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.
Independent schools have small class sizes, allowing teachers to create a more intimate learning environment. Teachers have the flexibility and autonomy to forge their own paths to excellence. Engaged faculties help support and foster first-time teachers as they become part of the school community. And parental involvement effectively creates a classroom beyond the school walls.
Once you've been accepted as an ST candidate, a placement counselor will be assigned to help you through the entire job search process. Together, you'll assemble a compelling credentials file, prepare for interviews, and discern your best job opportunities.
You'll discuss your talents and interests, your career goals and relocation preferences. Next, your counselor will contact your references. Our full understanding of your search helps us identify opportunities most appropriate for you from the thousands of private school teacher jobs listed with us each year.
A bachelor's degree is required and a strong academic record is important. What matters most is a prospective teacher’s gift for managing and motivating kids. Schools will often consider a candidate’s previous success as a camp counselor, coach, tutor, or residential advisor.
For elementary school teaching positions, certification is usually required. For teachers in middle and upper school, however, schools focus on subject area knowledge and skills in communicating and connecting with teenagers.
What has impressed us most has been the depth of their knowledge of their candidates and our school. Finding the right "match" in hiring is tremendously important, and Southern Teachers gets it.
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.
Southern Teachers has been the best tool in my job search toolbox. They have helped steer my life in such a positive direction that you had better believe the next time I look for a new job, they will be my first call.
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.
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.
Southern Teachers is the absolute best in the business! They work tirelessly to help you accomplish your professional goals. I could never thank them enough for the care and concern that they’ve always shown for me.
I have been represented by Southern Teachers on three occasions, and each one afforded me the opportunity to choose the best fit for my needs as an educator . . . and to get jobs at some of the most esteemed institutions in the South!
Southern Teachers is currently accepting applications for additional placement counselors and a recruitment coordinator for our office in Charlottesville, Virginia.
With our new site comes a great new feature—candidate profile photos! A photo of your smiling face can help you job search by building a connection and creating a positive first impression. To encourage candidates to upload a photo, we will have daily drawings for $25 Amazon Gift Cards all summer long! Check out our winners so far and then log in to update your candidate profile with a new photo!
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.
Southern Teachers has been around since 1902. Our web presence isn’t quite so distinguished, but we have been online for 25 years! Take a quick look at our digital evolution since 1992. We’ve come a long way!