Lake Zurich Community Unit School District

Human Resources


Job Openings & Online Application

The Human Resources Department is committed to providing quality services to attract, develop, motivate and retain staff in alignment with the District’s mission, vision, and values. The department supports the district in the following areas:

  • Payroll Processing
  • Benefits Administration
  • Certification/Licensure
  • Compensation
  • Employee Contracts
  • Personnel Records
  • Recruitment and Hiring
  •  Retirement
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Staff Evaluations
  • Substitutes
  • Student Teaching & Observation
  • Compliance Training

he Human Resources Department strives to support staff with current information and assistance to resolve any questions or concerns as they arise.

Department Staff

Julia Becich

Director of Human Resources

Courtney Pietrucha

Hr/Payroll Assistant

Kate Povich

Benefits Specialist

Shirley Schaal

Payroll Specialist

Carol Watkins



Job Openings & Online Application

Employment Practices

Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 provides equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of their race; color; creed; religion; national origin; sex; sexual orientation; age; ancestry; marital status; arrest record; military status; order of protection status; unfavorable military discharge; 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; genetic information; physical or mental handicap or disability, if otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; credit history, unless a satisfactory credit history is an established bona fide occupational requirement of a particular position; or other legally protected categories. 

The District hires the most qualified personnel consistent with budget and staffing requirements and in compliance with School Board policy on equal employment opportunity and minority recruitment.

All vacancies are posted on the District’s online applications system.

Interested applicants should review the position postings and corresponding position qualification requirements prior to submission of an application.  All applicants for positions that may require an ISBE license must make sure they are properly licensed in the state of Illinois prior to submitting their application for a position.

Comprehensive Employee Benefits

  • Medical insurance- Three plan options are offered to all eligible staff through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Dental insurance- Three plan options are offered to all eligible staff through Delta Dental
  • Life insurance- the District offers an employer paid life insurance/accidental death and dismemberment policy to all eligible staff as well as the opportunity to purchase additional supplemental life insurance through Assurant Health Care
  • Long term disability- the district provides LTD coverage for eligible staff members at no cost to the employee
  • Tuition Reimbursement programs- are available to eligible staff members per the collective bargaining agreement
  • 403(b) program- District offers the opportunity for staff to participate in an optional 403(b) program
  • Employee Assistance Program- available at no cost to the employee


Automated Substitute System (Frontline)

Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 always welcomes additional substitutes to our available call list.  The District currently employs substitutes for the following positions:

  • Substitute Classroom teacher
  • Substitute Paraprofessional
  • Substitute Nurse

Due to the high volume of applicants, the following are required for each position:

Substitute Classroom Teacher- only certified teachers who hold a valid Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) may be employed as a classroom substitute.  Those holding a Professional License with Stipulations (PLS) for Substitute teaching are not eligible at this time.

Substitute Paraprofessional- only candidates that hold either a valid PEL, PLS for Substitute teaching or PLS with a Paraprofessional are eligible to serve in a Paraprofessional role.

Substitute Nurse- candidates must hold a valid Department of Professional Regulation license in nursing to be eligible. One year experience is preferred.

For more information, please see our Substitute Information Handbook below.

Human Resources Documents

If you are unable to access these documents or if you have other questions, please contact us via email at or via phone at 847-438-2831.

Student Teaching & Observing

Prior to placement in any school, student teachers must contact the Human Resources Department for placement approval and completion of required paperwork.

Students and/or their advisors are responsible for supplying the following:

  • Proof of recent Physical (dated within 90 days of placement confirmation)
  • Copy of fingerprint criminal background investigation, FBI and ISP (student teacher responsible for this cost)
  • DCFS Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status Form (Form CANTS 22)
  • Form 6.235-AP1 Acceptable Use of Electronic Networks (middle and high school grade level practicums only)
  • Copy of current Driver’s License
  • Student and cooperating teacher edTPA agreement forms (student teachers only - not required for observation)
  • Information on class or course study that explains the necessity for classroom field experience (this could be a course syllabus)
  • Legal Letter of Agreement between the College/University and Community Unit School District 95

For more information, please contact the Human Resources Department at 847.540.4945.

Additional Student Teaching information may be found below.