Why La Grange School District 102?

La Grange Elementary School District 102 serves the communities of La Grange Illinois, La Grange Park Illinois, and Brookfield Illinois. We have five Elementary Schools and one Junior High that serve approximately 3,100 students. Our environment is a unique one. It is one that unites knowledge, ideas, ambition, imagination, and hard work. Differences are central to broadening our perspectives, creating thoughtful leaders, and sparking new ideas. We are diligent about creating an environment that is inclusive and truly diverse. We welcome you to learn more about who we are!

Explore benefits

We invest in you.

D102 is proud to offer a competitive benefits package which is designed to attract new talent and retain our extraordinary staff.  Our Total Rewards approach is aimed at delivering a total package that includes compensation, health insurance, wellness discounts, and other key areas.  Learn about our benefit information here. 

A truly welcoming community

We are committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive campus community.

Our students, faculty, and staff come from different backgrounds — intellectually, ethnically, economically, and geographically — and we wouldn't have it any other way! D102 employs a dynamic and diverse mix of faculty and staff who work proactively to ensure that the District is a special place to work. Learn more about our commitment to equity here.

Potential Opportunities

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

Secretaries perform a variety of responsible secretarial/clerical duties for the Principal(s) and other faculty staff members; to assist with the day-to-day operations of the school. In addition, they act as a liaison between the school and the community.



Custodians ensure that buildings and grounds are operating at peak performance. They provide routine maintenance, cleaning, and general support to building leadership to ensure a safe environment for students.  They work in conjunction with the Director of Buildings and Grounds to align processes and ensure buildings are kept up to date and fully functioning.  


Family Liaison

The role of the family liaison in D102 is to assist in tackling underachievement by working in partnership with families, parents, and pupils in a school context to enable pupils, particularly the most disadvantaged, to have full access to educational opportunities and overcome barriers to learning and participation.



A Paraprofessional educator is not required to be licensed to teach but performs many duties to support the teaching staff. Generally, Para’s assist teachers in the classrooms, supervise students outside of the classroom and provide administrative support for teaching.


Requirements: At least 19 years of age

ONE of the following:

Associate’s degree or higher (60 semester hours of coursework)
High School Diploma or GED and a score of 460 or higher on the ETS Parapro Exam
High School Diploma or GED and the following scores on the ACT WorkKeys Exam

  • Mathematics/Applied Math (with a score of 4)

  • Reading for information/Workplace Documents (with a score of 4)

*Notes: Paraprofessional licenses are valid for 5 years and can be renewed with the payment of registration fees.

Contact West40

Sharon Balderas, Educator Licensure Specialist, has been assisting educators in Illinois with licensure for over 18 years. Please contact Sharon if you have any questions and she will be happy to help you.

708-449-4284 Ext. 1008



School Administration

School Administrators are the instructional leaders and manage all school operations. They supervise teachers and other staff to ensure alignment of instructional practices, district endorsed curricula within a safe and productive learning environment for all students. 

Special Education Teacher

Special Education Teacher

These teachers provide special education services to meet the needs of students who have a range of learning, emotional, physical, and mental differences.



Teachers create lesson plans and teach those plans to the entire class, individually to students or in small groups, track student progress and present the information to parents, create assessments, create and reinforce classroom rules, work with school administration to prepare students to meet their full potential and achieve their dreams. 


Substitute Teacher

You will find the steps and requirements to add you to our substitute list. 

Pay: $130 per day

Long-term assignments: $254.23

Retired Teachers (in or out-of-District): $140 per day PEL

Substitute Licenses: $130 per day

Paraprofessional: $15.45 hourly OR $109 per day 

Step one: If you have not done so already, please complete the online application. 

Step two: License and background check.

If you DO NOT have a current teaching or substitute license, you need to contact West40 at (708)-449-4284, to apply. 




Under the support and guidance of mentors, D102 offers an internship in the form of student teaching, administrative job study, and health job studies. Each unique program will be personalized to each student's professional development in their desired career field.


Social Worker

School social workers address the psychological and social well-being of students. They provide information and counseling and help students, parents, and school staff work together to solve problems by communicating and providing referrals to other resources.



The school nurse works to promote a healthy school environment. Beyond promoting health and safety for students within the school facility during the school day, they also encourage students to maintain healthy habits and behaviors when they are not in school. These nursing professionals are also responsible for identifying both actual and potential health problems, providing case management services, and collaborating with educators, school officials, students, and families to ensure students respond positively to their environment and develop normally.



The Technology team will diagnose and troubleshoot software and hardware problems and help our district install applications and programs. The Technology Team's responsibility includes resolving network issues, configuring operating systems, and using remote desktop connections to provide immediate support.

EEO Statement

The La Grange School District 102 in accordance with federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.

La Grange District 102 is committed to building and sustaining a multicultural school community that fosters equity, diversity, and inclusion.