Art Charles Practice Group Leader, International Schools Practice

As Practice Group Leader for the International Schools Practice, Art has has done more than 140 senior administrative searches, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Recent successful searches incldue Academia Cotopaxi, American School Foundation, American School of Paris, American School in Japan, Colegio Americano de Guatemala, Graded School of São Paulo, International College (Beirut), International School of Amsterdam, International School of Brussels, International School of Kuala Lumpur, International School of Zug & Luzern, Jakarta Intercultural School, Lycée Français de New York, Washington International School, Zurich International School, as well as the Executive Director searches for AASSA, NESA and the International Boys’ Schools Coalition.

Previous Experience

Prior to coming to CS&A, Art worked in five international schools, most recently as President of International College, a 3,500-student, trilingual, PK-12 school on two campuses in Beirut, Lebanon. He also worked as an administrator and teacher at the American College of Sofia, Academia Cotopaxi (Ecuador), The American School in Switzerland, and the American Embassy School (India). Art started his career as a French and ESL teacher in Fairfax County, VA and also worked in independent schools in Connecticut, Virginia, and Massachusetts.

Education & Interests

Art completed his undergraduate and graduate work at Georgetown University, focusing on French, Italian, and linguistics. While at Georgetown, he was heavily involved with the school’s rowing team and served as president of the Georgetown Crew. Rowing is a particular passion for Art who coached the sport at Georgetown and George Washington University, as well as at several prep schools, for 20 years. He has walked the Camino de Santiago twice and done two solo bike treks – one transcontinental and one along the Pacific coast of the U.S. Art has chronicled some of his adventure travel in “Holidays in a War Zone.”