Student Teachers

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.

All placements are initiated through the Director of Curriculum and Assessment, Matt Timmerman. 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*

Every candidate must have earned at least a 3.2 GPA, and we will not place a candidate if there are C's or D's in the 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 Matt Timmerman.

Contact Us

Matt Timmerman
Director of Curriculum and Assessment 
Phone: (815) 455-8500 ext. 1043
Email: mtimmerman@d155.org

Terri Reineck
Administrative Assistant 
Phone: (815) 455-8500 ext. 1031
Email: treineck@d155.org

  • Course selection guide
  • ISBE reporting
  • New teacher orientation communication 
  • Staff conference registration
  • Staff course approvals