Art Charles Senior Consultant, Coach

As a Senior Consultant for the International Schools Practice, Art has done more than 160 senior administrative searches, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Recent successful searches include American College of Sofia, Bermuda High School for Girls, Branksome Hall Asia, Colegio FD Roosevelt, French International School of Hong Kong, Graded School of São Paulo, International College (Beirut), International School of Amsterdam, Keystone Academy, Lycée International St-Germain-en-Laye, International School of Zug & Luzern, Oberoi International School, Washington International School, as well as the Executive Director searches for AASSA, NESA, and the International Boys’ Schools Coalition.

Art is also a Coach in our Coaching Practice.

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 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 boarding 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 University 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.” In his spare time, he crafts Tiffany-design stained glass lampshades and tries to crank out a million meters a year on his Concept2 rowing erg.