“Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.” Vince Lombardi

School Leader Coaching

Executive Coaching creates an ongoing, confidential partnership that:

•  develops specific action steps to address challenges that will work in a leader’s context, and
•  provides the support needed to implement these steps.

Executive Coaching is not just for the Head of School. It is also helpful in developing those emerging leaders in need of additional support in taking on new challenges.

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CFO Mentoring 

In our CFO mentoring program, independent school financial expert Mike Waylett provides support and practical advice based on years of leadership experience. Acting as a critical friend, Mike provides mentees with conversational space. He starts each relationship by listening and understanding the issues the CFO is facing and those that are on the horizon. Over a ten-month period, Mike meets regularly with mentees, serves as a soundingboard, and provides timely, relevant, and actionable advice.

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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.

Athletic Director Mentoring

In our Athletic Director mentoring program, ADs meet regularly over the course of the school year with Dr. Tim Green, a highly experienced and successful AD. Tim acts as an advisor, guide, and sounding board to help mentees plan, institute, and sustain changes in practices and programs, making this service a cost-effective and substantive form of professional development.

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Leadership Team Workshop

"If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together." 
–African proverb

A Leadership Team works together to achieve goals across the school.  But being part of a team means different viewpoints and approaches to challenges–and educators usually have little practice in working together towards a common goal.  Our Leadership Team Workshop collectively explores options and then focuses on actions along with aligned accountability.  Through a sequence of planned activities, new team practices are reinforced to ensure long-term success.

Contact Rod Chamberlain for details.


Rod Chamberlain

Rod, who has served in leadership positions in independent schools in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Hawai`i, and North Carolina, serves as our Director of Consulting Services and has led the development of our coaching services for member schools. He brings three essential components to our coaching programs:

-proven independent school leadership,

-International Coaching Federation training (the largest coaching certification organization in the world), and

-Hogan Assessment certification.

Rod leads our team of coaches and consultants in partnering with independent school leaders to improve their results.

Our Search and Consulting Staff

  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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Latest News

  • New Administrative Placements!

    We are pleased to announce we have recently placed Allison Forrester as the Director of Learning at St. Margaret's School.

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  • We're Hiring!

    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.

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  • 2022 Student Art Winners!

    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.

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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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