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Search

Southern Teachers is the premier agency for head and administrative searches at independent schools in the South.  Our national (even international) reach enables us to identify compelling candidates, while our sophisticated process and experienced search team allow us to understand your school’s needs and help you hire the right individual for your unique community.  Our array of search models for heads and other administrators suits schools of varying financial means.

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School Assessments 

We provide clarity and counsel on your current practices to help your school excel.

Athletics Assessments review budgeting, coaching evaluation & mentoring, athletic facilities & capital improvements, and more.

Operations Assessments cover your business office, HR, contracted services, and facilities management. 

Leadership Team Assessments analyze the collective effectiveness of a head and his/her direct reports.

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Executive Coaching

As the challenges of leading independent schools increase, so does the need to enhance your leadership skills.  To meet these challenges, you need an on-going partnership to develop specific action steps and provide supportive accountability to implement them.  Our 5-month coaching programs will take your leadership skills to the next level.  Southern Teachers coaches individuals (heads, as well as other administrators) and also collective groups on the School Leadership Team. 

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Leadership Study

Personality predicts performance.  Our unique research project uses the three-part Hogan Personality Assessment to analyze the leadership performance and potential of Independent School Heads.  In this multi-year study we asked the Heads of our nearly 700 member schools to take the Hogan Assessment and we interviewed select Heads to illuminate the results.  The sophisticated insights generated by our study provide the intellectual framework for our search services, school assessments, and executive coaching.

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Our Great Team

The impressive talent and experience of our Search and Consulting Team allow us to understand and serve your school’s specific needs.

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  • 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 2021

    Southern Teachers will hold two Virtual Job Fairs in 2021.

    Friday, February 5

    Friday, April 16

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

    Registration is now open!

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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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  • 2021 Student Art Contest Coming Soon!

    Our 12th Annual Student Art Contest will begin accepting submissions on November 1.  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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