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Working at the Lake School

Year after year, the feedback from our parent community shows that what people appreciate most about the Lake School is our loving and nurturing teaching staff.  Our school cares for its educators by offering flexible schedules, competitive salaries with benefits, and professional development opportunities. We celebrate and support out teachers throughout the year.

The Lake School adds to our teaching team as needed and we welcome applicants who have a passion for Early Childhood Education, play-based education and are willing to work, grow, and play as a team with us. 

Teaching and Staff positions at The Lake School include:

Co-teachers for all core classes  
Teacher for the Blue Jay afternoon class 
Aides for each of these classes
Aftercare Teacher

Assistant Director

Head of School/Director

Our teachers have some flexibility in choosing their hours ranging from core class time only (20-25 hours per week) to adding Enrichment classes and extra care hours (up to 40 hours per week). Yearly Contracts: Last week in August to last week in May. Teachers are given the option to work an additional 6-week summer program.  

We accept resumes continuously and will contact applicants
upon receiving them, and when a position opens up.
Email resumes to for consideration.

Current OPEN Job Positions

Below are positions that are currently open. To apply, send a resume to  Please include cover letter detailing your skills, experience and why you would be a good match for our community.

Substitute Teachers

Substitutes who can fill in for our teachers on an ongoing basis, and sometimes on short notice, are a vital part of our team.

Duties Include:

  • Standing in for our teaching staff on an as-needed basis; playing with the children and providing supervision and loving care. 


  • $20/hourly for an on-call position

What We Are Looking For:

  • Experience working with children ages 2-5 and ECE credits. Prior classroom experience in a preschool classroom setting is preferred.

  • Flexibility, creativity and the ability to connect with young learners.

  • Positive, pleasant temperament and joy for playing with children.

Assistant Director

The Assistant Director is a new position being created at The Lake School in order to better serve the community of parents, students, and teachers. In this first year of the role, the person in this position will work directly alongside the Head of School/Director to support the various ongoing administrative duties involved in running the school.

Duties Include:

  • Supporting our Head of School with operations and all aspects of administration, including communications, enrollment, scheduling, ordering, finances, maintenance, organizing, for ~30 hours/week.

  • Maintaining essential files/records (student & staff paperwork, payroll, enrollment, billing)

  • Organizing materials & maintaining technology 

  • Ordering supplies and expense tracking

  • Scheduling regular facility maintenance 

  • Managing calendars (school year & staff schedules)



  • $25-$28/hourly, dependent on experience. 

  • Health insurance 

  • Yearly dental/vision stipend

  • Paid vacation days

What We Are Looking For:

  •  The ideal candidate would be a self-driven, team-player with strong organizational skills and attention to details

  • Proficient computing skills including Google Suite and Excel.

  • Must have early childhood education experience and at least 12 ECE credits.

  • Must have completed the necessary ECE Admin course(s) and/or be willing to take them.


Teachers at the Lake School are responsible for preparing a safe, equitable, developmentally appropriate environment with enriching activities while developing nurturing and growth-producing relationships with their students. Teachers prepare weekly blogs for their class and twice yearly observation forms for each child, prepare a Back to School Night presentation, and twice yearly  conferences for parents, attend monthly staff meetings and periodic in-servive trainings. Staff members are expected to contribute positively to the team, school and community.


An ideal candidate for an aide or teaching position at The Lake School would have a background in Early Childhood Education and experience in the field, knowledge of child-centered, play and project-based practices as well as a positive demeanor, joy for teaching and enthusiasm for learning. We appreciate applicants who bring personal interests and passions that can be shared with the children and staff to enrich the culture and curriculum.  


Lead Teachers must have a minimum of 12 ECE credits.  Aides must have a minimum of 6 ECE credits. 

Compensation & Benefits

Teacher and Aide salaries are based on an hourly rate of pay between $18 and $28 an hour depending on personal levels of education and experience. Employees are offered a health insurance plan, dental stipend and sick days. Salaries include pay for holidays, class prep time, meeting times, and inservice days. 

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