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.
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.
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.
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 and CFOs.
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.
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.
Dr. Cyndy Weldon-Lassiter leads Southern Teachers' Equity Division after spending 28 years in independent schools as a teacher and administrator. Formerly VAIS President and Head of School at St. Andrew’s School, Cyndy received her B.A. and M.T. from VCU, and her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Teaching from Columbia University.
We are pleased to announce we have recently placed Dr. Niesha Keemer as the Head of Lower School at McLean School.
Are you interested in helping teachers find great jobs? Southern Teachers is currently accepting applications for a placement counselor in our office in Charlottesville, Virginia.
We are delighted to announce the winners of our 13th annual Student Art Contest! This summer we will mail our SY 2022-23 Art Calendar to more than 2,000 schools around the country.
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.