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.

Elephants are exceptionally intelligent, not just because they possess the largest brains of any land mammals, but because they possess a wisdom born of longevity.  As the oldest agency in America, Southern Teachers has amassed more insight derived from experience than any other service.

Highly social creatures, elephants are renowned for loyalty to their community.  At Southern Teachers, we have intentionally defined our community as independent schools in the South.  We are the only agency with this distinctive focus and we are exceptionally proud of our member schools, the value they add to communities around the South, and our service to them.

Further afield, in Indian lore, elephants are glorified as removers of obstacles.  The agency plays a comparable role.  A school leader’s greatest challenge is to build an outstanding faculty.  Since 1902, through periods of prosperity and depression, war and peace, cultural harmony and dislocation, Southern Teachers has stood ready to help administrators with some of their heaviest lifting.  We, too, are removers of obstacles.

(Her name, in case you wondered, is Star!)

Latest News

  • College Visits

    We're headed to a college near you! Southern Teachers recruiters are traveling to career fairs, information sessions, and interview days throughout the fall. We would like to meet you! If you're a student interested in teaching, be sure to attend and find us under the elephant! 

    Here’s where you’ll find us this week.

    November 28: University of Mary Washington Information Table

    November 29: Old Dominion University Education Fair

    November 30: Clarkson University Virtual Info Sessions

    December 1: University of Central Florida Education Fair

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  • Spotlight Job—Director of Admissions & Financial Aid

    Southern Teachers is assisting Cary Academy in its search for a new Director of Admissions & Financial Aid to begin work next summer after the current Director retires.  The new Director of Admissions will lead a team of four professionals who have helped the Cary Academy become the most diverse independent school in North Carolina and develop a highly successful parent and student ambassador program.  With full enrollment, a wonderful reputation in the community, and outstanding student success in and beyond Cary Academy, the next Director of Admissions & Financial Aid will be stepping into a high functioning office with clear goals for the future.

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  • Atlanta Job Fair!

    Registration for Best of the South, our Atlanta Job Fair, will open November 1 for schools and candidates. Our fair on February 3, Super Bowl Saturday, will be a terrific way to find a private school teaching job. This annual event typically draws 125-200 teacher candidates and 50-60 schools from DC to Florida to Texas.

    This teacher job fair is only open to active Southern Teachers candidates. Free admission. All majors and degrees sought. Apply today to become a Southern Teachers candidate! 

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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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