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.
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.
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 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.
Dr. Cyndy Weldon-Lassiter leads Southern Teachers' Equity Division after spending 28 years in independent schools as a teacher and administrator. Formerly VAIS President and Head of School at St. Andrew’s School, Cyndy received her B.A. and M.T. from VCU, and her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Teaching from Columbia University.
We are pleased to announce we have recently placed Dr. Niesha Keemer as the Head of Lower School at McLean School.
Are you interested in helping teachers find great jobs? Southern Teachers is currently accepting applications for a placement counselor in our office in Charlottesville, Virginia.
We are delighted to announce the winners of our 13th annual Student Art Contest! This summer we will mail our SY 2022-23 Art Calendar to more than 2,000 schools around the country.
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.