Don't let our name fool you.

Southern Teachers is also the premier search service for independent school administration jobs in the South.

Why? Because of our national reach, our Southern focus, and our serious expertise.

National Reach

While we have an unparalleled network of connections around the South, our candidates come from around the country—and the globe.

Our continuous and extensive marketing efforts (especially via the Friday Evening Star) are supplemented by robust advertising campaigns for our retained searches, campaigns that are designed to ensure that highly qualified administrative candidates around the country know about these enticing opportunities.

Southern Focus

We recruit nationally to serve schools in the South—where we’ve earned our reputation, developed our expertise, and built relationships for over a century.

We’re devoted to the South’s vitality and promise. We know the independent schools here—their missions, cultures, histories, expectations, and aspirations.

Our competitors simply don’t share our Southern focus and commitment. That’s why schools in the South turn to us repeatedly and in ever-increasing numbers.

Serious Expertise

An independent school administration job search is a complex process, and a successful outcome is of paramount importance to the wellbeing of your school. Whom should you trust to lead your search?  The team with the most relevant experience to the challenge at hand. Southern Teachers has that team. 

Jamie Estes, our Director of Search Services, has conducted 140 leadership searches.  He and the ST Search Team have placed hundreds more administrators via contingency listings. He's the author of a groundbreaking Leadership Study and one of the most experienced professional search consultants available, and the only one at his level who focuses exclusively on independent schools in the South.

  • Tim Green was thorough and thoughtful in his Athletics Assessment of our program at the University of Chicago Lab School, speaking to numerous people, poring over data, and evaluating our programs and facilities. He helped us identify and articulate key priorities over the short and long term. A great pleasure to work with, and the assessment was highly worthwhile. Thank you!

    Tori JuedsChicago, IL


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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