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Employment in Riverside School District 96

Thank you for your interest in Riverside District 96.  Our highly qualified, licensed, dedicated and engaging teachers and staff provide a rich curriculum enhanced with music and the arts. 

At Riverside School District 96, our mission statement of empowering learners through meaningful educational opportunities that reflect the knowledge, skills, and experiences needed for future success as an engaged citizen continually guides our work as educators. 


We value our partnership with families in providing a successful experience for our students that allows them to be successful at home and at school. A successful education is a shared journey. Our values guide our work and commitment to our students each and every day. 



Respect and Responsibility

 Agility and Resilience

Collaboration and Engagement

Equity and Inclusion

 Innovation and Creativity

Continuous improvement and Commitment to Excellence

 Empathy and Compassion


At Riverside School District 96, we believe that diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are not just buzzwords, but fundamental values that are essential to our success. We are committed to creating a workplace where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported.


We are proud of our efforts to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, but we also know that there is always more work to be done. We are committed to continuously learning, growing, and improving our practices to ensure that we are living up to our values and creating a workplace where everyone can thrive.


We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. We strongly encourage applicants from underrepresented groups, including people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and individuals with disabilities.


District 96 is located in Chicago's western suburbs and offers competitive salaries and exceptional benefits. District 96 has easy access to the Chicago metropolitan area and is minutes away from the Eisenhower (I-290) and Stevenson (I-55) expressways. The Burlington Metra train is also a short walk away from several of our schools.

District 96 has four Elementary Schools and one Junior High that serves approximately, 1700 students.  The District serves the communities of Riverside, the east side of North Riverside and portions of Brookfield and Lyons.  It covers an area of approximately four square miles. It is bounded on the east by Harlem Avenue, on the south by 39th Street and Ogden Avenue, on the west by Salt Creek, and on the north by 22nd Street (Cermak Road). The District’s northwest boundary is defined by First Avenue and 26th Street (west of First Avenue).

All teacher candidates are required to complete a quick questionnaire as a part of the application process. The questionnaire will help district personnel best match candidates and their qualifications to vacancies in the district. The questionnaire must be completed before an interview can be scheduled.

District 96 principals and supervisors will review the applications and contact the candidates directly for an interview.

Prior to starting employment in District 96, you must submit to a state and federal background check, physical, TB test and other additional employment paperwork. Once the paperwork is complete a start date will be determined.

Please do not send hard copies of supporting documentation, i.e., cover letters, resumes, etc. to Riverside District 96 Schools.

To view our open positions and begin the online application process, click on the following:  Open Positions