Want to teach in Tennessee? Come on! The Stage Is Set for You!

Teaching jobs in Memphis

Memphis is located in the southwest corner of Tennessee and is the largest city along the Mississippi River. Nicknames for Memphis include The River City, Blues City and BBQ Capital of the World. There are many attractions to explore in Memphis such as Beale Street, Graceland, and the National Civil Rights Museum. Although it has a large metropolitan area, the city gives off a small-town atmosphere and is an attractive place for families to settle. Come teach in Memphis at schools such as Hutchison School, Memphis University School, or St. George's Independent School.

Artwork by Matthias Leung, Grade 12

Memphis University School     Memphis, Tennessee

Chattanooga Teaching Jobs

With mountains nearby and a river running through it, Chattanooga is a favorite for outdoor lovers.  Easy access to whitewater rafting, fishing, mountain-biking, and rock climbing, along with the Aquarium, Hunter Museum of American Art, shops and restaurants, make the city family friendly and fun.  The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and an influx of tech-based companies and super-fast internet have created a thriving downtown. Chattanooga, quite simply, is a gem.

And we have teaching jobs at great schools in Chattanooga, like BaylorGirls Prep, and McCallie.

Artwork by David Stultz, Grade 10

Baylor School     Chattanooga, Tennessee

Teaching Jobs in Nashville

Nashville is Music City. While music is a must, Nashville is also home to professional football and hockey teams; amazing food from Hot Chicken to fusion creations and everything in between; and cultural activities and fun family events throughout the year. Mild weather and beautiful rivers and lakes make many outdoor activities possible. The metro area offers over 80 miles of trails and a riverfront park is in progress.

Consider teaching at one of Nashville's great schools like Franklin Road Academy, Montgomery Bell, or University School of Nashville.

Artwork by Cecilia Kim, Grade 11

Father Ryan High School    Nashville, Tennessee

Knoxville Teaching Jobs

Knoxville is located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and offers a variety of recreational activities. You can hike, swim, boat, water ski, fish in the area lakes, raft down the rivers, and the list goes on. The area is also widely recognized as a center for research and technology. Downtown Knoxville is full of interesting shops and restaurants, and if you feel like getting away to other cities, Nashville, Atlanta, and Chattanooga are all a close drive away. Interested in teaching in Knoxville? We can help. Check out Grace Christian AcademyWebb School of Knoxville, and Knoxville Catholic.

Artwork by Nani Fishman, Grade 11

Knoxville Catholic High School    Knoxville, TN

  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


Latest News

  • Welcoming Warren Gould

    Warren's 35-year career in education has included service as a teacher, dean, college advisor, academic affairs director, and division director at independent schools in several Southern states. Most recently he was the founding Upper School Director at Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill. We are honored that he now brings his knowledge and proven understanding of schools' needs as our North & South Carolina Consultant.


  • Welcome to Dr. Tim Green

    A Certified Master Athletic Administrator, Tim joins our team after nearly two decades at Kentucky Country Day School and prior stints at Porter-Gaud and Darlington School. With his well-known success in developing athletics programs at independent schools, Tim brings a unique skill set to his work as Athletics Consultant. He conducts our new Athletic Director mentoring program and advises in Athletics Administration searches.


  • Welcome to Kirk McClintock

    Throughout her nearly 15 years at St. Mary's Episcopal School in Memphis, Tennessee, Kirk invested deeply in her school community, first as a teacher and then as a key staff member in admissions, advancement, and communications. Her priorities are family and education, and her positive energy is contagious. She brings a wealth of experience and joy to her new role as ST's Consultant to schools in Georgia and the MidSouth States.


  • Job Fairs in 2022

    Southern Teachers will hold our Atlanta Job Fair in 2022.

    Saturday, February 5

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

    Registration is not yet open.

    Proof of full vaccination will be required for participation.


  • 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?


  • 2022 Student Art Contest Coming Soon!

    Our 13th Annual Student Art Contest will begin accepting submissions on October 31.  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.