One of the first teacher agencies in America was established in 1846 by Horace Mann and Daniel Webster. Southern Teachers Agency, founded in 1902, is the oldest teacher placement service in the country.

Long a family business, in 1981, Robert C. Goodman, Jr., and Virginia S. Goodman purchased STA from Susan Forbes, the daughter of the original general manager of the agency, and in 2000, Carey Goodman moved the agency to its current location in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Goodmans have made many changes in the agency's operations, but they have always been intent on preserving the level of personal service that has been the defining characteristic of STA.

STA provides a free service to candidates seeking jobs in private/independent schools in the South. We are the only agency dedicated to work in the South, and have placed more teachers in the South than any other service.

Our second century of service to educators in the South looks bright, primarily because of the talented staff now working for the agency. Below are brief biographies of our counselors, consultants, recruiters, and staff.