Student Teachers / Interns

District 155 accepts student teachers and/or interns every semester. District 155 sends an email to all school Division Leaders twice a year to see if they are interested in hosting a student teacher or intern.

Student Intern Applications

All placements are initiated through the Director of Curriculum and Assessment, Kathy Gilbert. If you are interested in applying, there is required paperwork:

  • Placement request from University
  • Resume
  • Two references (contact information required only)

  • Statement of interest 

  • Unofficial transcript

  • DCFS Mandated Reporter (Certificate of Completion)

*If you are a District 155 grad, the office will not place you at your graduating school*

D155 receives a large number of requests each year.  With this in mind, candidates should be in good academic standing with their university, have a solid academic background, and strong grades in their specific content area. 

Observation hours are scheduled directly through the Principal and/or the Division Leader. The student teacher/intern will always be supervised.

If you have any questions about the required paperwork or the student teaching/internship program please contact Kathy Gilbert.

Contact Us

Kathy Gilbert
Director of Teaching & Learning, Curriculum & Pathways
Phone: (815) 455-8500 ext. 1043

Melissa Martin
Administrative Assistant 
Phone: (815) 455-8500 ext. 1031

  • Staff Development - schedules, approvals and budgets
  • Staff Conferences & Travel
  • Course Approvals & Records
  • Student Teacher Placement
  • New Faculty Induction Communication
  • Grant Funded Supplies & Associated Expenses
  • Textbook & Supply Ordering