“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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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 Coaching 

"If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together." 
–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.  Executive Coaching with the Leadership Team 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.

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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

  • Job Fairs in 2022

    Southern Teachers will hold our Atlanta Job Fair in 2022.

    Saturday, February 5

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

    Registration is not yet open.

    Proof of full vaccination will be required for participation.

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  • ST Leadership Study

    In our groundbreaking Leadership Study based on assessments of almost 250 sitting heads of school, you'll read about the specific personality traits that distinguish independent school leaders.  Nine reports published serially this fall on topics such as Ambition, Learning Approaches, and Interpersonal Sensitivity.  Does your personality predict your performance?

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  • 2022 Student Art Contest Coming Soon!

    Our 13th Annual Student Art Contest will begin accepting submissions on October 31.  Students at member school in grades 8-12 are eligible to participate. One art teacher from each member school should register to coordinate submissions.

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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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