Employment Opportunities

The South Macoupin Association for Special Education is seeking a Classroom Assistant for immediate employment. The location of the position is in the Gillespie School District. If interested, please send the following: Resume, Application (available at www.smaseschools.org), and Proof of Paraprofessional License from ISBE.

If you do not currently hold a Paraprofessional License, you may obtain the license if you meet the following criteria:

  1. Be at least 19 years of age and;
  2. Show proof of one (1) of the following requirements:
    1. Associate’s degree or higher; or
    2. 60 semester hours of coursework; or
    3. High School Diploma or GED and a score of 460 or higher on the ETS ParaPro test; or
    4. High School Diploma or GED and the following scores on the ACT Work Keys test:
      • Applied Mathematics/Applied Math — 4​
      • Reading for Information/Workplace Documents — 4

Application materials may be sent to:

Alison Storm, Director


801 North Deneen St

Staunton, IL 62088

Phone: (618)635-8230

or emailed to: astorm@smaseschools.org

SMASE is seeking a long term substitute for a middle school special education teacher beginning on January 4, 2023 and potentially lasting until the end of the school year in the Staunton Elementary School. The substitute teacher will teach 6th-8th grade students with various disabilities.

If interested, please send a resume, application and proof of substitute license or other Professional Educator’s License to:

Alison Storm, Director

801 North Deneen

Staunton, IL 62088


The South Macoupin Association for Special Education (SMASE) is seeking a full-time special education teacher for a middle school instructional classroom in Staunton CUSD 6 beginning on January 4, 2023.

Qualifications: Professional Educator’s License with Learning Behavior Specialist I endorsement

Email or mail a letter of application, resume, references, and qualifications to:

Alison Storm, Special Education Director

South Macoupin Association for Special Education

801 North Deneen St.

Staunton, IL 62088

E-mail address: astorm@smaseschools.org

Phone: 618-635-8230