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Long-Term Substitutes Needed

We are looking for long-term substitutes for several upcoming assignments. Please review the open positions on our job board.

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Teacher Michael Crisantos talks RLAS116


Thank you for your interest in our district! We would love to welcome you aboard.

Please apply online at:

You may view our current postings by clicking the link above. If there are no open positions you would like to apply for, you may still submit an application indicating your areas of interest.

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Questions About Applying?

For Certified positions, contact Stephanie Nordstrom at

For Classified/Support Staff positions, contact Natalie Esterl at

For Substitute positions, contact Carol Demski at

Equal Employment Opportunity

The color, race, sex, nationality, religious affiliation, age, or handicap of any applicant seeking employment in School District 116 shall not be considered either a qualification or disqualification for any such employment.


IMPORTANT:  As part of our selection process, District #116 requests that all applications MUST be 100% complete prior to a candidate being considered for advancement in the interview process.  Please take a few extra minutes to assure that all of the information is accurate and that all of the fields are filled in accordingly.  Our promise to you is that we will provide you with an equal employment opportunity for a rewarding career to work alongside some of the best educators, administrators, and support staff in the industry.  At District #116 we strive to make a positive difference in the lives of every child, every day.       



First, let us introduce ourselves:

RLAS-116 is made up of a preschool, a kindergarten, five elementary schools, two middle schools, a high school, and a transition center.

We are fortunate to have the opportunity to serve around 6,800 students in grades PK-12. Our students have a great advantage in that the District is quite diverse, offering them experiences not found in other places!

RLAS-116 currently employs approximately 1,000 outstanding and dedicated staff members.

Our staff are truly phenomenal. We foster a culture of support and camaraderie while working hard to benefit our students and community.

But don't just take our word on why you'll love working in RLAS-116!  The district YouTube channel and the Twitter and Instagram accounts run by each school provide windows into daily life.

Find information on our mentor program and other new teacher supports at: New Teacher Induction

For information on our awards and innovative programs, please visit our Key Facts page here: RLAS-116 Key Facts

One of the many unique programs in District 116 is our Health & Wellness Center, located at Round Lake High School. Ours is the only school-based health center in Lake County! Learn more here: Health & Wellness Center

For information on the Round Lake Area communities, please learn more about our Location or visit our Community Resources page.


The table below shows the 2024-25 total compensation and benefits package for a new teacher.  Dollar amounts for Sick Leave, Personal Leave, and Attendance Bonus would change based on an employee's salary.

2024-25 Teacher Starting Salary (BA, Step A)


Medical Insurance- Single PPO (we pay 100%)


Dental Insurance- Single PPO (we pay 100%)


Life Insurance- $50,000 policy (we pay 100%)


Employee Assistance Program (we pay 100%)


Sick Leave- 14 Days


Personal Leave- 3 Days


Tuition Reimbursement- maximum available


Attendance Bonus- maximum available




We also offer other voluntary benefits such as vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, supplemental Life & AD&D insurance, 403(b) retirement savings, and more.

Classified staff such as teaching assistants, secretaries, bus drivers, and custodians are eligible for the same district-paid and voluntary benefits as teachers who work the same number of days per year.