Regional Office of Education - Leslie Schermerhorn, Regional Superintendent of Schools
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Leslie SchermerhornWelcome to McHenry County Regional Office of Education. Our mission is to serve the students, teachers and families of McHenry County to ensure ALL children have access to a World Class education.

We at the Regional Office of Education are proud of our work and look forward to the continuing challenge of professional performance. I personally welcome your comments and suggestions on the format and contents of this resource.

Effective Monday, June 1st, 2020, the McHenry County Regional Office of Education will be open by appointment only with limited access to the public from 9a.m. until 3 p.m..  Please phone ahead.  Fingerprinting services will be available through appointment. Please contact Cathie Fisher [email protected] or 815-334-3039 to schedule an appointment.  The Regional Office will continue to provide all other services through telephone and email.



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Fingerprinting Hours

  • MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY      9:00 am - 11:00 am and 2:00 pm  - 4:00 pm

  • FRIDAY MORNING   9:00 am - 11:00 am only

Please note:  Substitute teachers are required to pay a $50.00 fee, cash only.


Are you interested in obtaining a Substitute Teaching License?  Do you have a bachelor's degree?

Please create an account in ELIS:

Request official transcripts be sent to [email protected]

Apply and register your Substitute Teaching License in ELIS.

Apply for positions through the school district's website or through the following link:



License Renewal runs from April 1 through June 30 of the year you are to renew. Check the State Board's website for additional information  If you are up for renewal in 2020 the Regional Office of Education suggests that you DO NOT wait until June.  In our experience when there is a high volume of traffic on the website it can be quite difficult to complete your transaction.

To complete this process, log into your ELIS account and on your ELIS homepage click on Renewal located in the Action Center Box.  Registration fees must be paid by credit or debit card.





The mission of the Regional Office of Education #44 is to engage youth across McHenry County in schools and educational programs that promote regular student attendance, secure the benefits of best practice professional development, ensure a safe and secure environment for student learning, and assure compliance with the regulations of the school code of Illinois representative of an excellent education essential for success in the world of work and in life.


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