Candidate Stories

Candidate Stories

Overseas with Marc and Melanie Curless

Overseas with Marc and Melanie Curless

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 kicked in when, during Marc's lower elementary…

Nina Keller: From Intern to Highly-Qualified International Teacher

Nina Keller: From Intern to Highly-Qualified International Teacher

Nina Keller was already living overseas when she landed her first international teaching assignment. She had just graduated with a BSc in Political Science and a BA in Spanish at Portland State…

Candidate Julie Gossett Seals the Deal

Candidate Julie Gossett Seals the Deal

Julie Gossett has accepted her first overseas teaching position at The American International School of Muscat (TAISM) in Oman, and we think she did everything right! Before following in the…


 
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...


 
Enthusiastic Teaching Couple Francisco and Natalia | January 27, 2016

Francisco Zapata and Natalia Escobar became teachers in order to make a great impact on students' lives. They met at university (Medellin, Colombia)...


 
Spotlight on Candidate Johnny Wilson | January 18, 2016

Johnny Wilson liked working with kids, and early on, felt a strong responsibility to work for kids. He recounts, "I worked as a teaching...


 
Spotlight on International Educator Trixi Kuballa | January 13, 2016

German-born Trixi Kuballa credits her parents for the opportunity to travel the world and for inspiring her early to learn English. She developed...


 
Spotlight on Teaching Couple Lizzie and Marshall Hudson | January 4, 2016

The Hudsons say teaching is "definitely in the family." Marshall spent his college breaks working at the school his father helped to found in...

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Search Associates has 19 Senior Associates with offices around the globe, each bringing a wealth of experience in international education.