2015

"We want to thank Bridget, John, and Search. The entire experience was very enriching and your support priceless. We will be back when we decide it's time to relocate to another place." – Valeria and Alex Frohlich, 2015

"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all your hard work and support. I think you all did an excellent job and we really felt supported and welcomed at all times…It was such a pleasure to meet such kind and professional individuals." – Katheryne Ghinaglia, 2015

"One more time, thank you so much for your assistance in this process. You must be proud of your job because you really encouraged me to attend the fair in San Francisco, and here I am: ready to pack to begin my adventure in China." – Yolanda Talero, 2015

"Bridget, thank you for your email, it helped a lot!.. I made my decision this morning and said YES! I'm so excited for this next step in my life and the adventure that I will start in August. Thank you for all your help!" – Laura Hand, 2015

"A special thanks to Bridget McNamer and John Doxey, the best associates ever! If it wasn't for their dedication to me, I wouldn't have succeeded. They went out of their way to help me get to the fair and for that I am truly grateful. Because of them I received a life-changing job at the fair in a country I would never have been opened to!" – Leslie Chantaye Robinson, 2015

"Bridget and John were so helpful in listening and supporting me throughout the Cambridge fair. I had a great experience and the opportunity to interview and talk to many different schools." – Deborah Chu, 2015

"Dear Bridget: I want to thank you and John for your help, guidance and professionalism. You are both very good at your jobs and I have felt informed at every stage of this process. Thanks so much for helping me to find a position, I am so looking forward to joining ASL in August." – Aitziber Delgado, 2015

Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Julie Ryan was named National Distinguished Principal by the U.S. State Department and the National Association of Elementary School Principals.