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AFC High School  (District 1)  - Ag Teacher
Status: Open
  • Position Type:
      High School Teaching/Agriculture

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
      Ashton-Franklin Center Jr/Sr High School, Section 2

  • Date Available:

  • District:
      Ashton-Franklin Center CUSD #275 - website

    TITLE: High School Agriculture/Science Teacher

    QUALIFICATIONS: Valid Illinois Professional Educator Licensure for this position

    DUTIES: High School Science and Agriculture course instructor                                        

    REPORTS TO: Jr/Sr High School Principal

    JOB GOAL: The Ag/Science Teacher will instruct courses for the JH and HS science & agriculture departments. 


    • Potential courses to teach: physical science, biology, earth science, introductory agriculture courses

    • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs.

    • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research, and by maintaining professional relationships with members of the business community.

    • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.

    • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.

    • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.

    • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.

    • Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.

    • Coordinates with other professional staff members and participates in faculty meetings and committees.

    • Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.

    • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal.

    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Per Contractual Agreement and Board Policy.

    EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Professional Personnel

    SIGNING BONUS: Signing bonus policy to be shared with offer

    COMPENSATION: Per the Ashton-Franklin Center CUSD #275 Collective Bargaining Agreement.


    Contact Person

    Prairie Central  (District 2)  - Ag Mechanics/Ind. Tech Teacher
    Status: Open

    Prairie Central High School, located in Section 9, is seeking a full- time Industrial Technology/Agriculture Education teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. Courses to be taught could include: Orientation to Industrial Technology, CAD, Construction Tools, Advanced Woods, Metals, Geometry in Construction, and Home Maintenance


    Candidates must: be licensed in the state of Illinois to teach Industrial Technology or Agriculture; have the ability to work well with administration, staff, students and parents; be a positive influence on students and staff; and have strong organizational skills. 


    Competitive, per the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Prairie Central will be negotiating a new contract for next school year. The state minimum teacher salary for FY25 is $41,188. Actual salary will depend on negotiated wages taking into consideration experience and education. A sign-on bonus is available. 
    This position may include extended contract days with an option to utilize the Three Circle Grant.

    Prairie Central is in the midst of constructing an addition on its Ag/IT wing, providing additional support and opportunities for students and staff.

    Contact Person
    How To Apply: 
    Provide a cover letter, resume, credentials, unofficial transcript, letters of recommendation and references to Principal Wade Czerwonka at

    Contact Person: 
    Wade Czerwonka, Principal 
    Prairie Central High School  
    411 N 7th Street  
    Fairbury, IL 61739 


    Donovan High School  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor
    Status: Open
    Donovan High School, located in Section 10, is seeking an Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor for the 2024-25 school year. With an enrollment of approximately 75 students in the high school, enrollment in Ag is roughly roughly 33.

    Courses could include Ag Science, Ag Industry, Ag Mechanics, Advanced Ag Mechanics, Horticulture, Vet Science, Resource Management, and possibly Welding.

    A very supportive Alumni has just formed and is ready to help their new teacher however they can.

    Contact Person
    Please send resume, letter of interest, references, and a copy of current certification to Brian Shaver, Principal, Donovan Junior-Senior High School, 600 North Street, Donovan, IL 60931

    Email Address:

    Kaneland  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher & Co-FFA Advisor
    Status: Open
    Kaneland High School (Section 6), located East of DeKalb in Maple Park, is hiring an AFNR Teacher/Co-FFA Advisor for the 2024-25 school year.
    Current courses taught include Intro to AFNR, Intro to Horticulture, Advanced Horticulture, Animal Science, Animal Health and Nutrition (vet science), Ag Finance (for consumers' ed credit), Intro to Ag Mechanics, and Environmental Science.  Course assignments will be made based on student enrollment and teacher strengths.
    3 Circle Grant participation is planned.

    Contact Person
    Interested applicants should apply online.

    Indian Creek - Maternity Leave Sub  (District 2)  - Ag Maternity Sub
    Status: Open
    The Indian Creek HS Agriculture Teacher will be on maternity leave from mid-September through Thanksgiving.
    Courses include Intro to AFNR, Basic Ag Mechanics, Advanced Ag Mech, Landscape Design & Maintenance, Ag Leadership & Communications, Ag Sales & Marketing, and Vet Science.
    Contact Person
    Apply online

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

    Immediate Vacancy- Decatur Eisenhower Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor


    The Dwayne O. Andreas Ag Academy ( seeks an Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor to join the current Andreas Ag Academy staff comprised of Becca Merrill, Delia Jackson, Scott Davidson, and Clayton Thomas. The successful applicant will take up teaching duties at Eisenhower High School in August 2023. This new position will join an agriculture teaching team managing three sites – one teacher at each high school, and three at the new FFA Agriculture Education Center; this team works cooperatively to advise two Andreas Academy FFA Chapters. Students from Eisenhower and MacArthur High Schools jointly operate horticulture and livestock activities. 


    For the 2023-2024 academic year, the Andreas Academy will transition most instruction to the $11 million FFA Agriculture Education Center. The facility is under construction and slated for completion in Spring 2023. This facility and adjoining production acreage will house Andreas Academy courses and serve as a host site for regional and state chapters to meet for special events. Responsibilities for this posted include teaching Introduction to Agriculture and Ag Biology. These are our most pivotal courses for new Academy students before transitioning to the new center. The Academy is now offering17 separate courses for older students, with several thematic pathways available in Power and Structural Systems, Animal Science, Plant Science, Natural Resources, Agribusiness and Leadership, and Food Science. 


    Created through partnership with the Howard G. Buffett Foundation – – the Andreas Academy has grown to 465 students in its fifth year of operation. Its objective is 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 with the four major universities in Illinois that provide agriculture education to create strategic connections with other collegiate agricultural programs.


    An important component of Andreas Academy activities is managing a 15-acre 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 pathway. Instructors utilize both CASE curriculum and other 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.  To apply for the position click here.


    Contact Person

    Zach Shields
    Executive Director – Decatur Public Schools Foundation

    (217) 362-3042 (office)

    (217) 853-4722 (cell)


    Charleston High School  (District 4)  - 3rd Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor
    Status: Open

    Charleston High School, located in Section 20, is seeking a full-time agriculture education or Industrial Tech teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. The newly hired teacher will work with current agriculture teachers Emmalyn Walk, Ben Oakley and the other CTE teachers.

    The Charleston High School Ag Ed program is a three-circle program. Currently there are 300+ students enrolled in Ag Ed and Ind. Tech classes. The Charleston CUSD #1 administration, board of education, alumni, and community are very supportive of these programs.

    Classes to be taught would be based upon the interest and strength of the successful candidate. Current courses offered are Introduction to Agriculture, Ag Science, Horticulture, Welding, Small Engines, Ag Mech & Tech, Adv. Ag Mech & Tech, Geometry & Construction, Production Tech, CAD, and Construction Trades.

    The Ag and Ind. tech program recently went under a major renovation in 2022 and has state-of-the-art facilities. The facilities include: Two classrooms, one shared office space, a wood shop, greenhouse, a mechanics/welding shop, a CNC Plasma Table, a CAD Lab, 1-1 computers, and considerable storage space.

    Interested candidates should apply online at the District Website:


    Candidates will be paid based on the collective bargaining agreement, including participation in the Three-Circle Grant.

    Contact Person
    Aaron Lock Principal

    Paris  (District 4)  - Ag Teacher & FFA Advisor
    Status: Open

    Paris High School, located in Edgar County in Section 18, is taking applications for a full-time agriculture instructor and FFA advisor for the 2024-25 academic year.  Current Illinois Professional Educator License with proper endorsements to teach a variety of Agriculture classes. Responsibilities include, but are not limited, teaching Animal Science, Ag Business, Intro to Agriculture, Horticulture and being a FFA Sponsor. Facilities and equipment are state of the art, including a welding lab, greenhouse, mechanics shop, wood shop, and dedicated Ag laboratory.  To learn more about the district visit 

    The position may include an extended contract.   Paris participated in the 3 Circle Grant this past year and plans to continue next year.

    Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a copy of your Illinois Teaching License to

    Mr. Mark Cox (
    Paris High School Assistant Principal
    14040 E 1200th Road
    Paris, IL 

    Application deadline is June 15th, 2024.  For more information email

    Contact Person
    Mr. Mark Cox (
    Paris High School Assistant Principal
    14040 E 1200th Road
    Paris, IL 

    Sangamon Valley  (District 4)  - Ag Teacher & FFA Advisor
    Status: Open

    Sangamon Valley High School, located in Section 16, is looking for a dynamic and dedicated teacher with the passion and patience our students deserve.  We seek candidates who will engage our students.  The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching Agriculture Education courses along with our current agriculture teacher, Britney Denton.  Coaching opportunities and club sponsorships are also available.  Potential class offerings include Intro to Ag, Plant Science, Greenhouse Management, Animal Science, Vet Tech, Food Science, Ag Business Management, and Ag Mechanics.

    Salary is regionally competitive and based on the current collective bargaining agreement, as well as participation in the 3 Circles Grant.  The school district pays 100% of the employee’s health insurance and retirement.  You can access the current contract here: SVEA Contract.

    To apply, email cover letter, resume, proof of license, transcripts and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Jonathan Field, High School Principal,

    Contact Person
    Jonathan Field
    High School Principal

    Brownstown  (District 4)  - Ag Teacher & FFA Advisor
    Status: Open

    Brownstown School District, located in Section 19, is seeking applicants for a high school agriculture teacher & FFA Advisor of the upcoming school year.  Classes include CASE Intro to AFNR, CASE Agribusiness Foundations, CASE Food Science & Safety, CASE Plant Science, CASE Animal Science, NC3 Lincoln Electric Welding & Mechanics.

    Facilities include an Ag building with 2 classrooms, one used for storage, 32 acre land lab, shop with 3 welding booths, aquaponics & hydroponics systems, new barn with possible ability to raise livestock seasonally, STV CNC plasma table and full material set up for all CASE courses.

    Certified teacher contract as negotiated with the Brownstown Education Association and extended contract.  Brownstown participates in the 3 Circle Grant program

    To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, credentials, copy of transcripts, and letters of recommendation to:

    Jeff Wooters, Principal
    Brownstown Jr/Sr High School
    421 S College Ave
    Brownstown, IL 62418

    Contact Person
    Jeff Wooters, Principal

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

    Thompsonville High School, located in Section 21, is seeking a full time agriculture teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. Courses taught will be determined by the strengths of the hired candidate and the high school needs. 

    Facilities include classroom and shop. Within the program there are approximately 35 students taking an agriculture education course. 

    More information can be found at the school website. Candidates should have a valid Illinois Teacher License. Candidates will be paid based on the collective bargaining agreement.  This position also includes an FFA stipend. 

    To apply the following should be submitted to the Principal no later than May 3, 2024. 

    • Letter of Application

    • Resume

    • References


    Contact Person
    Email information to:

    Lindsay Grant-Robinson

    Assistant Superintendent

    Thompsonville CUSD #174


    Mater Dei Catholic High School  (District 5)  - Agriculture Teacher/ FFA Advisor
    Status: Open

    Mater Dei High School, located in Section 22, is seeking a full time agriculture teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. Courses taught will be determined by the strengths of the hired candidate and the high school needs. Agriculture department facilities include a classroom as well as a wood shop. Within the second year of the program there are approximately 30 students taking an agriculture education course and there is an expectation for more students in 2024-2025.  


    More information can be found at the school website. Candidates should have a valid Illinois Teacher License or 60 college credits with 2,000 hours of Agriculture work experience.  This position also includes serving as the chapter FFA Advisor. 

    To apply the following should be submitted to the Principal no later than July 26, 2024. 

    • Letter of Application

    • Resume

    Contact Person

    Email information to:

    Mr. Dennis Litteken, Principal

    Mater Dei High School


    Carlyle  (District 5)  - Ag Teacher/ FFA Advisor
    Status: Open

    Carlyle High School, located in Section 21, is seeking a highly-qualified agriculture instructor and FFA advisor for the 2024-2025 school year. The new teacher will be part of a multi-teacher (3) agriculture program working with Mrs. TamraGerstenecker and Mrs. Courtney Ibendahl. 

    The agriculture program serves around 225 students annually ranging from 8-12 grade. The program is well-established and has very supportive administration, community and FFA alumni. 


    Course offerings include Basic Ag Mechanics, Ag Construction & Technology, Advanced Ag Mechanics, Ag Machinery Service and Ag Business Management along with the following within the program: Introduction to Agriculture, Agricultural Science, 8th grade Ag Exploration, Veterinary Technology, Natural Resource Conservation and Management, Food Science Technology, Ag Sales & Marketing, Ag Leadership and Communications and Greenhouse / Floral Design. Specific courses taught will be determined based on the skill-set and work experience of the candidate and teacher team. The successful candidate will work with Mrs. Gersteneckerand Mrs. Ibendahl to determine final teaching assignments.


    Facilities include 3 classrooms, an ag mechanics lab, FFA alumni field plot, hydroponics system and classroom kitchen access. All agriculture classrooms are equipped with student chromebooks or chrome-tablets. 


    More information can be found at the school website. Candidates should have a valid Illinois Teacher License. Candidate salary will be consistent with the collective bargaining agreement. Additional benefits include 100% paid health insurance, life insurance & dental insurance, 100% district paid TRS, tuition reimbursement, mentor program, longevity and sick-leave bonuses offered by the board of education.  This position could include an extended year stipend with future possibility of Three Circles Grant.


    To apply, the following should be submitted to Jered Weh by June 7, 2024 or until the position is filled. 

    -Letter of Interest


    -Proof of Credentials

    -Letter of Reference (3)

    Contact Person

    Send documents to:

    Jered Weh, Carlyle High School Principal


    618-594-2453 ext. 2107

    1461 12th Street

    Carlyle, IL 62231


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