Hire a professional teacher for your learning pod


Find qualified teachers in your area for free.

Get support to create your own learning pod.

Find other families to "pod up" with.

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Qualified, diverse, and relevant teachers
  • 70% state-certified or in-process
  • 70% have master's degrees
  • 40% are people of color
Vetted resumes. We pre-approve quals and hiring status of teachers to save you time.
Connect with other families. Pod up and reduce costs.
All 50 states covered. All US metros served.
Connect with qualified teachers for free.

Concierge Pod Support

Schedule a call with one of our learning pod specialists for more personalized support. Some sample topics:
  • Learning pod formation and operations
  • Assessing your remote learning needs
  • Addressing remote learning challenges
  • Preparing and setting up your teacher search process
  • Mediation among families
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$50 for 30 minute session

Find a Teacher


Selected for Families offers professional, qualified teachers to serve the education and enrichment needs of families and learning pods. Teachers are evaluated by Selected and matched with you based on your needs and preferences.

Families and learning pods directly connect with same teachers that leading schools hire on Selected, a leading teacher-hiring platform for schools.

Cost: Free to view teachers and families near you. Begin with a free trial. First two teachers you connect with are on us!


What We Offer To Families

  • Free to search pre-approved, qualified, and diverse teachers that match your preferences
  • Free trial to connect with teachers
  • Free to connect with families near you
  • Free support services to help you set up and operationalize your learning pod
  • 1:1 Concierge Support services, including needs assessment, pod formation and operations, and interviewing support
  • Candidates personally sourced and interviewed by Selected*
  • Contract agreement template to execute with teacher that outlines key terms of the proposed engagement
  • * Select packages only. All other services are included in our standard service.

Our Teachers

  • On Selected for Families, teachers are experts in childhood education, professionally trained, qualified, and diverse classroom teachers. They are hired at leading public and private schools in the regions we serve.
  • 70% state-certified or in the process of earning their state teacher certification
  • 70% have at least a Master’s degree
  • 40% teachers of color
  • Are you a teacher interested in leading a learning pod? Sign up at Selected.

Our Mission

We are committed to helping you find qualified teachers to provide structured, individualized support for your children. We want to help you understand the criteria that matter in hiring qualified teachers.

10% of all purchases is allocated to our grant programs that support teacher and school leader recruitment efforts at high needs PK-12 schools with demonstrated financial hardship due to COVID-19.


Serve all 50 States

Largest metros in the U.S.
  • We serve all regions in the U.S. The metros listed below are where we have the largest candidate pools, but families can search for teachers wherever they live.
  • AZ: Phoenix and Tucson
  • CA: San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento-Stockton, Los Angeles, and San Diego
  • DC: Washington DC
  • FL: Miami-Dade
  • GA: Atlanta
  • IL: Chicago
  • LA: New Orleans
  • MA: Boston
  • MD: Baltimore
  • NJ: North, Central, and South
  • NY: New York City (including parts of Long Island, Westchester, and Hudson Valley)
  • OR: Portland
  • PA: Philadelphia
  • TN: Memphis and Nashville
  • TX: Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio
  • WA: Seattle
  • Looking for a remote or virtual teacher? Happy to help. Let us know your needs.
  • Not in your region? Let us know and you'll be among the first to know when we arrive.

What is Selected

Selected is a social impact company dedicated to connecting parents and schools with the most relevant, committed, and diverse educators. Selected matches employers with a pre-vetted, qualified, and diverse pool of Pre-K to 12 candidates in urban metros throughout the Northeast US, California, Arizona, and Texas.

For the first time, parents have access to the same teachers on Selected for Families that leading schools hire via Selected.

Learn more about Selected, the teacher hiring platform used by schools

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