Working at District 161

The employees of Summit Hill District 161 are the most important resource in providing a quality educational program. Our staff of 300+ certified and educational support staff members is a team whose first priority is to serve the needs of our students, families, and community. The mission of the District 161 Human Resources office is to contribute to the organization's success by maximizing the potential of staff members in helping students learn.

Raising the level of student achievement in Chicago's southwest suburbs

Check out a classroom in one of the seven schools in District 161 and you will find young minds being stretched, challenged, and inspired to do great things.

Who is preparing these students to have such an impact? Teachers, like you, who care about children and want to help them reach their full potential. By becoming a teacher in Summit Hill District 161, you have a unique opportunity to teach in an environment where learning knows no boundaries.

Our teachers spark imaginations and inspire students to push beyond the ordinary to the extraordinary. We have high expectations and seek the best qualified teachers who share our passion for teaching and learning. The best part about teaching in Summit Hill District 161 is the power you have to make a difference in the life of one child.

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In a time of unprecedented change, we know
the future is still built one child at a time
and the key to student success remains unchanged:
a nuturing relationship with his/her teacher.

Focus on student achievement

"I chose to apply because of the district's reputation as one that challenges yet supports its students."


"I went to school here and received a wonderful education. It is my responsibility to give some of that back."

Parent Support

"My children attend district schools and I have been impressed with both the support and opportunities."

Job Vacancies

Summit Hill District 161 provides excellent educational opportunities for students through a highly professional teaching and support staff. It is our goal to recruit and select the best qualified candidates who also reflect a culturally rich and diverse perspective. If you share our passion for teaching, learning, and raising the level of student achievement, Summit Hill District 161 is looking for YOU!

Online Application

The application will make your information instantly available to all administrators who share the responsibility for hiring. It is not necessary or helpful to send information to each school building individually. To establish a complete pre-employment file, please complete the online application. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you for further information and a possible interview.