Private/independent schools often have strong language programs including Spanish, French, Mandarin, and Latin/Classics. If there is a language that you are passionate about and you would like to spread the joy of learning a second language, you should consider teaching it at an independent school. Many of the independent schools that we work with place a strong value on foreign language acquisition and getting to know other cultures. In fact, many schools offer trips abroad in order to help their students experience the language and culture they have been studying first-hand.
In a private/independent school, foreign language teachers enjoy small class sizes conducive for differentiated instruction, allowing you to give students the individual attention that they deserve.
Teachers can truly get to know all of their students as well as others throughout the school community. The community is what private schools are all about. Teachers find that the focus is not on standardized testing, but instead curricular innovation, collaboration, and nurturing a love of learning in students.
• Degree(s) in Spanish, French, Mandarin/Chinese, Latin/Classics, or related field
• Enthusiasm for teaching languages and working with students in an independent, private, boarding or college preparatory setting
• State teaching licensure/certification is a plus, but is NOT a hiring prerequisite
What has impressed us most has been the depth of their knowledge of their candidates and our school. Finding the right 'match' in hiring is tremendously important, and Southern Teachers gets it.
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.
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.
We are delighted to announce the winners of our 9th annual Student Art Contest! Please take a look at the terrific pieces submitted by students at independent schools around the South. Our 2018-19 art calendar is also now available. Our 10th annual contest will be open for submissions on October 31.