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United High School  (District 1)  - Ag Teacher Vacancy - United High School
Status: Open

Description:
United High School, located in Monmouth in Section 4, is seeking an Agricultural
Education Teacher/ CO FFA Advisor position with a preference on Ag Mechanics for the Fall of 2021.

The United Ag Department has an Ag Mechanics shop with 12 welding booths, a woods shop that was updated in the last 5 years, Saw Stop table saw, greenhouses, Access to Science Labs, Food Science Kitchen, Computer Lab in Ag Shop with 10 Computers with CAD capabilities, 2- Shop Bot CNC Routers, and a 8-acre FFA test plot. Current courses to be taught could focus on the Ag Mechanics Pathway, but will be determined based on the strength of the candidate. School is going 1 to 1 with Chromebooks and has a smartboard in each classroom. Agriculture is very important in our community.  Our new teacher would have tremendous community support and would join the team of Mr. Scott Riden and Mrs. Stephanie Allaman.

Candidates must have an Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) or Career and Technical Education Educator License with Stipulations (ELS). 

Qualifications

Proper Illinois licensure for grade level(s) and content area. 

Salary/Benefits

Per negotiated salary agreement.  

Additional Notes

Looking at alternative method of staffing an Industrial Technology opening that would integrate into a well established vocational agriculture curriculum.  

 
Contact Person

How to Apply

Email letter of interest and resume to - jeff.whitsitt@u304.org  or

send hard copy to - Jeff Whitsitt, Superintendent,  1905 100th St.  Monmouth, IL  61462

Email Address

jeff.whitsitt@u304.org

School District

United CUSD 304

ILearn Link

ILearn

Report Card Link

District Report Card

Job Posting Date

1/21/2021

Start Date

8/16/2021

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

 


Prairie Central High School  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher
Status: Open
Prairie Central High School, located in Section 9, is seeking a full-time agriculture instructor with the possibility of sharing FFA Advisor duties with the current instructors.
This program offers a variety of agriculture courses ranging from ag mechanics, ag business/economics, 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.

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

Salary/Benefits
Competitive, per Collective Bargaining Agreement. Includes nearly full board-paid individual health insurance.
 
Contact Person
To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcripts, and 3 recent
letters of recommendation to:

Mr. Brad Allen – Principal

Prairie Central H.S.

411 N. 7th Street

Fairbury, IL 61739

ballen@prairiecentral.org

(815) 692-2355

 


Northlawn Jr. High (Streator)  (District 2)  - Middle School STEM
Status: Open
Northlawn Jr. High, part of Streator Elementary School District #44, is seeking a middle school STEM teacher for the 2021-22 school year. This is a new position and a new program within Northlawn, and successful candidates will bring their passion for student learning and engagement to begin the STEM program. The program already has two 3-D printers, computers, and a garden area.  Because the program is brand new, candidates are encouraged to bring ideas of how they would grow this program to its fullest potential.

 
Contact Person
Apply online (visit our website and click Employment).
 


Tri-Point High School  (District 2)  - 2nd Agriculture Teacher & Co-FFA Advisor
Status: Open

Tri-Point High School in northern Ford County, located in Section 10, is seeking a full-time teacher with AFNR licensure as well as licensure in Science or other endorsement areas to share teaching and FFA Advisor roles with the current Agriculture teacher.  In addition to teaching Agriculture classes, this teacher will be involved in expanding the SAE for All program and expand current programs with a focus on career pathways and core Science courses.

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 newly renovated food science lab, mechanics shop, and dedicated AFNR classroom with strong technology access including student one-to-one program .

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

  • Introduction to AFNR

  • Basic Agriculture Science

  • BSAA

  • PSAA

  • Horticulture/Landscaping

  • Ag Business Management

  • Agriculture Mechanics

  • Advanced Food Science

  • Farm-to-Fork

  • Veterinary Science

  • Natural Resources

In addition to supporting SAE for All, this teacher will develop relationships with students in our RTI for All program, and in Science or other classroom teaching assignments as qualified for and needed.  We believe that diversity is key to successfully reaching all our students.

Qualifications

Required Illinois Professional Educator License in Agriculture Education, with consideration given to those with additional endorsements specifically in Science education.  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.
 
Contact Person

How to Apply

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.

School District

https://www.tripointschools.org/

 


EDWARDSVILLE SD 7  (District 3)  - Vocational Education / Ag Mechanics
Status: Open
Edwardsville High School seeks a Vocational Education/Agricultural Mechanics Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year.


 
Contact Person
Information on the vacancy can be found at this link on their district website.
 


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 (applications can still be submitted after the deadline):

  • Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Job Application www.panaschools.com
  • 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
jbauer@panaschools.com
 
Contact Person
Mr. Jason Bauer, Superintendent of Schools
jbauer@panaschools.com
 


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

The Dwayne O. Andreas Ag Academy (www.itstartswithag.com) seeks a third Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor to collaborate in expanding a dynamic, growing program. Interviews for the position will be scheduled promptly upon inquiry. The successful applicant will take up teaching duties at the end of the 2021 school year (to begin between May and August, 2021, per teacher’s preference). The former 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 – www.thehowardgbuffettfoundation.org – the Andreas Academy grew to 361 students in its second year of operation, pursuing an objective to engage nontraditional 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 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 onlinefocused resources to deliver content. The Academy covers costs for CASE training and other relevant professional development opportunities.

An important component of Academy activities is a developing 15-acre school Living Science Farm (www.facebook.com/LivingScienceFarm) 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 for the SAE/Science Farm and Three Circles Grant program allocation.  To apply for the position please use the following link: https://www.applitrack.com/dps61/onlineapp/default.aspx?internal=internal&district=&category=High+School+Teaching.

 
Contact Person

Zach Shields
Executive Director
Decatur Public Schools Foundation
zshields@dps61.org
(217) 362-3042 (office)
(217) 853-4722 (cell)
www.dps61.org/foundation

 


Wesclin High School  (District 5)  - Ag Education Instructor/FFA Adivsor
Status: Open

Wesclin High School, in Trenton (Section 22), is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Agriculture Education Teacher and FFA Advisor for the 2021-22 school year. The newly hired individual will be replacing Mr. Matt Fisher as he retires after a very successful teaching career.   

 Facilities include a new classroom and shop as well as a 30x60 greenhouse. Within the affiliated FFA chapter there are currently 89 students taking an agriculture education course. Current courses offered, but are able to be adapted due to strengths of hired individual, include Ag Business, Ag Mechanics, Ag Metal Fabrication, Horticulture, Intro to Agriculture and Ag Science (science credit offered). 
 

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/ Three Circles Grant. 

 

To apply the following should be submitted to the Principal by January 29, 2021:

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

 

 
Contact Person

Mail or email information to:

Mr. John Isenhower, Principal
Wesclin High School
699 Wesclin Road
Trenton, IL 62293

isenhoj@wesclin.org

 


Anna-Jonesboro CHSD #81  (District 5)  - Ag Education Instructor/FFA Adivsor
Status: Open

Anna Jonesboro CHSD #81, in Anna (Section 24), is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Agriculture Education Teacher and FFA Advisor for the 2021-22 school year. The newly hired individual will be replacing Mr. Eric Emmons as he retires after a very successful teaching career.   

 

Facilities include a classroom and shop. Within the agriculture department there are currently 107 students taking an agriculture education course and 40 are FFA members. Current courses offered, but are able to be adapted due to strengths of hired individual, include Ag Mechanics and Technology, Basic Ag Mechanics, Intro to Agriculture Industry & Natural Resources Conservation and Management. 
 

Candidates should have a valid Illinois Teacher License. Candidates will be paid based on the collective bargaining agreement.  This position also can include an FFA stipend/ Three Circles Grant. 

 

 
Contact Person
Please send letter of interest, resume and credentials, along with a completed employment application (found on district website at www.aj81.net) to: Anna-Jonesboro High School, Attn: Brett Detering, Principal, 608 S. Main St., Anna, IL 62906 or bdetering@aj81.net 
 


Flora High School  (District 5)  - Ag Education Instructor/FFA Adivsor
Status: Open

Flora High School (Section 23), is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Agriculture Education Teacher and FFA Advisor for the 2021-22 school year. The newly hired individual will be replacing Mr. Doug Slagley as he retires after a very successful teaching career.  This agriculture program is a two teacher program, therefore the newly hired will work with Mr. Terry Branch. 

 

Facilities include a classroom, shop, livestock facility as well as a greenhouse. Within the program there are currently 178 students taking an agriculture education course including 27 FFA members. Current courses offered, but are able to be adapted due to strengths of the hired individual, include Basic Agricultural Science, Environmental Science and Agricultural Construction & Technology. 
 

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 and/or the possibility of the Three Circles Grant. 

 

To apply the following should be submitted to the Superintendent by February 15, 2021:

  • Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Letters of Reference
  • Copy of Transcripts
  • Proof of License
 
Contact Person

Mail or email information to:

Dr. Joel Hackney, Superintendent 
Flora Community Unit School District #35
630 Vincennes Avenue

Flora, Illinois 62839

(618) 662-2412

jhackney@floraschools.com    

 


 
 
     
     
 
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