Human Resources

  • The Lake Forest School Districts are recognized both statewide and nationally for innovative instructional practices and educational programs, and excellent staff who take pride in developing compassionate, inclusive, confident, and accomplished students.

    The Districts offer highly competitive wages, benefits, and exceptional working conditions.

    It’s Never Been Easier to Become a Teaching Assistant!

    Due to the challenging labor market, the Illinois State Board of Education has issued a Short Term Approval for Paraprofessionals, effective August 18, 2022. This license will allow anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent to work as a Teaching Assistant in Illinois public schools. The license is valid for 3 years, during which applicants must fulfill the requirements for the full license*. Applications for the short-term paraprofessional license may be submitted starting August 18, 2022. Candidates interested in working for the Lake Forest School Districts 67 and 115 should immediately apply for the licensure** and submit an application. Candidates should expect their license to be processed within approximately two weeks.

    *Once the short term license has been obtained, paraprofessionals will have until 2025 obtain an Associates degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution of higher education OR 60 semester hours of college credit. Those without college coursework must, by 2025, pass the ETS Para Pro Assessment with a score of 460 or higher OR Pass the applicable ACT Work Key Assessment with the following scores Applied Mathematics – 4,

    Reading for Information/Workplace Documents – 4. 

    **To apply for the Short-Term Paraprofessional license, navigate to ISBE’s ELIS login page and create an account. Once on the platform, apply for the license, and send your high school diploma or GED to If you have received a tentative employment offer from D67 or D115, contact the Human Resources Department to assist with the approval of your license.

    Application Process

    The Districts accept only online applications from candidates for certified and non-certified positions.



    Substitute Teachers



  • Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Dental Insurance

  • Health Insurance

  • Tax-Sheltered Annuities/457 Plan

  • Life Insurance

  • Parental Leave

Application Process

Human Resources Department

Employment Verification

  • We are dedicated to protecting our employees’ information. For this reason, we use Verifent to confirm verification of employment and/or verification of income (VOE/VOI) requests are legitimate, and a valid permissible purpose exists as defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Verifiers seeking employment and/or income information for our employees must submit VOE/VOI requests through Verifent.

    To Submit a Request:

    1. Log in at Please note that new Verifent users will need to register and create an account before proceeding.
    2. When prompted, enter our unique organization code: D115 = A7B3A0 / D67 = CAA7A0
    3. Please be prepared to provide the employee’s date of birth and last four digits of the Social Security Number.

    For additional information on this process, please visit Verifent.

    Questions? Please contact Crystal Edwards,, 847-615-6057.