93 - A conversation with Pete Kennedy Senior Associate at Search Associates
In this conversation with Pete Kennedy we take the opportunity to delve into the dynamics of international school recruitment for both educators and school leaders, how recruitment has changed since COVID, what are recruiting organisations doing to engage with DEIJ, and strategies to consider as a candidate. Pete comes with extensive experience as a school head, principal and educator and now working for Search Associates
About Pete Kennedy
Before joining Search Associates, Pete enjoyed 35 years of experience as a teacher and educational leader. After a brief stint in the corporate world, Pete followed his passion for teaching and never looked back!
Pete’s career in education began as a mathematics teacher at Port Jefferson High School (NY). Representing the United States as a Fullbright Scholar in the Republic of the Philippines, Pete discovered the world of international education. Teaching positions at The American School in Japan, Jakarta Intercultural School, and the International School of Kuala Lumpur soon followed before Pete transitioned to leadership positions. Pete has served as a secondary or high school principal in the USA, Brazil, Italy, and Vietnam. On the director level, Pete served as the Superintendent of Schools for an education group in Vietnam.
Pete holds a BA in Mathematics from the State University of New York (SUNY) and an MA in Educational Leadership from Columbia University.
Growing up on the East End of Long Island (NY), Pete is an avid sailor living part-time aboard on his beloved sloop “Prosecco” aptly named in honor of a wonderful experience living in Italy.
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