Regional Office of Education - Leslie Schermerhorn, Regional Superintendent of Schools

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. I hope you find it both informational and useful.



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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 2016 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.




Application fees increased as of January 1, 2013 please refer to



  • MONDAY AND FRIDAY                                   8:30am - 11:00am
  • TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY         1:30pm - 4:00pm

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



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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