Employment Opportunities

Elementary Teacher - 2023-24 school year (anticipated)


  • Candidates can expect to instruct English-Language Arts and associated subjects with their day split between 2nd and 3rd grade classes in a departmentalized team format, as well as other elementary teacher responsibilities.


  • ISBE Professional Educator License endorsement in Elementary Self-Contained General Education (K - grade 9), Elementary Education (grades 1 - 6), or Early Childhood (Pre-K - grade 3)


  • per negotiated contract

Additional Notes

  • Rutland CCSD 230 is a rural K-8 elementary school district with a steady enrollment of 65-75 students K through 8 (average class size of 8 students) just outside of the city limits of Ottawa, IL within the boundaries of Ottawa Twp. High School District 140.

  • Rutland Grade School is located in beautiful Starved Rock Country, less than 20 miles from LaSalle-Peru, only 28 miles from Oswego, less than 30 miles from Minooka, 40 miles from Joliet, and 40 miles from DeKalb.

How to Apply

  • Send via email the following documents to Mr. Tom Jeppson, Principal - tjeppson@rutlandgs.org

  • Resume (which includes IEIN number and current IL PEL endorsement information);

  • 3 References & contact information (or letter(s) of recommendation);

  • Transcripts (unofficial copies/scans/attached files of transcripts)

School Bus Driver

  • Bus driver for the 2023-24 school year *(part-time substitute driver for 2022-23 school year currently available)

      • morning routes 7:30 - 8:45

      • afternoon routes 3:00 - 4:00 (most days)

        • every Tuesday 2:15 - 3:15

        • approximately once a month 11:30 - 12:30

  • No experience required. CDL training provided to obtain all required licensing, and all required training provided at no cost to you.


  • 21 years of age (or older) with a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Must possess a valid license for at least 3 consecutive years with an exceptional driving record.

  • Must provide a copy of your Illinois certified driving record upon request.

  • Ability to pass pre-employment physical, drug and alcohol screening, background check, and TB testing.

  • Skills necessary to operate a school bus safely, communicate effectively, follow determined schedule in a timely manner, handle emergency situations, evacuations, and administer first aid if necessary.

Salary / Compensation

  • regionally competitive

Please contact the school office for more information - 1-815-433-2949

Substitute Teaching

We are always looking for substitute teachers to add to our list. Thank you for considering to substitute for us.


  • To function as a substitute teacher, a person must possess a valid substitute, early childhood, elementary, secondary, or special certificate.

  • Anyone substitute teaching after must have a Substitute Teacher Authorization issued by the Regional Office of Education (ROE 35 - - 119 W Madison Street, Suite 102 , Ottawa, IL - - Phone: 815-434-0780).

Salary / Compensation

  • Full Day - $100

    • M, W, Th, F - 8:40-3:15 - - Full Day TUESDAY - 8:40-2:30

  • 1/2 Day - $50

    • 8:40-12:00 - or - 12:00-3:15