Careers at Sumner Academy

About Sumner Academy

Sumner Academy is a pre-k through eighth-grade coeducational independent school. The School believes in nurturing a love of learning and encouraging the pursuit of excellence. We teach with patience, compassion, and understanding while creating a challenging and stimulating learning environment that is emotionally safe. Our Mission is to discover and cultivate each child's unique abilities.

Sumner Academy is an extraordinary place to work and seeks to employ those who are passionate about learning and motivated by the opportunity to awaken that passion in students.


Our teachers are excellent instructors who specialize in best practices in particular subject areas. They view parents as partners in education and celebrate student success. Qualified candidates will uphold our mission statement and core values for educating independent thinkers. 

Our teachers come to SA and stay because of small class sizes, involved parents, academic freedom, and tight-knit community. They enjoy the opportunity to accelerate bright learners and to teach to the top of the class. 

Potential teaching candidates should be highly qualified to teach with a bachelor's degree or higher in education.

If you are interested in being considered for a future position, please send an email along with your résumé, to 


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Sumner Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in any of its employment practices on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin or disability.

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Explore Gallatin

Sumner Academy resides in Gallatin, TN, a small but bustling town just 30 miles north of Nashville. The area is home to many outdoor recreation spots, such as a golf course and plenty of parks. Gallatin boasts an active food and arts scene, with many events planned throughout the year at "The Square" in downtown Gallatin and surrounding areas. Reader's Digest named Gallatin "The Nicest Place in America" in 2017. Learn more at the links below.

Sumner County Tourism

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