The Agency You Trust. The Services You Need.


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.


Equity Initiatives

At its core, equity means fairness. In an equitable community, everyone has the resources they need to succeed. We want to help your school identify and eliminate barriers that prevent individuals or groups from fully participating.

Southern Teachers has developed a suite of tools to help your school assess and expand its DEI initiatives and programs, including School Equity Assessments, Equity Mentoring, and Equity Officer Searches.


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. 

School Equity Assessments include a broad review of current policies and procedures to define the particular challenges facing your school.



Coaching & Mentoring

As the challenges of leading independent schools increase, so does the need to enhance your leadership skills. The support and guidance we can provide through our coaching and mentoring programs will help you and your leadership team hone the skills to meet these challenges. We offer coaching for individual school leaders and Leadership Teams as well as specialized mentoring for Athletic Directors, CFOs, and Equity Officers.



Our unique athletics consulting services enhance the performance of both ADs and entire Athletics Departments.  Athletics Assessments review your school’s operations to verify strengths, identify weaknesses, and make concrete, data-driven recommendations for improvement.  Mentoring helps ADs plan, institute, and sustain changes in practices and programs.  The AD Training Camp develops skills in new and aspiring ADs, while the Retreat enables experienced ADs to connect and collaborate with experienced professionals and take their game to the next level.


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.

View our full Search and Consulting Team.

Latest News

  • Job Fairs in 2023

    Southern Teachers will hold three Job Fairs in 2023.

    Join us for an in-person Fair in Atlanta, a Virtual Fair in Texas, and a Virtual Fair in Florida.

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


  • We're Hiring!

    Are you interested in helping teachers find great jobs? Southern Teachers is currently accepting applications for a Search Coordinator and Placement Counselor in our office in Charlottesville, Virginia.


  • 2023 Student Art Contest is Now Open!

    Our 14th Annual Student Art Contest is open for submissions!  Students at member school in grades 8-12 are eligible to participate. One art teacher from each member school should register to coordinate submissions.  


  • 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.