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.
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 & HMO options, 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
- Professional development programs and grants
“I love seeing the wonder of Lamplighter through my students' eyes. This was always such a magical place to me as a child, and it's so rewarding and special to see that same wonder in Lamplighter students.”
“I look forward to going to school every day. It' is 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.”
“What I love most about working at Lamplighter is the people. Everyone brings their differences as strengths, creating a powerful and effective dynamic that benefits both the faculty and students.”
“For 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 SEED, 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.”
“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."
“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."
“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.”
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.