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

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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]rg or 708-524-3088) or visit http://www.op97.org/subs.