CANCELED - District 97 Substitute Teacher Career Fair Feb. 14

The substitute teacher fair scheduled for Friday, Feb. 14, has been canceled. The District 97 Human Resources Department is planning to host another fair at a later date, and will update the community when details are finalized.

If you are currently interested in applying to be a substitute teacher or substitute teaching assistant, please see the information below.

Apply to Be a Substitute Teacher or Substitute Teaching Assistant in District 97

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

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