Employment Opportunities
2300 West Main Street, Mendota, IL 61342
Phone- 815-539-7446, Bilingual- 815-539-8377
Fax- 815-539-3103


Special education teacher to provide instruction in Resource Classes and Special Education Classrooms. (Courses could include classes such as Special Education Science, Special Education History, Co-Teaching in Basic English Classes, and Resource). Coaching opportunities are also available. 


Proper IL licensure.


MHS offers a competitive salary and benefits. The board shall pay up to 10% of the scheduled salary figure directly to the Teachers' Retirement Service. The board shall pay up to 0.84% of the member T.H.I.S. Insurance paid directly to the appropriate state agency. MHS teachers work within a 5 X 5 salary index. New hires (B.S. + 0) begin on Step 3 of the salary index, $41,437 for the 2022-2023 school year. IL Blue Cross and Blue Shield Insurance are available. Tuition reimbursement opportunities are offered. 

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MHS Teachers teach 5 of 7 classes with two duty-free preps daily (94 minutes of prep). One 30-minute intervention/advisory period is taught during period 8. Additional stipend opportunities are available if a teacher accepts a study hall supervisory. Additional coaching opportunities are available at MHS. Contact Mr. Steve Hanson, Athletic Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  for the most current vacancies. 

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Position to support students with special needs and general education students. Positions could include a Transition Program Support, Life Skills Program Support, a General Resource Support, and/or general supervision, such as the female locker room. Paraprofessionals could be asked to attend general education classrooms, pull-out settings, self-contained special needs classrooms, and other areas as assigned. Essential duties: Provides assistance to teachers with clerical duties such as filing, mail handling, copying and computer input. 2. Provides assistance in supervising students during lunch and passing periods. 3. Attend scheduled teacher assistant meetings scheduled by Special Education Director. 4. Guides and directs students in the performance of academic tasks such as assisting with daily assignments or via online teacher-assisted instruction. 5. Works collaboratively with teacher and support staff to ensure progress toward academic and social and emotional needs are achieved. 6. Works with small groups of students to reinforce material introduced by the teacher, under the direction and supervision of the classroom teacher. 7. Serves as a resource to the student personnel evaluation team as required. Ability to earn CPI (Crisis Prevention) training within 90 days of employment. 


1. Possession of or ability to obtain Illinois Professional Educator License with Stipulations—Paraprofessional, or other ISBE educator license that requires a college degree. 2. Knowledge of Special Education high school students’ needs and behavior issues. 3. Strong subject knowledge in core academic area or areas of assignment, or wilingness to learn. 4. Experience with special needs student population preferred. 5. Strong behavior management skills. 6. Ability to move about frequently in the classroom and in various other parts of the school; ability to stand stretch, lift and bend as required to assist students. 7. Ability to keyboard and use various types of software applications and assistive technology. 8. Exemplary interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and distinctly with staff and students. 9. Ability to conduct oneself in a professiona and confidential manner. 


Not less than $15.69 per hour, 10 sick days. 

Coaching opportunities are available but not limited to the following: Assistant Baseball Coach and Assistant Girls Track Coach.

Mendota High School learning community strives to create an environment in which students are motivated and feel empowered to set and reach future goals. Graduates will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful, productive, and responsible members of an evolving society. The single-building high school district serves approximately 585 students. Mendota High School encourages student achievement through collaborative learning and supports student access to a wide variety of co-curricular and extra-curricular programs. The district encourages and actively supports professional growth and staff collaboration. 

How to Apply


Send resume, cover letter, and copy of credentials (Paraprofessional License or other ISBE license and a copy of college transcripts) and letters of or names and phone numbers of professional references to Mrs. Denise Aughenbaugh, Principal, Mendota High School, 2300 West Main Street, Mendota, IL 61342. Fax applications accepted at 815-538-2026, and email applications may be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..