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Rochelle Township High School  (District 1)  - Agriculture/Science Teacher

Rochelle Township High School, located in Section 2, is looking for an additional Agriculture/ Science teacher for start of the 2020-2021 school year.   This position includes a competitive salary (base salary starts at $38,515), assistant FFA stipend, full paid TRS, full single health insurance and dental, and $20,000 Term Life Insurance.  The 3 Circles grant is currently offered and will be negotiable based upon the successful candidate.

 

This award-winning program boasts a variety of agricultural and science-based courses and an active FFA chapter.  Current facilities include agriscience classrooms, greenhouse (with headhouse), and mechanics shop.  Courses taught will be based on the strengths and certifications of the individual.

 

Additionally, RTHS operates a Professional Learning Community (PLC) with weekly teacher collaboration time and student interventions.  Co-curricular participation is encouraged and should be noted in resume/cover letters.

 

Applicants must have a valid Type 09 certificate and meet highly qualified status.  Additional endorsements are encouraged.  Please note them on your resume.

 
Contact Person

Send resume and letter of interest to Chris Lewis, Principal, via email at clewis@rthsd212.org.  RTHS is actively looking to hire this position so if interested, do not wait to send your information. 

 


Rockridge High School  (District 1)  - Agriculture/Industrial Technology Teacher

Rockridge High School (District 1)- Agriculture/Industrial Technology Teacher

Rockridge High School, located in Section 4, is looking for an Agriculture/ Industrial Technology teacher for start of the 2020-2021 school year to replace the retiring Allen Hyett.   The teacher will be assigned to instruct high school Agriculture and Industrial Technology courses as well as an 8th grade exploratory course.  The specific course schedule will be determined after the successful candidate is identified and the course registration process is complete.

This agriculture program boasts a variety of agricultural and industrial technology courses and an active FFA chapter.  Current facilities include agriculture classrooms, greenhouse, aquaponics lab, land lab, and two mechanics shop. 

 

Applicants must possess a valid Illinois Teaching License with appropriate endorsements in Agriculture and/or Industrial Technology.  Applicants must also pass appropriate background checks and physical examination, including a TB test.

 

Salary and benefits are determined based on experience & education per the collective bargaining agreement with the Rockridge Teachers' Association. Starting base salary for the 2020-2021 school year is $38,665.  The possibility of a 10-month contract for the FFA Advisor and the 3-Circles Grant will be discussed with the final candidate.

 
Contact Person

Please send letter of application, current resume, list of references and/or letters of recommendation, and copies of unofficial transcripts to Mrs. Katy Hasson, Principal, Rockridge High School, 14110 - 134th Avenue West, Taylor Ridge, IL 61284. Materials may be emailed to khasson@rr300.org or faxed to 309-795-1763.  The application deadline is 1/30/2020.

 


Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE)  (District 1)  - District 1 Program Advisor
The Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education(FCAE) Project will be hiring a District 1 Program Advisor with a start date of July 1, 2020.   This program advisor position is very important to maintaining, improving, and expanding agricultural education programs within the northwestern counties of Illinois.  This position is a great leadership opportunity to be engaged with the Illinois Agricultural Education State Staff.   Congratulations to Jay Solomonson, current program advisor, with his new position as the Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education at Illinois State University beginning in August of 2020.

Position - District 1 Program Advisor

Description    
QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture or Agriculture Education. 
Master’s in Agriculture Education, Education Leadership, or related is preferred. 
2. Minimum of three (3) years of successful secondary teaching experience in Agricultural Education is preferred.
3. Membership and participation in related state and/or national professional organizations.
4. Knowledge of Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) initiatives and guidelines as they pertain to agricultural education.
5. Familiarity with the components and content of The Plan for Illinois Agricultural Education.
6. Possesses good human relations skills with the ability to communicate clearly through written and oral methods.
7. Capable of working independently and as part of a team.
8. Illinois teaching license in Agriculture

JOB GOALS: To be knowledgeable of the Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE) procedures and policies. To assist in ensuring a helpful, efficient, and people-oriented interaction with our clientele, enabling the project to provide a positive impact.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
PROGRAM AND FIELD SUPPORT
1. Provides on-site technical assistance and on-going remote assistance to middle school and secondary agriculture teachers, career counselors, administrators, and other educational personnel. 
2. Provides on-site technical assistance and on-going remote assistance to post-secondary agriculture instructors, administrators, and other educational personnel. 
3. Provides on-site technical assistance and on-going remote assistance to Agriculture Literacy County Coordinators, county coalition administrators, and other related personnel. 
4. Reviews, field-tests, and disseminates curriculum and instructional resources to teachers at all levels.
5. Works with administrators, school counselors, and other educational personnel to promote agricultural education.
6. Networks and presents updates regarding agriculture education at section and district agriculture education meetings and events.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PRESENTATIONS
1. Facilitates, plans and/or conducts professional development for teachers.
2. Facilitates, plans and/or conducts presentations for students.
3. Participates in related agricultural and/or educational events to promote and inform others about agricultural education.
4. Participates in professional growth opportunities, attends regional, state, and/or national professional conferences, reads professional publications, and/or enrolls in advanced courses.

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
1. Is self-motivated and actively participates in FCAE meetings and activities. 
2. Prepares or supervises the preparation of reports, records, lists, and all other paperwork required, within the given timelines.
3. Is able to work independently, plans and organizes time and work flow effectively in order to maximize productivity and complete assigned projects on time and with a high degree of effectiveness. 
4. Uses funds efficiently and appropriately.
5. Develops and works toward individual and team goals related to the objectives of the FCAE project. 

DEVELOPING AND MAINTAINING RELATIONSHIPS
1. Works closely with and maintains relationships with agricultural and educational organizations.
2. Works in harmony as a member of the FCAE team and with agricultural and educational professionals.

OTHER
1. Performs other duties as assigned by the FCAE coordinator.
2. Access to a reliable vehicle
3. Willing to work some evenings and weekends.

SALARY 
Salary will be commensurate with experience and education.

BENEFITS
-TRS beyond salary and single health and dental insurance are paid.
-Mileage is reimbursed at the current state rate($.58) per mile.
-Paid membership in professional organizations(IAVAT, IACCAI, IACTE, ACTE, NAAE, NASAE)
-Cell phone reimbursement
-Sick leave - 1 per month or 12 total
-Non-work(vacation) - 22 days
-Personal leave - 3 days 

STARTING DATE
Negotiable with a target date of July 1, 2020.

OFFICE LOCATION
Negotiable though preferable within fifteen minutes of applicant's home.

REPORTS TO:  FCAE Coordinator

Click to view current program advisor monthly summaries.   Phone calls and email messages with questions are welcome.  Contact information.
District 1 - Jay Solomonson
District 2 - Luke Allen
District 3 - Jennifer Waters
District 4 - Megan Coy
District 5 - Casey Bolin
Coordinator - Dean Dittmar

 
Contact Person
To Apply:  By Monday, December 9, 2019, email these items in this order in one pdf file to:

Dean Dittmar, FCAE Coordinator  -  ddittmar@ILAgEd.org

-Cover letter with signature
-Resume
-Three professional references with contact information on one page who are familiar with the candidate's qualifications and experience.   Reference letters should not be included.
-Copy of grade transcript(s) after high school.  Official transcripts are not required.
 
Interviews are anticipated on December 18 or 19, 2019.

The Champaign and Ford Regional Office of Education is the employing fiscal agent for the FCAE Project that is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.
 


Somonauk High School  (District 2)  - Ag Teacher/Co-FFA Advisor
Accepted by Jenny Wold
 
Contact Person
N/A
 


Marquette Academy  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor
Filled by Taylor Daniels 

 
Contact Person

 


John Marshall Metro High School  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor
John Marshall Metropolitan High School, located in the East Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago, is the oldest Ag program in the City of Chicago. They are seeking an Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor who has a passion for urban agriculture and educating students. Courses currently taught include Intro to Ag, Ag Science, and Ag Business.  The program has large lab-style classroom, prep/storage space, walk-in cooler, greenhouse with aquaculture equipment, and a 1/4 acre urban farm including a high tunnel, poultry, and beekeeping facilities.


 
Contact Person
Interested candidates should email Amy Romito to express interest. 
 


Chicago High School for Ag Sciences  (District 2)  - Ag Finance & Economics Teacher & Co-FFA Advisor

This is a high school teaching position in Agricultural Finance & Economics covering Agribusiness, Sales, Marketing and Financial Management Topics. This position is part of the Chicago Public Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) program at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.  The Agricultural Finance & Economics program is a series of prescribed courses for grades 10-12 that provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the Agribusiness industry.  Ag Finance delivers industry-based instruction that develops student competencies leading to postsecondary education and employment.  Students develop knowledge and skills necessary to operate a business and market garden and an understanding of finance, sales, marketing and entrepreneurship concepts.  Students currently obtain a certification in Agribusiness Concepts and the school is pursuing information on a Quickbooks certification.

 

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Provide rigorous and relevant instruction on pre-approved hands-on curriculum in the content area and general work-place readiness.
  2. Integrate soft-skill instruction into competency-based content area activities.
  3. Serve as an Advisor and coach for extracurricular industry relevant competitions, industry exploration activities, professional organizations and postsecondary initiatives. 
  4. Through classroom instruction collaborate with career pathway teachers to operate the school’s Farmstand and other special projects and initiatives.
  5. Show evidence of project-based learning (e.g., competitions, capstone events, etc.)
  6. Collaborate with core content teachers on common course planning, integration and alignment.
  7. Attend all relevant professional development set by the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.
  8. Serve as an advisor for FFA and incorporate FFA into classroom instruction.
  9. Commit to the 3-Circle Model of Agricultural Education as set forth by the National FFA Organization.Incorporate FFA and SAE into all courses.
  10. Maintain and update industry certifications as required by Illinois State Board of Education and Chicago Public Schools.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Eligible to receive an ISBE Professional Education License (PEL) in Ag Education or
  • Eligible to receive an ISBE Educator License with Stipulations (ELS(CTE)) in Ag Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Ag Education or other Related Field
  • Previous employment experience in industry such as commercial nursery/greenhouse production, landscaping, tree planter and be familiar with methods for field and container production, as well as sustainable practices like hydroponics, botany, cycles of life, insects, natural pest management, companion planting, plant communities, nutrition and health
  • Prior teaching experience
  • Excellent planning, organization, written and verbal communication skills
  • High-level problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in indoor and outdoor agricultural lab environments, including (farm, market garden, barn, etc).
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Applications
  • Team and detail oriented
 
Contact Person

William Hook, Principal, wehook@cps.edu or Amy Romito, EFE 010, atromito@cps.edu

 


Milford High School  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor
Milford High School, located in Southern Iroquois County in Section 10, is seeking an Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor for the 2020-2021 academic year to replace the retiring Kevin Price. Milford recently built a new high school with a very nice classroom, mechanics lab, and land lab. They are in the process of building a new 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. Benefits include a signing bonus, health insurance, tuition reimbursement. First year teacher with Bachelors degree $46,703 plus $550.00 per month for insurance. First year teacher signing bonus of $1,099. Tuition reimbursement of $250.00 per semester hour.  Begins in the 2020 -2021 school year.
 
Contact Person
Send letter of application, resume, transcripts, references, and a copy of teaching certificate to Milford High School C/o Principal Stephen Totheroh, 208 S. Chicago Street , Milford, IL 60953.
IASA Job Bank Link/To Apply
 


Naperville Central High School  (District 2)  - Companion Animal Biology (Small Animal Science) Teacher

Due to increased enrollment requests, Naperville Central High School is seeking a part time (.2) teacher for Spring 2020 to teach Companion Animal Biology, a Small Animal Science course. Interested candidates applyhere.

 
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Herscher High School  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher
Herscher High School, located west of Kankakee in Section 10, is seeking an Agriculture Teacher to join their growing program for the 2020-2021 school year! The have a beautiful new greenhouse, large Ag Mech facilities, a beautiful new commercial Food Science kitchen, and a very supportive administration and Alumni. 
Courses currently taught include Intro to Ag, Horticulture, PSAA, Ag Business, Ag Mech, and Food Science.

Because they are growing their offerings, HHS is planning to add these courses: Ag Construction, Ag Technology, Landscaping/Turf Management, Ag Food Science.  
 
Contact Person
For more information or to apply, click here.
 


Gary Comer Youth Center  (District 2)  - Urban Agriculture Instructor & Co-FFA Advisor

The Urban Agriculture Instructor serves as a key member of the innovative urban agriculture initiatives at the Gary Comer Youth Center. The ideal candidate will have a strong background and interest to engage diverse youth with their local environment and to develop opportunities for future leaders in areas such as community development, food access, environmental and social justice, along with broader STEM fields. This is a year-round position within a five-member urban agriculture department. The Urban Agriculture Instructor will develop hands-on, inquiry-based programs for middle and high schoolers to be implemented during in- school and out-of-school-time settings. The instructor will lead teens in work-readiness programs in urban agriculture, landscaping, agriculture-based social enterprises, and related green careers. The Instructor will work alongside teens and young adults in the GCYC network of sustainable outdoor learning environments, which include: a ¼ acre intensive rooftop garden; the Comer Campus, which includes an environmental education garden with woody plants, herbaceous perennials and a culinary garden; along with a 1.75-acre youth education garden featuring a fruit orchard, perennial beds, high tunnels and about 20,000 square feet of vegetable beds.

 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Urban Agriculture

  • Instruct groups of 10 to 20 teens during school, after school and school vacations.
  • Develop and implement urban agriculture curricula and program activities utilizing the GCYC network of gardens.
  • Work both independently and with youth to lead urban agriculture tasks including plant propagation, site preparation/maintenance, planting/transplanting, weed management, integrated pest and disease management, irrigation, harvesting, washing and packing, distribution and food safety.
  • Collaborate with GCYC culinary department to support seed-to-table programming.
  • Assists with the management of part-time instructors, contracted partners and interns.
  • Lead volunteers, groups, tours, workshops and demonstrations.
 
Contact Person
For more information, or to apply, visit the GCYC website.
 


Tri-Point High School  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor

Tri-Point High School in northern Ford County, located in Section 10, is seeking an Agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor.  The selected candidate, beginning with the 2020-21 school year, will work alongside current teacher and Advisor Diana Loschen, who is retiring at the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

This is an extended year contract and participation in the 3-circle grant is planned.

This award winning program boasts a variety of agricultural courses and an active FFA chapter, with strong support from the community, alumni, and administration.  Facilities include a mechanics shop, newly renovated food science lab, and dedicated Agriculture classroom with strong technology access including student one-to-one program.

TPHS offers a wide-variety of classes including the following: 

  • Introduction to Agriculture

  • Basic Agriculture Science

  • BSAA

  • PSAA

  • Horticulture/Landscaping

  • Ag Business Management

  • Agriculture Mechanics

  • Food Science

  • Farm-to-Fork

  • Veterinary Science

  • Natural Resources

Qualifications

Required Illinois Professional Educator License in Agriculture Education, with consideration given to those with additional endorsements.  Non-traditional candidates will be considered.

Salary/Benefits

Tri-Point CUSD #6J participates in the Three Circle Grant.  In addition, salary and benefits are offered per the negotiated collective bargaining agreement including 100% board-paid TRS, tuition reimbursement, and health and life insurance.

Additional Notes

Tri-Point High School strives to be the best public high school of 100 in the State of Illinois.  With a one-to-one and eLearning program, strong elective offerings, multiple Advanced Placement and dual-credit courses, we look for innovative teachers who believe in the potential of all students to leave high school with a clear post-secondary plan. 

 
 
Contact Person

Email letter of interest, resume, and copies of three references to: Mrs. Kellee K. Hill, Principal hillk@tripointschools.org.

 The position will remain open until a candidate is selected with interviews beginning in January.

Email Address: hillk@tripointschools.org

School District: https://www.tripointschools.org/

 
 


Illini Central (Mason City)  (District 3)  - Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor
FILLED - Ashley Wall

The successful candidate would be part of the two teacher program with current teacher, Miles Allen. 

Courses to be taught include Horticulture, Middle School Agriculture, Vet Science & Technology, Food Science (2 sections) and Agricultural Communications. 

Facilities include classroom, lab space, agricultural mechanics lab, pollinator garden and land lab. The school is 1:1 with computers.

The program included 63 FFA members and 105 Agricultural Education students in 2018-2019. 

The Illini Central contract is pending for approval in July. The FFA stipend is based on a percentage of the salary.
 
Contact Person
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and any letters of recommendation to Kirsten Parr at kparr@illinicentral.org

The position is open until filled.
 


Unity High School (Mendon)  (District 3)  - Agricultural Education Instructor

FILLED - JOY SNELLGROVE

Unity High School, located in Mendon, IL in Section 11, is seeking a high school Agricultural Education Instructor.

Courses to be taught include Welding and Construction. The successful candidate will be part of a two teacher program with Mrs. Amy Lucie. The current program consists of 121 unduplicated students and 62 FFA members. Facilities include two classrooms, agricultural mechanics lab, greenhouse and every student has their own computer.

 

 
Contact Person
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to Principal, Bill Dorethy at bill.dorethy@cusd4.com.
 


Macomb High School  (District 3)  - Agricultural Education Instructor / FFA Advisor

Macomb High School, located in Section 11, is seeking a Full Time Agriculture Education Instructor/FFA Advisor for the 2020-2021 school year. This individual will be a part of a 2-teacher program with current instructor Wyatt McGrew.

Re-established in 2015, the Macomb High School Agriculture Program has been extremely successful the past four years. Most notably, the program has had its 1st American Star Finalist candidate in 2019, 3 American FFA Degree Recipients, 3 State Proficiency Winners, 3 State Star Finalists, 10 State FFA Degree Recipients and has had a multitude of students experience success in and out of the classroom. The program is an Affiliated Program of the National FFA Organization. 

A key to the success of the program has been the outstanding support within the Macomb Community. The program has an established FFA Alumni organization, the Macomb FFA Alumni Association. This group supports the students by assisting in contest preparation, event planning and most notably, providing scholarships to students. In 2018-2019, the Macomb FFA Alumni provided over $7,000 to students attending leadership conferences/conventions, and over $18,000 to graduating seniors pursuing military or continued education.

Beginning 2020-2021, the program will be expanding to offer an increased list of Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Business and Agricultural Mechanics courses. Planned course offerings for the 2020-2021 course year include: Introduction to Agriculture, BSAA (Plant & Animal), Ag Business Management, Horticulture, Veterinary Science, Natural Resources, Basic Agriculture Mechanics, Agriculture Mechanics & Technology, Agriculture Construction and Agriculture Machinery Service. The program is also investigating the potential to add 8th grade agriculture in the future. The program is home to a 30’x60’ greenhouse built in 2017, will have a full mechanics shop, a 5-acre land lab/test plot, laptop computers, drones and most importantly, full building/administrative & community support. To update equipment/educational support materials, the program utilizes CTE funding, district financial support and other grants available to the MHS Agriculture Program.

Specific qualifications for the position include: State of Illinois Professional Educator License with agriculture related endorsements. Additional math and/or science endorsements are helpful but not required to obtain the position. Salary will be based on the district’s 2021 salary schedule. In 2019-20 and prior to, the district offered an extended contract, participated in the 3-circle grant and offered an additional stipend for FFA Activities.

 

 
Contact Person

Interested candidates should please send a letter of interest, district application, transcript, credentials and resume to: Macomb Community Unit School District #185, Attn: Velvet Taflinger, Human Resources, 323 W. Washington St., Macomb, IL 61455. Employment applications can be downloaded at: www.macomb185.org/jobs.aspx. Please direct questions regarding the position to Mr. Scott Sullivan, Principal, Macomb High School, sullivans@mcusd185.org.

The deadline for application is January 4th 2020.

 


Urbana High School  (District 4)  - Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor
COURSES TO BE TAUGHT: Introduction to Agriculture, Basic Ag Science, Veterinary Science 
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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
-Bachelors 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. The 2018-2019 BS+0 was $41,617.

Apply Now: https://usd116.tedk12.com/hire/viewjob.aspx?jobid=669
 
Contact Person
Contact Travis Courson (tcourson@usd116.org) with any questions 
 


Oakland High School  (District 4)  - Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor

Oakland High School located in Coles County, Section 18 will be hiring an Agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor for the 2020-2021 school year.  Primary duties include teaching the full suite of Ag Education classes including, but not limited to Intro to Ag, Ag Business Mgmt., Ag Science, BSAA (Plants/Animals), Natural Resources, and Landscaping.  Other duties include being faculty sponsor of the FFA program and possibly being a class sponsor.

Salary and benefits are per the collective bargaining agreement with the Oakland Education Association. The Ag Ed position is a ten month position per the collective bargaining agreement.  Application deadline is currently 10/25/19.

Send formal letter of interest, resume with references, copy of certificate(s), & transcripts to:

Mrs. Amanda Coffey
Principal
Oakland High School
310 N Teeter St
Oakland, IL 61943

 
Contact Person
Questions about the position can be sent to Mrs. Coffey by phone 217.346.2166 or by email amanda.coffey@oakland5.org.
 


Sullivan High School  (District 4)  - Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor
Sullivan High School, located in Section 16, is looking for an Agriculture teacher and advisor for the award-winning FFA program for the start of the 2020-2021 school year.  The position includes a competitive salary with an extended contract of up to 60 days. 

Sullivan High School has one of the most highly respected ag programs in the state with a strong community/alumni support system.  Facilities and equipment include a greenhouse, aquaculture system, mechanics shop including welding, electrical, and surveying equipment, and agriscience laboratory equipment.  Courses that would likely be taught next year include Agricultural Sales and Marketing, Agricultural Science, Intro to Agriculture, Bio Science Applications/Greenhouse Production and Management, and Physical Science (though Ag Mechanics and Technology is a possibility as well). 
 
 
Contact Person
If interested, please email a letter of application, resume, unofficial transcripts, references, and a copy of teaching certificate to Principal Daniel Allen at allend@sullivan.k12.il.us or mail to Sullivan High School c/o Principal Daniel Allen, 725 N. Main St., Sullivan, IL 61951.    
 


Nokomis High School  (District 4)  - Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor

Vacancy- Nokomis High School Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor

Nokomis High School, located in Montgomery county & Section 19, is looking for an Agriculture teacher and FFA advisor for the 2020-2021 school year.  The successful candidate will join a two person agriculture department and teach a variety of junior high and high school agriculture courses.  Candidate must be able to expand and modify curriculum and daily lesson plan to meet student needs. 

Salary and benefits are determined via the collective bargaining agreement.  FFA sponsorship is available. 

Please send a cover letter, resume, a photocopy of college transcripts, a photocopy of teaching license (if available) and three letters of recommendation to the following:

 
Contact Person
Dr. Scott E. Doerr, Superintendent
Nokomis CUSD #22
511 Oberle Street
Nokomis, IL 62075
 


Brownstown High School  (District 4)  - Ag Teacher/ FFA Advisor

Brownstown High School, located in Fayette County & Section 19 is looking to hire an agriculture teacher and FFA advisor for a newly created Agriculture program.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help build the Ag Ed program from the ground-up; with newly renovated, modern Ag shop and classroom facilities.  The District has a 65 acre campus with 30+ acres tillable.  The District will also participate in the Ag Incentive and 3 Circles grant programs.  FFA Sponsorship also available.  Classes will be designed in the area of Agricultural Education for Brownstown Jr/Sr HS students and educate students on career pathways in the fields of Agriculture and other vocational areas.

We are looking for a motivated individual with a desire to positively impact the lives of our students.  The successful candidate will be an Agricultural Education teacher who is excited about helping the Board of Education and administration realize the vision to be a leader in Ag Ed in the state of Illinois.

 
 
Contact Person

Send Letter of interest, resume, credentials, copy of transcripts, and letters of recommendation to: Jeff Wooters, Principal, Brownstown Jr/Sr HS, 421 S College Ave, Brownstown, Illinois  62418 or email to jwooters@bcusd201.com

 
 


Mattoon High School  (District 4)  - 2nd Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor
Mattoon High School, located in Section 20, is looking for an additional Agriculture teacher for start of the 2020-2021 school year. This position includes; FFA stipend, extended contract, and opportunity to participate in the 3 circles grant.

This agriculture program boasts a variety of agricultural courses and an active FFA chapter. Current facilities include; agriculture classroom, greenhouse, aquaponics lab, animal lab, land lab, and mechanics shop.

The specific course schedule will be determined after the successful candidate is identified and the course registration process is complete. However, it will likely include Ag Sciences, Animal Sciences, Plant Sciences, Career Exploration and SAE.

The Mattoon School District is a progressive district looking to expand personalized learning opportunities through a variety of ways. The district has been focused on developing the following; competency based educational opportunities, preparing for all students to have a personal device by fall of 2021 and is seeking to empower students at all ages through the use of the "Leader in Me" curriculum.

The Mattoon School District is excited to be able to expand student opportunities by adding a qualified and excited individual to join Karl Rabe in Agricultural Department.

Please apply at https://www.applitrack.com/mattoon/onlineapp/JobPostings/view.asp?FromAdmin=true&AppliTrackJobId=465
 
Contact Person
 


Okaw Valley  (District 4)  - 2nd Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor

Okaw Valley High School, located in Bethany and Section 16 is seeking a second agriculture teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.  This position will be split between the middle school and the high school.  Potential courses to be taught include, but are not limited to, junior high agriculture and agricultural business.  A stipend and extended contract are negotiable based upon duties and responsibilities.

The Okaw Valley School districts strives to be a leader in agricultural education.  The district has recently built a new agriculture/livestock facility.

To apply for the position, send letter of application, resume, letters of recommendation, transcripts and a copy of teaching (license) to:

Application Deadline: Open until filled

 
Contact Person
Matt Shoaff, Principal
Okaw Valley High School
709 S. St. John
Bethany, IL 61914
217-665-3631
shoaffm@okawvalley.org
 


Freeburg  (District 5)  - Agriculture Educator

Freeburg Community Unit School District #77, located in Section 22, is seeking an agriculture teacher to work alongside current agriculture educator, Mrs. Dusti Ingles, as well as other industrial art staff.  Applicants must possess or be able to obtain an Illinois Professional Educator License endorsed in 9-12 Agriculture Education and/or Industrial Technology.  FCHS has a large, agriculture & industrial arts department with fully equipped shops and dedicated classrooms.  Future plans include expanding the physical space and curriculum offers for the program. 

Freeburg High School has a competitive salary and benefit package.  The starting base salary for the 2019-2020 school year is $37,600. Benefits package includes paid retirement (TRS contribution), 100% paid individual health and 50% paid family health insurance, in addition to tuition reimbursement. 


 
 
 
Contact Person

Before January 3rd, interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to:

Kendra Nowatzki, District Secretary

401 S. Monroe Street, Freeburg, IL 62243

nowatzkik@fchs77.org

 


 
 
     
     
 
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