Why Lalanne?

Lalanne benefits our teachers & our schools

Becoming a part of the Lalanne program — either as a teacher or a partner school — has numerous benefits:

Benefits for our teachers

Professional development
  • Master's degree (a $19,000+ value).
  • Choose from multiple master's degree options (the most among similar service programs).
  • Two years of mentored teaching experience (mentors include Lalanne staff, school mentors and school principals).
  • $16,000 stipend per year.
  • Loan deferment while in Lalanne program.
  • May be eligible for Federal Loan Forgiveness plan (depending on your placement school).
  • Answering your call to teach.
  • Service to under-resourced Catholic schools. (Note: Under-resourced schools are identified as those schools primarily in urban or rural areas that struggle to attract young, faith-filled teachers.)
  • Living in an intentional faith community with other first- and second-year Lalanne teachers.
  • Two summers on the University of Dayton campus for graduate studies and community formation.
  • Housing costs are subsidized by Lalanne; summer room & board are paid for.
  • Two retreats annually (summer& winter).
  • Spiritual mentors for each community to nurture and encourage spiritual growth.

As a Lalanne teacher, you'll have the opportunity to enrich your connection to your faith and to strengthen your beliefs.

Orientation activities, retreats, living in community, discussions with colleagues and daily interactions with your students provide opportunities for you to reflect on your personal faith journey. Each Lalanne community is also assigned a diocesan contact, a person who acts as a local reference for faith activities that you may wish to explore and who assists you with living in community.

Benefits for our partner schools

  • Strong, faith-filled teachers.
  • Time and resources to hire teachers.
  • No healthcare costs.
  • Reduced salary costs.
  • Resources from the University of Dayton School of Education and Health Sciences.
  • Mentoring for new teachers by Lalanne staff.

Note: We may be able to transition your newly hired teachers into Lalanne! Contact Lalanne Director Jacinta Mergler for more information >>



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300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2967