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. 

The 2020-2021 Dolores Evans Speaker Series took place virtually on Tuesday, September 15 and featured Dr. Michele Borba, parenting and child expert, educational psychologist, and best-selling author of Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World. She is also the author of the soon to be released Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine. In this year's Dolores Evans Speaker Series event, Dr. Borba presented to the community on the topic of How to Help Children Thrive in a World Filled with Uncertainty.


Michele Borba, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned educator, award-winning author, and parenting and child expert recognized for her solution-based strategies to strengthen children’s character and social-emotional intelligence, and to reduce peer cruelty. A sought-after motivational speaker, she has spoken in 19 countries across five continents, and served as a consultant to hundreds of schools and corporations. She is also known for her TEDx Talk: Empathy Is a Verb. Dr. Borba is a former classroom and special education teacher with a wide range of teaching experience, including work in a private practice with children with learning and emotional differences. She offers realistic, research-based advice culled from her work with over one million parents and educators worldwide.


  • The Lamplighter School
  • 11611 Inwood Road
  • Dallas, Texas 75229
  • T: 214-369-9201
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