Researchers at the Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University, identified four factors that draw teachers to independent schools: the autonomy and empowerment associated with independent schools, the unique atmosphere of an independent school, the quality of students, and the school facilities. Teachers value their curricular freedom; small class size; and close-knit relationships with students, faculty, and administrators. (NAIS, March 2008)
Members of the Alabama Association of Independent Schools develop their own requirements for teaching positions. Member schools welcome applications from recent college graduates, experienced teachers, and people changing careers. All AAIS member schools are incorporated as non-profit institutions governed by a Board of Trustees and are accredited either by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) or the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit application materials directly to the school according to the requirements outlined in each job posting.