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Guest Teachers

The Role of the Guest Teacher

DPS109 Guest Teacher Handbook

Below is a partial listing of duties that you can be expected to perform in your role as a Guest Teacher with Deerfield Public Schools District 109.

  • Direct the learning experiences of students in both curricular and extracurricular activities.
  • Provide guidance to students that will promote their proper educational development and welfare.
  • Be responsible for student accounting.
  • Provide for the care and protection of school property.
  • Supervise students on the school grounds as designated by the principal.
  • Maintain cordial relationships with colleagues.
  • Follow the ethics of the profession.
  • Enforce policies and regulations as established by the board and professional staff.
  • Accept a fair share of supervisory duties at pupil activities in buildings and on grounds during school hours.

Guest Teachers are responsible for the condition of the classroom and the equipment at all times during their work assignment prior to the class of each period, and before the close of school at the end of the day. Guest Teachers will hold students responsible for leaving the room clear of clutter of papers, textbooks, and other items for classroom use. If more than one substitute or teacher uses a classroom, it becomes the responsibility of all guest teachers or teachers using the room to ensure that it is in proper order. On leaving the room for the day, guest teachers will turn out all lights, close and lock all windows, and close all doors for their assigned classrooms.

Guest Teachers must be present when students are using a room or building of the school. Students or other unauthorized personnel are not to be lent keys. Guest Teachers should not unlock rooms other than their own for any reason without the knowledge of the teacher responsible for the room.

Application Process

Thank you for your interest in serving as a Guest Teacher in District 109. Please note that Guest Teacher positions are considered at-will employees. In order to make your application experience as timely and easy as possible, please complete the following steps.

In order to be a Guest Teacher (substitute) in Illinois public schools, you must possess:

  1. Current Illinois Professional Educator License or
  2. Current Illinois Substitute License

Requirements to obtain either license are linked for your convenience.

Next, complete an external application at our online application site.

Click on the hyperlink to report to the Lake County Regional Office of Education for fingerprinting.

Fingerprinting occurs on Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

  • A picture I.D. is required
  • The fingerprint process will be conducted if you hold a registered Substitute, Paraprofessional (with at least a Bachelor’s degree on file) or a PEL license in Lake County.

You are responsible to pay for the $45.00 fingerprint fee which is payable by cash, personal check, money order or cashier’s check. Be advised that the Regional Office of Education does not accept debit or credit cards.

Open, complete (to the best of your ability), save, and print the following forms that will need to be brought to your intake interview:

If you are unable to print the forms outlined in step 4, please stop by the District Administration Center located at 517 Deerfield Road (700 Kipling Place for GPS purposes) Deerfield IL, 60015. We are located in the front parking lot of Kipling School. Please note that picking up a packet at the District Center does not exonerate the other steps outlined in the process and all applicants will still need to set up an intake interview via step 5.  Be advised that we will not honor “on the spot” intake interviews.  They must be scheduled in accordance with Step 5.

Once all forms are completed to the best of your ability, including fingerprints, schedule an appointment with Mrs. Dana Holman, Human Resources Specialist.  You will bring all of the completed documents to your appointment.

In addition to Forms A-Form K, you will also need to furnish a copy of your teaching license, a set of official transcripts, two current references with both day and evening phone numbers, and two forms of ID to complete the employment verification process in your I9.  We will gladly make copies for you at your appointment if necessary.

Once all your documentation has been submitted and your references have been cleared, you will be added to our guest teacher calling system – AESOP. You must provide a valid e-mail address to be added to AESOP.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the substitute application process, please feel free to contact Mrs. Dana Holman.  She can also be reached by phone at 847-945-1844 x. 7228