District 97 to Host Substitute Teacher Career Fair on Nov. 20

District 97 is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers and substitute teaching assistants in its eight elementary schools and two middle schools.

“Being a substitute is a wonderful way to give back to the community and support our students,” said Gina Herrmann, senior director of human resources. “It’s also a great opportunity for people looking for a flexible work schedule with competitive pay.”

District 97 is hosting a Substitute Teacher Career Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Administration Building, 260 Madison St. During the event, candidates will have the opportunity to complete an application, interview, complete the onboarding process and receive assistance with obtaining a substitute license.

People who hold credentials to substitute teach in Illinois will earn $110 per day for working as either a substitute teacher or substitute teaching assistant. Anyone who possesses substitute teaching assistant credentials will earn $90 for a full day and $45 for a half day.

Substitute teachers must hold a valid Illinois teaching license or substitute teaching license. Anyone with a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher education can apply for and obtain a substitute teaching license.

Substitute teaching assistants must hold a valid Illinois paraprofessional license, be at least 20 years of age, and have one of the following:

  • Associate’s degree or higher
  • 60 semester hours of coursework, a high school diploma or GED and a score of 460 or higher on the ETS Parapro
  • High school diploma or GED and a score of 4 on the ACT WorkKeys Applied Math and Workplace Documents assessments.

To learn more about being a substitute in District 97, please contact Deanna Woods ([email protected] or 708-524-3088) or visit http://www.op97.org/subs.