Applicants sought for county schools position
From Staff Reports January 25, 2013 9:14AM
Updated: February 28, 2013 6:41AM
When Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant won the election for the state senator, she resigned as Will County regional superintendent of schools.
Will County Executive Larry Walsh has joined with Will County Board member Joe Babich to form an advisory committee to interview candidates to fill the schools position.
Those interested in applying should send a letter of interest and their credentials to the County Executive’s office, c/o ROE Search, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, IL 60435, by Feb. 4.
Along with the requirement that the replacement be a Democrat, since Bertino-Tarrant was elected as a Democrat and state law requires the replacement to be of the same political party, additional requirements include:
Be of good character.
Have a master’s degree.
Have earned at least 20 semester hours of credit in professional education at the graduate level.
Hold valid all grade supervisory certificate or a valid state limited supervisory certificate, or a valid state life supervisory certificate, or a valid administrative certificate.
Have at least four years experience in teaching.
Have been engaged for at least two years of the four previous years in full-time teaching or supervising in the common public schools or serving as a county superintendent of schools or regional superintendent of schools for an educational service region in Illinois.
The advisory committee members will interview the applicants and make a recommendation for filling the position to Walsh.
Walsh will then officially make the nomination to the Will County Board, which must confirm Walsh’s recommendation.
For information, visit www.will.k12.il.us.