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Prairie Central High School  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher
Status: Open

Prairie Central High School is seeking a candidate to teach Agriculture and IT courses for the 2021 Spring Semester.  Courses taught will include: Natural Resources, Landscaping, and Orientation to Industrial Technology.  The candidate will be part of a 3 teacher program.  This position will be re-posted in January/February for the 2021-2022 school year.  The candidate will be able to reapply if so desired.

Contact Person

For more information please contact:

Mr. Brad Allen – Principal

Prairie Central H.S.

411 N. 7th Street

Fairbury, IL 61739

(815) 692-2355


Rushville-Industry SCHUYLER-INDUSTRY CUSD 5  (District 3)  - HS/MS Agricultural Education Instructor / FFA Advisor
Status: Open

Responsible for agricultural education instruction daily to high school and middle school aged students. FFA Sponsor.  Coaching duties available.

Must hold or be eligible for a qualified Professional Education License. Must be able to pass a physical and criminal background check.

Salary will be determined by the negotiated teachers’ contract salary schedule. The schedule rages from 33 thousand to 55 thousand. Benefits include board paid TRS and 100% of the individual medical insurance premium. The plan includes a drug card and dental coverage.

Additional Notes
This position is open for the beginning of the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year. Applicants may email their documents.

Contact Person

How to Apply
Send cover letter, resume', copy of teachers licences, references and any other information that you would like us to have to: Brad Gooding, RIHS Principal, 730 North Congress Street, Rushville, IL 62681

If you have questions, please contact


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

Vacancy- Pana Ag Teacher & FFA Advisor

Pana High School is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Agriculture Education Teacher and FFA Advisor for the 2021-22 school year. This position is part of a two teacher agriculture program.  Candidates need to have a valid Illinois Teacher License. Courses will include Ag Mechanics, Welding and Ag Construction. 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 Superintendent by November 1st:

  • Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Job Application
  • Letters of Reference
  • Copy of Transcripts
  • Proof of License

Mail or email information to:

Mr. Jason Bauer, Superintendent of Schools
Pana Community Unit District 8
14 East Main Street
PO Box 377
Pana, IL 62557
Contact Person
Mr. Jason Bauer, Superintendent of Schools

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

The Dwayne O. Andreas Ag Academy ( seeks a third Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor to collaborate in expanding a dynamic, growing program. The position opens for applications October 26th, with interviews scheduled promptly upon inquiry. The successful applicant will take up teaching duties second semester (January, 2021). The current teacher, Mr. Andrew Klein, played a lead role in establishing the Andreas Academy, and has accepted a position as Principal Consultant for Agricultural Education with the Illinois State Board of Education.

Created through partnership with the Howard G. Buffett Foundation – – the Andreas Academy grew to 361 students in its second 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).

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 listed courses incorporating the Honors credit option. Honors students are taught alongside the full cohort of Agriculture students, but participate in additional curricular, FFA, SAE and CDE activities.

The successful applicant may have a special interest in one or more focus areas, but needs to demonstrate proficiency in facilitating classwork for each course. Instructors utilize both CASE curriculum and iCEV online-focused resources to deliver content.

An important component of Academy activities is a developing 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. Operating academically at both Decatur public high schools, Andreas Academy teachers work in cooperation to manage the Science farm, coordinate activities, special events, scholarships and FFA activities.

The position offers a competitive salary/benefits package, including significant additional compensation through the Three Circles Grant program.   To apply for the position please use the following link:

Contact Person

Zach Shields
Executive Director

Decatur Public Schools Foundation

(217) 362-3042 (office)



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

Tuscola High School, located about 30 miles south of Champaign-Urbana in Section 17, has an opening for an Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor starting January 4th.  Candidates that are graduating in May are encouraged to apply as well.  The district will work the successful candidate on a starting date.  Tuscola is participating in the 3 Circle Grant program.

Courses offered include: Intro to Ag, Ag Science, Ag Communications & Leadership, Ag Mechanics, Animal Science, Horticulture.  The agriculture program has a strong FFA chapter and community support.  The department includes a mechanics shop, land lab and greenhouse.

In order to apply send letter of application, resume, proof of certification and credentials to Mr. Steve Fiscus, Tuscola High School Principal ( and Mr. Gary Alexander, Tuscola Superintendent (  Please use subject line: Agriculture Application.

Contact Person
Mr. Steve Fiscus
High School Principal

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