Become a Guest Teacher for RLAS-116

  • Are you looking for a position that offers a flexible work schedule and competitive pay? If so, consider applying for a Substitute teaching position with our District! Substitute Teaching offers these benefits, and most importantly, also provides the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a difference in the lives of students in your community. Round Lake Area Schools District 116 welcomes all eligible applicants to join our District as a Substitute!


    To join our District as a Guest Teacher, start by submitting an application to the Guest Teacher opening Job ID 4083 at the following link:


    If you are interested in working as a Guest Teacher/Substitute Teacher for our district, you must hold a valid Substitute, Paraprofessional (with a Bachelor’s degree on file), or a Professional Educator License registered in Lake County.

    Obtaining a License

    If you are new to guest teaching, visit the ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION website to apply for your Substitute License. Then follow the next steps.

    • Initial License Requirements: Must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
    1. Complete the application process through the ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION and pay applicable fees.
    2. Register your license in Lake County (Region 34/Lake ROE)

    Short-Term Substitute Training

    The ROE now offers short term substitute training available online at any time. There is a $25 fee to participate, paid with debit/credit card. Program List | ROE (  A short test is required at the end of the training. You will receive a certificate after successful completion of testing. Maintain this certificate to provide to the hiring district.


    Below are step-by-step guides for each of these steps, for your convenience.

  • Guest Teacher Pay Rates


    Day-to-Day Guest Teachers and Teaching Assistants

    Daily Guest Teacher: $180 per day*

    Daily Guest Teaching Assistant: $130 per day

    *NOTE: Round Lake Area Schools Retirees receive a special daily rate of $200 per day


    Long-Term Guest Teacher and Teaching Assistant Assignments

    Assignment must be 10 or more consecutive days for the same staff member.

    Long-Term Guest Teacher: $255 per day

    Long-Term Guest Teaching Assistant: $150 per day

    Extra transition or shadowing days will be paid at the daily rate.

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