The insights into the placement process that we’ve amassed since 1902 make Southern Teachers an incomparable resource. Schools trust us because of our integrity and knowledge of our candidates. This trust has helped make us the premier agency for candidates seeking jobs in the South.

Initial Candidate Process

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 location 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 listed with us each year.

Initial School Process

When a school lists a position with us, our goal is to refer only qualified candidates who are interested in serving at that school. Our knowledge of our candidates, and of schools in the South, enables us to meet our goal more often than not.

Our commitment to calling candidates’ references is distinctive. We insist on speaking with current supervisors—which means we won’t help candidates conduct searches in secret. Reference calls assess candidates’ abilities and, in a meaningful way, their character. Telling your boss that you’re considering new opportunities isn’t easy. Our candidates have the confidence and integrity to do so. The schools we serve support open, honest career advancement.

Candidate Relationship and Goals

Because schools recognize the caliber and carefulness of our work in prescreening candidates, they give our referrals full consideration. Their confidence in our advocacy lays the foundation for you to have a successful interview.

Our primary goal is to help you get a job—one that motivates you to perform at your best. Beyond that, our hope is to build an enduring professional relationship with you. It’s deeply gratifying when school administrators praise the contributions of new faculty members who came to them from Southern Teachers. We would be honored to continue learning about your gifts and accomplishments and to remain a trusted counselor as your career advances.

A School Process Refined since 1902

After our candidates get hired, we observe their successes and occasional shortfalls in their new positions. Doing so helps us learn more about the schools we serve, their administrators, and their hiring practices and predilections. As a result, schools often tell us: “You know the type of candidate we like to hire.” And we really do.

Southern Teachers has been serving schools and educators since 1902, longer than any other placement agency in America. We’ve amassed more insight from experience than any comparable entity. The trust that schools place in our work is well founded. And to us, it’s both professional and personal.

Please read these Testimonials.  You’ll see why we’re 115 years young and still thriving.

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.

    Monday, October 23: Slippery Rock University Education Fair

    Tuesday, October 24: Virginia Tech Interviews, University of North Carolina Interviews, Davidson College Information Session

    Wednesday, October 25: University of Virginia Career Fair, North Carolina State University Interviews, Davidson College Interviews, Radford University Interviews

    Thursday, October 26: AAEE Education Fair


  • 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.


  • 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! 


  • 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.