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Hill Correctional Center  (District 1)  - Correctional Horticulture Instructor at Hill Correctional Center
Status: Open
Correctional Horticulture Instructor at Hill Correctional Center

Full-time, 12 month, grant funded position for Lake Land College at Hill Correctional Center.  Responsible for teaching courses and labs in the Horticulture Certificate Program.  Extensive knowledge of plant propagation, pest and disease control on turf, garden, and ornamental plants required. HS diploma/GED required.  Associate degree preferred. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  

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Contact Person

 Apply online Submit LLC application, letter of application, resume, and transcripts if applicable to:  Human Resources, 5001 Lake Land Blvd.  Mattoon, IL 61938.  For questions contact:  Chris Williams, Associate Dean, Hill Correctional Center, EOE/AA



West Carroll High School  (District 1)  - Vacancy- Second Position West Carroll High School Ag Teacher & CO-FFA Advisor
Status: Open


Second Position West Carroll High School


 2022-2023SY-One Agriculture/Construction Trades/Co-op Teacher, PEL required 

a. Agriculture Endorsement 

b. Construction Trades Endorsement 

c. Co-op Education Courses Required for Endorsement 

i. Organization and Administration of Career and Technical Cooperative Education Programs 

ii. Coordination Techniques of Career and Technical Cooperative Education Programs 

d. Math and/or Science endorsement preferred 

e. Three Circles grant and SAE grant



West Carroll  High School, located in Savanna in Section 1, is seeking an Agricultural

Education Teacher/FFA Advisor position.


The West Carroll Ag Department has an Ag Mechanics shop, and an 11-acre FFA test plot. Current courses to be taught (although, flexible based on candidates) Basic Ag Mechanics, Ag Mechanics, Construction, Agricultural Welding, Agricultural Engine Maintenance, Agricultural Electricity Systems.  West Carroll High School is 1 to 1 with Chromebooks. The Agriculture Department does have a Smartboard and Ag Office Space. Agriculture is very important in our community.  Our new teacher would have tremendous community support. The new teacher would join newly hired Kyle Christian.

Candidates must have an Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) or Career and Technical Education Educator License with Stipulations (ELS).  The contract length is per the WCEA collective bargaining agreement with the school district participating in the Three Circle FFA and SAE grant.  Salary range is from $33,516-$73,736 per year plus district-paid TRS, health insurance and life insurance.   More information may be found at in the 2021-2025 collective bargaining agreement for WCEA

Contact Person

To apply, send as soon as possible your resume, cover letter, credentials and letters of reference by mail to the district office at West Carroll School District #314 642 S. East Street Mount Carroll, IL 61053 and/or apply online by sending your materials to the district secretary at 

If you are interested or have any questions please contact Mr. Joe Hansen, WCHS Principal, or Mrs. Julie Katzenberger, WC Superintendent.

The position will remain open until a quality candidate is hired.


Morrison High School  (District 1)  - Vacancy 2022-2023 Ag Teacher/ FFA Advisor
Status: Open

Morrison High School in section 2, is in search of an Agriculture Education teacher/FFA sponsor for the 2022-23 school year.  Established curriculum courses include Ag Mechanics, Ag Construction, Ag Business Management, Plant Science, Animal Science, and Beginning Veterinary Science.

Morrison Agricultural Department has a good size shop with welding 4 booths.  Morrison has a very supportive FFA Alumni and community. FFA also works with the alumni on their 10 acres plot.


The successful candidate will be able to balance the needs of students in the classroom and the demands of an active and successful FFA program.  This position has additional funding through the Three Circles Grant.

Contact Person

Interested applicants can apply here:

If you have questions please reach out the High School Principal Mr. Cory Bielema at


Lyons Township  (District 2)  - AgriScience Teacher & FFA Advisor
Status: Open
Lyons Township High School is excited to announce their intent to begin an AFNR program beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. The program will be housed in the Science department at their Jr/Sr (North) campus, and courses offered will include Environmental Science and Urban Agriculture. Because this CTE program will be woven into Science offerings, Science credit will be offered for students, and therefore a Science endorsement is required in addition to an AFNR endorsement. It is anticipated in the first year that the candidate would need to teacher at least two Science courses until the program enrollment can support a full-time AFNR course load.

The school plans to participate in the Ag Education 3 Circles Grant and has already taken steps to begin a Jr. MANRRS chapter.
Contact Person
For more information, contact Science Department Chair Collin Voigt
Apply online.

Milford  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor
Status: Open

Milford High School, located in Southern Iroquois County in Section 10, is seeking an Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor for the 2022-23 academic year. Milford recently built a new high school with a very nice classroom, mechanics lab, and land lab, and greenhouse. The chapter has an active Alumni and a very supportive administration. Courses taught include Intro to Ag, Basic Ag Science, BSAA Plant & Animal, Ag Business Management, Ag Sales & Marketing, Horticulture, and SAE as a separate course credit.

Salary as per negotiated agreement. 2022-2023 beginning salary BS 1 is $49,101.00 that includes board paid TRS, 1st year as TRS employee sign on bonus of $1,099 and Board pays up to $550.00 per month for health insurance or $6600.00 per year.  Tuition reimbursement of $250.00 per semester hour.

Contact Person

Send letter of application, resume, transcripts, references, and a copy of teaching license to: Milford High School C/O Mr. Stephen Totheroh, 200 S Chicago St Milford, IL 60953

Email Address


Marquette Academy  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor
Status: Open

Marquette Academy, located in Section 7 in Ottawa, is a recently established program seeking an Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor for the 20-21 school year. They are the first and only FFA Chapter located at a Catholic school in District 2.

Courses currently taught include  Intro to Ag, Plant & Animal Science, and Ag Business.

They have a very supportive administration and strong agricultural community support with a very active FFA Alumni.

Both full-time and part-time candidates will be considered, and interviews will continue until a great candidate is found.

Contact Person

For more information, or to apply, contact Ms. Brooke Rick, Principal

Marquette Academy  815-433-0125 Ext 1013.  


Park Forest- Chicago Heights Jr High  (District 2)  - Jr. High Agri-Science Teacher
Status: Open
Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 is seeking a middle school AFNR teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. The program will be based at the Michelle Obama School of Technology & Arts in Park Forest. 

The program is ready to grow with you! Based on the principles of sustainability and healthy living, our students are eager to learn about opportunities in AFNR careers. Our second campus has a beautiful greenhouse and both campuses have plenty of space to incorporate outdoor learning labs. 

With supportive administration and a welcoming community you can find your opportunity to thrive at School District 163. 
Contact Person
Apply online.

Burlington Central  (District 2)  - AgriScience Teacher & Co-FFA Advisor
Status: Open

Central High School, located in Section 6 between Burlington and Elgin, has a full time agriculture science and Co-FFA Advisor position opening for the 2022-2023 school year.  Additional certification in science is preferred.  Central recently built a state of the art veterinary science building and there are currently over 165 FFA members with an opportunity for significant growth of the program from a regional agreement amongst local high schools that will feed into our program.    

Courses to be taught will be dependent on the strengths of the candidate but may include:  Intro to Ag Science, Veterinary Science 1 & 2, and/or Biology.        

Salary and board paid TRS will be based off of the existing contract according to the successful applicants years of experience and education.  Central also participates in the 3 Circle Grant and offers an excellent benefits package that includes fully paid single health and dental insurance.

Contact Person
Applicants may apply online.

Grundy Area Vocational Center  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor
Status: Open
Grundy Area Vocational Center (GAVC), Section 7, is seeking an Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor for the 2022-2023 academic year. The program is located at Coal City High School. The courses taught include Agronomy & Animal Science and Advanced Agronomy & Animal Science for both Junior and Senior students. 
Recently the program acquired access to a 15 acre land lab and 4 acre farmstead site where they maintain produce and fruit production and house goats, chickens, rabbits, and visiting large animals for labs and SAEs. Additionally, the teacher will oversee student SAE experiences, serve as the FFA Advisor, and manage the 3 Circles and Incentive Funding grants. 
Entering its fifth year, the GAVC AFNR program administration and community welcomes enthusiastic and visionary candidates who want to develop opportunities for SAE using the school land lab and other local resources. GAVC participates in the 3 Circles Grant.
Contact Person
Please email letter of interest, resumé, and unofficial transcripts to the attention of Mr. Lance Copes, Director at

Manteno  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor
Status: Open

Manteno High School, located in Section 10, is seeking an agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor for the 2022-2023 school year.   Courses taught include Intro to Ag (CASE), Intro to Ag Mechanics, Animal Science (CASE), and Horticulture.


The program has a large AgriScience classroom, a large mechanics lab, and a nice greenhouse.

The position will be open until a qualified candidate is employed.

Salary: Per negotiated salary agreement (10 month contract).

Contact Person

For questions contact High School Principal Roger Schnitzler by email
Apply online.


Burlington Central  (District 2)  - Middle School STEM: Energy & Environment (part-time)
Status: Open
Central 301 is seeking applicants for part time Career Tech Ed teaching position beginning with the 2022-
2023 school year.

Course to be taught is Middle School STEM: Energy & Environment

Applicants must have a professional educator license and appropriate endorsements.
Contact Person
For more information or to apply, visit

Prairie Central  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher & Co-FFA Advisor
Status: Open
Prairie Central High School, located in Section 9, is seeking a full-time agriculture instructor for 2022-2023 school year. This position offers sharing FFA Advisor duties with the current instructors Kyle Miller, Tyson Stork, and Becky Freed. 

This program offers a variety of agriculture courses ranging from ag mechanics, ag business/economics, ag production, horticulture and natural resources. This program has an active FFA chapter, with strong support from the community, alumni, and administration. Facilities include an ag mechanics shop, welding area and a new greenhouse.

Appropriate licensure as well as successful teaching or student teaching experience. 

Competitive, per Collective Bargaining Agreement. Includes nearly full board-paid individual health insurance. FFA Stipend. The school participates in the Three Circle Grant. 
Contact Person
To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcripts, and 3 recent letters of recommendation to principal Wade Czerwonka
Prairie Central H.S.
411 N. 7th St. Fairbury, IL 61739
H.S. phone 815-692-2355

EDWARDSVILLE SD 7 - LIBERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL  (District 3)  - Middle School Ag Instructor/FFA Advisor
Status: Open

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Appropriate Illinois Licensure
  • Multiple certifications preferred
  • Superior work habits and ethics
  • Excellent communications skills (written & verbal)
  • Ability to work well with students, faculty and parents
  • Ability to perform duties as outlined


  1. Communicates expectations for high levels of learning by students
  2. Assess students’ knowledge and skills
  3. Specifies lesson purposes and learning objectives
  4. Provides learning tasks of appropriate difficulty level for the students
  5. Relates new content to previously presented material and to students’ prior knowledge
  6. Teaches clearly, audibly, precisely and fluently while keeping to the topic
  7. Instructs with a variety of methods: lecture, modeling, demonstrating, experimenting, role playing, eliciting
  8. Teaches accurate principles, concepts, rationale, and applications as well as specific content
  9. Provides students with prompt feedback on their learning, performance, and progress
  10. Requires students to recall, explain, compare, contrast and evaluate information
  11. Provides students with prompt and appropriate feedback on their learning, performance and progress
  12. Re-teaches as necessary
  13. Summarizes the main points of the lesson, brings closure, and explains what will be taught next
  14. Encourages student input for improvement of instruction


  1. Establishes procedures for routine classroom management matters, communicates those procedures to students, and elicits feedback from students regarding their understanding of those procedures
  2. Completes lesson plans in accordance with the EEA collective bargaining agreement, Article III, Section I and Board Policy No. 403
  3. Distributes materials and supplies necessary for an instructional lesson in a timely manner
  4. Starts students on tasks quickly and assures efficient transitions between activities
  5. Maintains a high level of time-on-task for all students
  6. Monitors student behavior continuously, encouraging appropriate behavior and addresses inappropriate behavior



  1. Interacts with students in a mutually respectful manner
  2. Expresses verbal enthusiasm for the lesson and student participation
  3. Praises students for learning accomplishments, on-task behaviors and appropriate conduct
  4. Gives all students opportunities to ask questions, contribute, and otherwise participate in class activities


  1. Teaches the approved curriculum of the district
  2. Maintains punctuality and regular attendance
  3. Completes reports and records accurately and promptly
  4. Maintains appropriate communications with colleagues for planning and teaching
  5. Maintains accurate and helpful communication with students and parents
  6. Takes steps toward self-improvement
  7. Carries out other duties as assigned by supervisors


Contingent Upon:  Board Approval

Contact Person
Applications can be submitted at this link. 
Application period closes March 11, 2022.

Quincy Jr. High School  (District 3)  - MS Agricultural Education Instructor / FFA Advisor
Status: Open

Quincy Junior High School, located in Adams County in Section 11, is seeking a Middle School Ag Teacher for grades 6-8 for the 2022-23 school year. 


The program started during the 2021-2022 school year and had 147 students and 125 FFA members. They have a standalone FFA Chapter but fully cooperate and work with the Quincy High School Ag Program. Currently Exploratory Agriculture is taught to both 7th and 8th grade students in quarter rotations. Facilities include a separate classroom at Quincy Jr. High School.


Candidates should hold an Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) or Educator License with Stipulations-CTE (ELS-CTE) with the proper credentials to teach middle school students. 

Salary is based on the contract of the school district. The teacher will be eligible for the 3 Circles Grant.

To apply, please complete the application on Quincy Public Schools Website.



Contact Person

Inquiries can be addressed to Quincy Jr. High School Principal Dan Sparrow ( and/or Assistant Principal or Curriculum and Instruction Brenda Fleer ( You may also call them at Quincy Jr High School at 217-222-3073.


Auburn High School  (District 3)  - Agricultural Education Instructor / FFA Advisor
Status: Open
Auburn High School, located in Section 14 in Sangamon County, is seeking a potential High School Agricultural Education Instructor and FFA Advisor for a new program starting the 2022-2023 school year. 

The successful candidate will work with administration to develop curriculum and the new program. 
Contact Person

Please send a completed Auburn CUSD #10 application (found at this link), cover letter, resume, transcripts, 3 reference letters and proof of your teaching license to:

Principal Nathan Essex
Auburn High School
511 N. 7th Street
Auburn, Illinois 62615

Questions can be addressed to:


Civic Memorial High School (Bethalto)  (District 3)  - Agricultural Education Instructor / FFA Advisor
Status: Open
Civic Memorial High School, located in Section 15 in Bethalto is seeking a high school Agricultural Education Instructor and FFA Advisor with emphasis on Agricultural Mechanics instruction. 

This will be a new program start up with great opportunities for a motivated instructor. 

Find more information at this link.
Contact Person
To apply, visit the link above. 

You will need to submit the following documentation: 
Letter of Interest
District Application
Three Letters of Reference
Printout of Licensure from ISBE (if applicable)

Send via email to Julie Fitzgerald  at
Send via mail to: 
Julie Fitzgerald
Secretary to the Superintendent/Board of Education
Bethalto Community Unit School District No. 8
101 School Street
Bethalto, IL 62010 

Questions can be addressed to Principal Justin Newell at or by calling his cell phone number at 618-610-3312. 


Decatur Eisenhower  (District 4)  - Ag Teacher/ FFA Advisor
Status: Open

The Dwayne O. Andreas Ag Academy ( seeks a fourth Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor to collaborate in expanding a dynamic, growing program. The successful applicant will take up teaching duties at the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year (August 2022). Four teachers – two at each high school – work cooperatively to advise two Andreas Academy FFA Chapters, jointly operating horticulture and livestock activities. This current position is located at Decatur’s Eisenhower High School, which functions as an independent FFA chapter, and works cooperatively alongside students and teachers from MacArthur High School’s FFA chapter.

For the 2022-2023 academic year, classroom instruction will take place within the two Decatur high school buildings. For the 2023-2024 academic year, the Andreas Academy will transition most instruction to the $9 million FFA Agriculture Education Center, which is under construction. This facility and adjoining production acreage will house Academy courses and serve as a host site for regional and state chapters to meet for special events.
Created through partnership with the Howard G. Buffett Foundation – – the Andreas Academy has grown to 435 students in its fourth year of operation, pursuing an objective to engage non-traditional students in exploring careers in Agriculture. 100% of the students are FFA members, with a focus on encouraging creative SAE immersions. More than 80 area businesses, such as Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), media outlets, family farms and community partners operate as an advisory panel in support of the program. The Academy continues to strengthen ties to the University of Illinois College of ACES (Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) and to create strategic connections with other collegiate agricultural programs.
Courses offered to date include: Introduction to Agriculture, Basic Agriscience, Agribusiness, Honors Agriculture Leadership and Communications, Agricultural Mechanics, Animal Science and Horticulture – with horticulture curriculum providing dual-credit through Richland Community College, as well as several of the other listed courses incorporating an Honors credit option. Honors students are taught alongside the full cohort of Agriculture students, but participate in additional curricular, FFA, SAE and CDE activities. Courses in development include Agrobiology, Landscape Architecture, and Wildlife Management.


An important component of Andreas Academy activities is a 15-acre school Living Science Farm ( to host instructional enrichment activities for animal science, agriculture test and production plots, student-run entrepreneurship, and related hands-on learning experiences.

The successful applicant may have a special interest in one or more focus areas but must demonstrate proficiency in facilitating classwork for each course. Instructors utilize both CASE curriculum and iCEV online-focused resources to deliver content. The Academy covers costs for CASE training and other relevant professional development opportunities. This position offers a competitive salary/benefits package, including significant additional compensation through the Three Circle Grant.

Application can be accessed using the following link:

Please direct email or phone inquiries to our Program Administrator:


Zach Shields

Executive Director – Decatur Public Schools Foundation


(217) 362-3042 (office)


(217) 853-4722 (cell)

Contact Person
Zach Shields
Executive Director – Decatur Public Schools Foundation
(217) 362-3042 (office)
(217) 853-4722 (cell)

Urbana High School  (District 4)  - Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor
Status: Open

Urbana School District #116

TITLE: High School Agriculture CTE Teacher / FFA Advisor

LOCATION: Urbana High School District #116

SUPERVISOR: Building Principal and Assistant Principal

JOB SUMMARY: Under general direction of the Principal or Assistant Principals, the teacher is responsible for helping students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able and responsible adults.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function in the core expectation areas of planning, delivery of instruction, assessment, instructional environment and professional responsibilities proficiently. The successful High School Teacher:

·  Demonstrate effective preparation for instruction

·  Applies knowledge gained from staff development and professional educational literature when designing instruction.

·  Plans for the use of a variety of teaching materials

·  Demonstrates knowledge of subject matter

·  Demonstrates ability to implement effective lessons

·  Provides for individual differences in learning styles and abilities

·  Uses appropriate assessment methods for measuring levels of student achievement

·  Evaluates whether assessment results reflect attainment of desired standards

·  Uses assessment and evaluation results appropriately for instructional decision making

·  Provides feedback consistently to students and parents regarding student achievement

·  Establishes a culture for learning

·  Organizes the instructional environment and procedures to encourage student learning

·  Manages student behavior in a constructive manner

·  Demonstrates positive interpersonal relationships with staff, parents, administration and community

·  Demonstrates professional work habits following school district and state policies and procedures

·  Demonstrates professional development

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Some teachers may serve as course team leaders, may serve as members of a 9th or 10th grade community team and/or may be required to supervise at a hall duty station. In addition, this position includes serving as the FFA advisor.


·  Bachelor's Degree, from an accredited college or university, with required licensure and endorsements

·  Holds a Valid Illinois Teaching License with the appropriate endorsement(s) to teach high school students in the required discipline/content area (Professional Educator License or Educator License with Stipulations for CTE and/or Agriculture/Science background)

·  Bilingual Candidates preferred, but not required

·  2-3 years of teaching experience at the high school level except in the case of a new college graduate.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary is based on a step placement which is determined by the education, experience and the Urbana Education Association and Board of Education contract.

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of professional personnel.

START DATE:  August 16, 2022

NOTE: This is a position within the collective bargaining unit and is not an administrative position.


Apply now

Contact Person

Taren Nance


Paris High School  (District 4)  - 2nd Ag Teacher
Status: Open

Paris High School, located in Section 18, has an opening for a second agriculture teacher.  Potential courses to be taught include: Welding, Ag Mechanics, Ag Business and Intro to Ag.

To apply for the position, send letter of interest, resume, credentials and recommendations to:

Mark Cox

Contact Person
Mark Cox

Red Hill  (District 5)  - Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor
Status: Open

Red Hill High School, located in Section 23, is seeking a full-time agriculture education teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. The newly-hired teacher will be working in the Agriculture Department with Mrs. Erin Michels.

Current courses offered are 8th Grade Industrial Arts, Introduction to Agriculture, Basic Agriculture Science, Basic Agriculture Mechanics, Horticulture Production/Management, Welding Technology 1, Agriculture Construction & Technology, Agriculture Machinery Service, Veterinary Science, Natural Resources and Environmental Science, and Agriculture Business Management. Facilities include two classrooms, an office, a woodworking shop, a welding shop, an agricultural lab, and a greenhouse.

The program has 152 students enrolled in agriculture education courses and all members are in the Red Hill FFA Chapter. The Red Hill FFA has had recent success at the local, state, and national levels. The community, school, administration, and alumni are very supportive of the Red Hill FFA Chapter.

Candidates will be paid based on the collective bargaining agreement and participation in the Three-Circle Grant. Candidates should have a valid Illinois Teacher License.

Contact Person
Please send a letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcripts, and copy of licensure to: Mr. Jakie Walker, Superintendent, Red Hill CUSD #10  1250 Judy Avenue, Bridgeport, IL  62417.   The application materials can also be emailed to 

Bluford Unit High School #318  (District 5)  - Agriculture Teacher
Status: Open

Bluford Unit High School #318, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Agriculture Education Teacher for the 2022-23 school year. The newly hired individual will be serving as the second teacher and will be working with Mrs. Emily Schumm.   

Facilities include a classroom, shop and currently building a new 30x60 greenhouse. Within the agriculture department there are currently 107 students taking an agriculture education course. Current courses offered, but are able to be adapted due to strengths of the hired individual, include Ag Construction, Ag Welding, Basic Ag Mechanics, Exploratory Ag Science, Horticulture Production & Management, Introduction to the Agricultural Industry and Physical Science Applications in Agriculture. 

Candidates should have a valid Illinois Teacher License. Candidates will be paid based on the collective bargaining agreement. 

Contact Person
As soon as possible, please send a letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcripts, and copy of licensure to: Bluford Unit High School District #318 Superintendent, Dr. Shane Gordon,

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