When we lead through an equity lens, everyone in our community has what they need to succeed.

School Equity Assessment

Our School Equity Assessment includes a broad review of current policies and procedures to define the particular challenges facing your school. We conduct a school visit and document review to identify areas in need of improvement, and offer practical and actionable recommendations to help your school move towards best practices.


Mentoring for Equity

An Equity Mentor works with the school’s DEI Officer to understand the issues they are facing, those on the horizon, and what the leader hopes to achieve.

The mentor serves as a safe, confidential sounding-board and provides actionable advice and guidance in real time. The support and consistency provided in this ten-month mentoring program can be more impactful than a conference where participants are flooded with good ideas that are all too easy to forget back at home.

Contact Dr. Cyndy Weldon-Lassiter to discuss mentoring.

DEI Officer Searches

Are you looking for the right person to lead and develop your DEI initiatives? We can help.

Our well-established retained and contingency searches allow you to take advantage of our national recruiting reach and extensive candidate screening. Make sure your job listing ends up in the Friday Evening Star!

To discuss DEI Officer searches, contact Cyndy.

Dr. Cyndy Weldon-Lassiter

Dr. Cyndy Weldon-Lassiter leads Southern Teachers' Equity Division after spending 28 years in independent schools as a teacher and administrator. As VAIS President and Head of School at St. Andrew’s School, Cyndy has led change by observing, listening, asking questions, and building collaborative partnerships in an effort to bring about lasting results. She received her B.A. and M.T. from VCU, and her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Teaching from Columbia University. Most recently, she expanded her education with certificates from the Equity Literacy Institute and Harvard Business School Online.

Latest News

  • Job Fairs in 2023

    Southern Teachers will hold two Job Fairs in 2023.

    Join us for an in-person Fair in Atlanta and our Virtual Fair in Texas.

    All active Southern Teachers candidates are eligible and encouraged to participate!


  • In Memoriam

    With great sadness, we announce the passing of a lifetime educator and agency leader.


  • We're Hiring!

    Are you interested in helping teachers find great jobs? Southern Teachers is currently accepting applications for a Search Coordinator and Placement Counselor in our office in Charlottesville, Virginia.


  • 2023 Student Art Contest is Now Open!

    Our 14th Annual Student Art Contest is open for submissions!  Students at member school in grades 8-12 are eligible to participate. One art teacher from each member school should register to coordinate submissions.  


  • 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.