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
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 Baylor, Girls Prep, and McCallie.
Artwork by David Stultz, Grade 10
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
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 Academy, Webb School of Knoxville, and Knoxville Catholic.
Artwork by Nani Fishman, Grade 11
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.
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.
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.
We are pleased to announce we have recently placed Elizabeth Miller as the new Head of School at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy.
With great sadness, we announce the passing of a lifetime educator and agency leader.
Are you interested in helping teachers find great jobs? Southern Teachers is currently accepting applications for a Placement Counselor, and three part-time College Recruiter positions in Charlotte, Nashville, and Philadelphia.
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. Submit by March 31!
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.