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ST Search

ST Search is a division of Southern Teachers. In recent years, more and more schools have asked for our help with leadership searches. To meet this demand, we have grown our search team, adding depth, talent, and specialized expertise. In fact, we have increased our capabilities to the point that “Southern Teachers” can now conduct retained head and leadership searches nationally, not just in the South. A new name reflecting the new stature of our search division is justified, hence, ST Search.

Why Schools Hire ST

The search for an independent school leader is a complex process, and a beneficial outcome is of paramount importance to the wellbeing of your school. Schools trust us because of our extensive record of success, our ability to reach an exceptionally broad pool of candidates via proprietary products like The Friday Evening Star, and our industry-leading expertise with personality assessments, which helps to ensure that schools hire the right candidate.


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Head of School Search

According to the Head of School Database, the most experienced head search consultant in America is our director of searches, Jamie Estes.

In almost two decades of work for Southern Teachers, Jamie has run over 200 searches and, overall, has placed over 600 school administrators. In medicine, the more procedures a surgeon has performed, the better their patients' outcome. The same is true with head searches. The greatest predictor for a successful search is the experience of your search consultant.


Administrative Searches

• Academic Leaders & Division Directors

• Advancement/Development Directors

• Admissions Directors

• Assistant Heads

• Athletic Directors

• Chief Financial Officers


Candidate Assessments

If you hire ST Search to run a retained search, the service includes Hogan Personality Assessments for the finalist candidates.

If, instead, you choose a contingency search, then you still you can still take advantage of our expertise with these assessments as an add-on service.

Personality predicts performance. Let our consultants help you select the best performers for your school.


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Latest News

  • CFO Opportunity in Fort Worth, Texas

    ST Search is assisting All Saints' Episcopal School in the search for its next CFO. All Saints’ is a leading college preparatory day school in Fort Worth, Texas, serving over 1200 students Age 3-Grade 12.


  • Teacher Job Board is Now Available!

    The ST Teacher Job Board, which lists teaching jobs at K-12 private schools across America, is live! Schools may post a job for free, and interested candidates will be directed to the school's website to apply. 


  • Recent Administrative Placements!

    We are pleased to share our new page for recent Administrative Placements. Follow the link below!


  • Retained Search Nationwide!

    We are delighted to announce that ST Search, a division of Southern Teachers, is now conducting retained searches nationally.


  • 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.