Parent Education

An important part of the philosophy of the Lamplighter School is lifelong learning. The mission of the School is to instill in its students the joy of learning for its own sake. This philosophy extends to the School’s faculty, who enjoy a wide variety of educational opportunities, as well as to the parents of the wider community.

Parent Perks

Parent Perks is a popular parent education series featuring educators, psychologists, and writers who speak to the Lamplighter community several times during the school year. Topics reflect the mission of our school and important trends in education. These expert talks and question-and-answer sessions afterwards provide parents with guidance, the latest research, and practical solutions to their toughest questions. It is our hope that these discussions will assist both the school and parents in our most important role: igniting young minds.



Dolores Evans Speaker Series

The Dolores Evans Speaker Series is a unique program that The Lamplighter School offers to its parents, faculty, and staff, as well as the broader Dallas community. Each year, The Lamplighter School hosts one or two events to bring thought leaders to our campus as part of the series. Past speakers have included Sir Ken Robinson, author of The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything; Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed; Carol Dweck, author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success; Bill Nye, “The Science Guy;” Wendy Mogel, author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee; and many more. 


This year's Dolores Evans Speaker Series guest featured:

Madeline Levine, Ph.D. 

Author of Ready or Not, and the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well

The event for the 2022-2023 school year took place on January 23, 2023. Guests for the 2023-2024 Dolores Evans Speaker Series will be announced in August.