Our Mission

Southern Teachers helps independent schools in the South hire talented teachers and leaders so that our member schools may offer the best possible education to their students.

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Independent Schools

Independent schools offer great teaching jobs: small class sizes, freedom from standardized state testing, and college-bound students. At an independent school, quality isn’t just test scores and college acceptances; it’s also the unique way teachers maximize the potential of their students. We have thousands of great private school teaching jobs!

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The South

While our candidates come from across the country—and around the globe—we place educators at schools in the South. We are Southern Teachers. We know the South. From Maryland to Miami to Midland, Texas. 16 states. 100 million people. The fastest growing region in America beckons with opportunity. If you want a private school teaching job in the South, Southern Teachers is your best choice.

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Our Process

Our unparalleled service can help you find a great private school teaching job. We listen. We focus on opportunities that meet your personal career goals. That's one of the many reasons why schools have trusted us since 1902 to find the best teachers and administrators for their students.

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  • Southern Teachers not only provided our school with the personal attention and focus on details that we were hoping for with a search firm, but they listened to our needs and brought us exceptional candidates that will impact our institution for years to come!

    Steve LovejoyHouston, TX

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  • At each juncture in my career, I have reconnected with Southern Teachers. They are unique among teacher agencies in that they commit time and resources to knowing candidates and building partnerships with them.

    Marie Reed Charlottesville, VA

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  • Southern Teachers is one of the easiest placement organizations I have worked with. Your staff is accessible, supportive, and sustains a high level of engagement. Your website is easy to navigate and the video introductions of candidates are a real plus.

    Garhett WagersHouston, TX

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  • Southern Teachers has been a great long-term partner in our hiring. Taking the time and making the effort to know our school and its culture has built a relationship that has allowed you to send us better candidates.

    DuBose EglestonCharleston, SC

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Latest News

  • ST Leadership Study

    In our groundbreaking Leadership Study based on assessments of almost 250 sitting heads of school, you'll read about the specific personality traits that distinguish independent school leaders.  Nine reports published serially this fall on topics such as Ambition, Learning Approaches, and Interpersonal Sensitivity.  Does your personality predict your performance?

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  • Job Fairs in 2021

    Southern Teachers will hold three Virtual Job Fairs in 2021. 

    • February 5-6

    • March 12-13

    • April 16-17

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  • 2021 Student Art Contest Coming Soon!

    Our 12th Annual Student Art Contest will begin accepting submissions on November 1.  Students at member school in grades 8-12 are eligible to participate. One art teacher from each member school should register to coordinate submissions.

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  • Why an Elephant?

    This majestic creature symbolizes many different things in cultures around the world, but we selected it as our icon because the elephant and the agency have key traits in common.

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