Make a Difference in the Life of a Child – Become a Substitute

We are so grateful to the amazing individuals who support our students and our staff by serving as substitute teachers and paraprofessionals.

As a District 54 substitute you will have

  • The ability to choose your own schedule;
  • Supportive school administrators and staff;
  • Professional development opportunities; and
  • The opportunity to make a positive difference in students’ lives.


District 54 Substitute Career Fair – January 13

Interested in becoming a substitute teacher or paraprofessional in District 54? Join us at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 13, at the District 54 Professional Leaning Center (522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg) to learn more about what the job entails, how to apply and why working for District 54 is so rewarding. Claim your spot here: Substitute Career Fair Registration


Apply Today

Ready to apply and help us fulfill our mission of ensuring the success of the whole child? Please visit the Substitute Job Openings page. School District 54 is now accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Certified Substitute – Illinois Professional Educator License
  • Certified Substitute – Illinois Substitute License
  • Substitute Paraprofessional

For information on how to obtain your substitute teaching license please visit the ISBE website. For additional questions regarding substituting, contact [email protected] or (847) 357-5082.

Substitute Daily Rates for 2021-22

  • Teacher – $115
  • Long-Term Teaching Assignment (rate applies on 1st day) – $150
  • Paraprofessional/Elementary Crisis Intervention Assistant/Library Resource Associate/School Secretary – $90
  • Junior High Crisis Intervention Assistant – $100
  • Health Assistant – $24.74/hour
  • Vision and Hearing Screening Sub Rate – $20/hour

Teacher substitutes participate in the Illinois Teachers Retirement System (TRS). Nine percent of all earnings will be sheltered for contribution to TRS. You will not have deductions for Social Security. Public Law 99-272 also requires a mandatory contribution of 1.45 percent of all substitute salaries for Medicare. There is also a deduction for the Teachers Health Insurance Security Fund (THIS). All other substitutes will have deductions made for Social Security, State and Federal income taxes and Medicare.