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(In addition to those listed in 500.01, Certified Teacher, the following are the essential fundamentals to include but not limited to the following job duties.) 1. Teaching in compliance with curricular requirements of the State and of the Board of Education of District 61. 2. Remaining current on research, new developments and literature on education, especially elementary and/or the area of special assignment. 3. Compliance with Board Policies, Administrative Regulations, and BoardEmployee Agreements at the school level. 4. Participation on an appointive, elective, or volunteer basis in the curriculum development process at the building and district levels, as is required to periodically review all curricular areas to keep them up-to-date. 5. Participation from time-to-time, in the development of District Policies and Administrative Regulations, on an appointive, elective, or volunteer basis.


1. Illinois State certificate in the teaching field qualifying the teacher to teach at the elementary level. 2. Bachelor's Degree 3. Ability to function effectively as a member of the school staff. 4. Such other requirements as the Board may establish.


To establish a complete pre-employment file, please complete the online application. Your application will be retained in active status for one school year. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you for further information and a possible interview.

Additional Notes

We are an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applicants for all positions equally without regard to race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Because our goal is to match your qualifications with an available position within our District, please answer the application as accurately and thoroughly as possible.

How to Apply

We'd love to show off our district! Book a tour of Decatur Public Schools with Jey Owens, our District Recruiter, at jlowens@dps61.org or call 217-362-3004. You can also SCHEDULE A TOUR ONLINE!

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