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Administrators Abroad: Leading a School Overseas!

Nov 29 Webinar - 9AM EST


Today more than ever, international schools are competing for leaders with passionate educational visions, the ability to manage stakeholders’ needs, and the flexibility to navigate diverse cultures. Interested? On November 29, 9AM EST, learn about the journey of leading an international school! 

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During this hour led by ISS administrators and educators, we will:
 - Introduce you to International Schools Services (ISS) and the Administrative Search Team
 - Discuss the similarities and differences between schools in the US and overseas
 - Provide helpful tips for international administration
 - Explain what to expect during your search
 - Discuss how ISS can assist you with this process
 - Close with a Q&A

Questions about taking your administrative career overseas? Our panelists are experts in their field with plenty of wisdom to share -- this is your chance to hear from them! Email the Global Recruitment Team  with any questions you'd like to see answered in the webinar.

Meet the Panelists


Brad McClain, Head of School, Ambatovy International School (Madagascar)
Brad McClain is the Head of School at the ISS managed Ambatovy International School on the eastern coast of Madagascar, his sixth international school.  Brad has lived and worked overseas for 35 years at international American curriculum schools in Colombia, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Argentina, and now Madagascar. Brad recognizes that international school leadership is a multifaceted process which includes the academic, physical, emotional and social growth of students, professional development and support of teachers, and positive involvement of parents and alumni—all within the context of maintaining and promoting the physical and financial vigor of the school. As a school leader, his vision is to promote an energized ownership in this process among all stakeholders.

Beth Pfannl, ISS Vice President, Administrative Searches
Beth joins ISS with 30 years of experience in international education. She was most recently head of the American Overseas School of Rome for the past ten years, and has also been president of AAIE and the Rome International Schools Association (RISA). Beth currently serves as a trustee of The American University of Rome. She earned her doctorate from the Sorbonne in Paris, her BA from McGill University and holds a CAGS in School Administration from Rhode Island College. Fluent in Spanish, Italian and French, Beth brings a very strong international perspective to ISS. In addition to leading administrative searches, Beth runs the annual Mary Anne Haas Women’s Leadership Symposium. Based in Rome, Beth loves to travel and spend time with family.

Dave Randall, ISS Senior Leadership Executive, Governed Schools/Administrative Searches
Dave has served in overseas schools as a teacher, principal, finance director and head of school. He has worked across 11 schools in East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, South America, Africa, and the Middle East, serving the last three of these as interim head of school. Dave earned his B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M. Ed. and M.P.A. from the University of North Carolina. He enjoys employing his experience throughout ISS because of the high quality of colleagues and their shared vision of excellent education for students around the world. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, walking in the mountains, good food, bicycling and time with his family.
Ashley Wotowey, Administrative Search & Global Recruitment Coordinator
Ashley has been a part of the international education community for many years. She is the Administrative Search Team Coordinator, supporting Dr. Beth Pfannl and Mr. David Randall as they lead global searches to fill high-level administrative positions worldwide. Ashley is a Colorado native and received her degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Colorado. Through her travels, she has had the opportunity to discover the beauty of the world and create a deep understanding of how significant and extraordinary it is to experience the world through travel and education. When she is not working or traveling, she is out hiking with her dogs and fiancé or fly fishing on a quiet stream.

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