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The employment process in the District is intended to attract educators of the highest quality
We are a dynamic community of learners committed to respecting childhood, challenging the intellect, nurturing creativity, fostering reflection, encouraging action, and exploring possibilities for the future. We believe that a developmental, child-centered approach to education is the most effective way to meet the needs of our students and the high level of expectations we set for them. We are guided by a set of beliefs embedded in a culture that honors tradition, reflects on transitions, and makes choices about transformations. It is our goal to recruit and select the best-qualified candidates. All vacancies are posted on our website and can be accessed from the Employment link.

We appreciate your interest in the Winnetka Public Schools. If you have questions about a position or the application process, please contact Karen Foley or call 847-446-9400.

Those interested in employment in the Winnetka Public Schools are encouraged to complete an online application. Application information will become available to all District administrators who share the responsibility for hiring. It is not necessary or helpful to send information directly to a school building with a posted vacancy.


IMPORTANT NOTE for Out-of-State Applicants:
In order to serve as a teacher, school support personnel, or an administrator in the state of Illinois at a public or recognized non-public school, an individual must obtain a PEL. A PEL must be endorsed in one of the following areas:

  • Teaching
  • School Support Personnel
  • Administrative

If you currently hold a comparable out-of-state license, please refer to the ISBE Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) for instructions on how to obtain a Professional Educator’s License (PEL) at the following link:

For assistance with or for questions about  the licensure process, please contact the licensure department of the North Cook Intermediate Service Center at the following link:


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Equal Opportunity

The School District shall provide equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender identification, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, marital status, arrest records, military status or unfavorable military discharge, or citizenship status (provided the individual is authorized to work in the United States), use of lawful products while not at work, being a victim of domestic or sexual violence, physical or mental handicap or disability (if otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation), and other legally protected categories.