The Lamplighter School makes a difference in the lives of countless students through teachers and staff who share their kindness, enthusiasm, and knowledge with them. 

Learn more from our faculty and staff about working at Lamplighter.

The School offers competitive salaries to attract high-quality candidates from around the country. Along with the students, teachers and staff at the Lamplighter School enjoy pizza Fridays and a relaxed dress code, working in a casual, family atmosphere while holding high academic standards. Teachers have schedules that allow for plenty of planning time so lessons are always thoughtful and adapted to individual needs. 

The Lamplighter School offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees (30 hours or more) including:

  • Medical insurance: PPO, as well as high-deductible plans that include a health savings account
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement Benefits: The School sponsors a Tax Deferred Annuity Plan (IRS 403(b)). The School will match employee contributions based on completed years of service.
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability income plan
  • Tuition remission for children of employees
  • Discounted summer programs for children of employees
  • Professional development programs and grants

Lamplighter is currently seeking candidates for the following position:

lower school teacher 

lower school physical education teacher

math specialist

literacy specialist


kindergarten associate

To apply for a faculty or staff position, please submit a resume and the completed application and send to


“I look forward to going to school every day. It's a happy, cheerful place where learning is fun and something you want to do. I hope to help my students believe in themselves and see that there is nothing they can't do.”

Kathey Tobey Beddow ’63
Fourth Grade Math Teacher

“My favorite thing about teaching at Lamplighter is exploring scientific phenomena alongside all the Lower School students and witnessing creative science experimentation in action. Behind the scenes, when class isn’t in session, I appreciate opportunities to tinker, explore, and invent on my own while developing engaging new science lessons."

Bill Burton
Lower School STEM Teacher

“The thing that keeps me at Lamplighter is the people. I love my team; we are more like family than coworkers even though we are all very different individuals with different lifestyles. My happiest days, I want to be here with them to share my joy. On my lowest days, I look to them for the strength and support I need."

Jo Nelson Davenport
Alternate Teacher

“What I’ve enjoyed most about working in technology at Lamplighter is that there’s always a new challenge just around the corner, and opportunities to dive deeply into new areas and learn a lot while building new systems, all in support of kids getting a great education.”

Ed Goff
IT Manager

“For more than 30 years I have loved and cherished every moment of being a part of this community. Having attended professional development all throughout the country, doing the work of JEDI, Mindfulness, Cooperative Learning, Science, Brain Research, and self-study helps me to be a better teacher and peer. To say that Lamplighter has been a gift is an understatement.”

Liz Curlin
Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Lamplighter School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid program, athletic and other school-administered programs, or the employment of staff.