An Independent School • Grades 5-12

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Lakeside is high-expectations, high-support, and high-reward.

Careers at Lakeside

Lakeside’s faculty and staff are collaborative, innovative, diverse, and welcoming.

What do Lakeside employees like about working here? Ask them, and you’ll hear about the stimulation of collaborating with talented colleagues; a school culture that places a high value on best practices in pedagogy and scholarship; the administration’s support of innovative, often interdisciplinary, new course ideas; and parents’ and guardians’ deep commitment to supporting both students and teachers. Most of all, they speak of the professional and personal reward of teaching and working on behalf of our bright, motivated, and multitalented students.

Lakeside faculty and staff play many roles in their daily lives: They are teachers, administrators, artists, coaches, parents, experts in our fields of study, counselors, community volunteers, stewards of our natural environment, and individuals who are committed to learning about and honoring cultural, racial and social differences. Learn more about Lakeside’s faculty and staff in our employee directory.

Diversity and Inclusion

We believe that every person plays a role in making Lakeside a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We practice inclusive hiring processes to attract a wide range of highly-qualified candidates from a variety of cultural, racial, and economic backgrounds, with a goal of having a faculty that represents the diversity of our student population. Learn more about our work in this area.

Professional Development

Lakeside has abundant resources to help our employees develop skills that support academic and institutional excellence. Opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Robust faculty evaluation program and individualized three-year development plan.
  • Professional development days.
  • Summer curriculum and technology grants.
  • Funds for staff career and skills development.
  • Degree advancement program.
  • Paid sabbaticals.
  • Stipended school year and summer enrichment programs.
  • Dexter K. Strong endowment for professional and personal growth.
  • Faculty/Staff Academy (FSA) taught by and for employees to share talents and skills.
  • Mentoring

    Lakeside’s mentoring program provides an introduction for new Lakeside employees. Mentors empower and support new faculty and staff as they enter and contribute to the school community; provide guidance in navigating school policies, procedures, and cultural nuances; and offer themselves as a confidential sounding board and resource.

    I’ve gotten a lot of support, especially through the mentor program. I feel like I can ask my mentor whatever I want. I also feel like my department head is very much there for me. There are still things I’m figuring out but I feel like I have resources to show me the way. – Amanda O’Neal, Computer science teacher

    Many Ways to Get Involved

    Through participating in a wide range of non-academic programs, our faculty and staff can connect with students and other adults, and experience Lakeside in a whole new way.

    School-year opportunities include: athletic coaching; grade-level coordinator; club advisor; outdoor trip leader; and committee membership. Summer opportunities include: Global Service Learning trip leader; teaching in Lakeside Summer School Programs, Lakeside Educational Enrichment Program (LEEP), and Academic Bridges.

    Nondiscrimination Policy


    Lakeside School does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, or genetic information. This policy applies to all areas of student concerns (admissions, athletics, educational policies, financial aid, and other school-administered programs) as well as to personnel concerns and hiring, discipline, promotion, and termination. Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    Applicant Data Privacy Policy


    Lakeside School is committed to protecting the privacy and integrity of your personal information. The school does not market, trade, or otherwise share applicants' personal information with any organization or reporting service unless noted below. The school will limit its use of contact information of applicants for these purposes only: Review of credentials provided by the applicant, communication with applicants, internal communication with hiring personnel, screening checks for applicants who are offered a position and accepted by the applicant, and internal recordkeeping. By giving us your information, you are agreeing to this privacy policy and giving us permission to use your information for the stated purposes. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact Human Resources at (206) 440-2728.