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Illinois State Board of Education  (District 1)  - Ag, Food & Natural Resources Principal Consultant
Status: Open
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Agriculture (Principal Consultant #464)
Springfield or Chicago
CTE & Innovation
$52,618 - $67,204
$52,618 - $91,998
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
August 4, 2020
Open Until Filled

Reporting to the Director, provides leadership and consultative services to regional systems for career and technical education; represents Illinois as the state ag advisor; provides federal and state grant/contract management; plans and coordinates professional learning for career and technical education with a focus on agriculture education.

  • Works primarily with agriculture education with an emphasis on integration and applications aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards, Industry and Technical Skill Standards.
  • Serves as the state ag advisor working with agriculture teachers association and agriculture student organization and the Future Farmers of America (FFA) organization.
  • Provides leadership on agriculture education.
  • Represents the state at local, regional, state and national conferences and meetings, specifically FFA, Illinois Committee for Agriculture Education (ICAE), Postsecondary Agriculture Students (PAS), and Illinois and national associations of vocational agriculture teachers.
  • Administers incentive agriculture grants and state leadership grants for agriculture.
  • Serves as point of contact for the U.S. Department of Education for agriculture education.
  • Provides communication with stakeholders.
  • Works with business and industry and other external stakeholders.
  • Coordinates state annual reports.
  • Provides technical assistance and other support services to regional systems, administrative and instructional personnel.
  • Monitors and evaluates career and technical education programs and grants through onsite visit and regular communication.
  • Provides leadership and consultative services to local and regional personnel for the development of innovative practices leading to school reform.
  • Collaboratively reviews policies, procedures, rules, and legislation to ensure program compliance and improve overall effectiveness of programming in order to improve outcomes for students, particularly in agriculture education and career and technical education.
  • Participates in agency training and professional development activities to improve support to educators.
  • Facilitates data collection, compilation, and analysis for reporting.
  • Provides assistance implementing data driven strategic planning, continuous improvement plans/models, monitoring and evaluation which improve outcomes for students in agriculture education and career and technical education.
  • Works collaboratively within department and cross-functionally to develop, implement, manage, and monitor state and federal grant programs.
  • Reviews grantee budgets for programmatic and fiscal compliance.
  • Provides leadership, expertise, and support within the department, cross departmental, and externally in support of middle and secondary school transformation.
  • Provides leadership, expertise, and support within ISBE and other educational agencies as it pertains to creation, establishment, and review of materials/resources and instructional support services within career and technical education, the Illinois Learning Standards, and competency based education.
  • Advocates for equity in programming which supports all students.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Master's Degree or a Bachelor's Degree with two years of experience in agriculture education.
  • Illinois Professional Educator License or CTE with Stipulations in Agriculture.
  • Two years of teaching experience (in addition to education requirements) in agriculture education and/or administrative experience in agriculture education at the K-12 level and/or postsecondary level.
  • Career and technical education experience.
  • Experience working with agri-business and industry.
  • Knowledge of agriculture education.
  • Ability to work in teams and communicate effectively verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to provide professional learning.
  • Travel required. 
  • Ability to provide professional learning to agriculture stakeholders.

Contact Person
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For more information:
Marci Johnson -
CTE and Innovation Director
State CTE Director
Illinois State Board of Education
(217) 524-4832

BEARDSTOWN CUSD 15  (District 3)  - Agricultural Education Instructor / FFA Advisor
Status: Open
Beardstown High School, located in Beardstown in Section 12, is seeking to add a second Agricultural
Education Instructor/FFA Advisor position. This will be a two teacher program with Bill Capps.  

Beardstown Ag Department has an ag mechanics shop, greenhouse, and ag sciences lab. Courses
taught will be determined by strengths of the candidates. Current courses include 8 th Grade agriculture,
Intro to Ag, Physical Science In Ag, Horticulture, and Ag Mechanics. 

You can learn more about the school on their website at

Contact Person

Send resume and cover letter to Principal Bill Myers at

Mahomet Seymour Junior High  (District 4)  - Junior High STEAM Teacher
Status: Open

 Mahomet-Seymour Junior High is looking for a STEAM Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.  Position requires licensure that covers junior high with a preference toward math/science certification, although not required. 

Mahomet Seymour High School FFA has had success in hosting a unique, STEAM Night event for junior and high school students, along with having had an agriculture club at the junior high.  There is interest in continuing to grow opportunities for students in this area.

Apply online at Information/Employment)

Contact Person

Questions can be directed to:

Nathan Mills
Mahomet Seymour Junior High Principal


VisionWay Junior High  (District 4)  - Ag/Science Teacher
Status: Open

Vacancy: VisionWay Junior High Ag/Science Teacher

VisionWay Junior High is looking for a Science Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.  Classes taught are 6th, 7th and 8th grade science using the Christian Schools International curriculum. Additionally, agriculture science and exploratory agriculture needs to be a part of the curriculum. The position allows for flexibility as Agriculture is implemented into our curriculum. A Bachelor’s of Science in Education is preferred, but not required. 

Taylorville High School has an extremely successful Agriculture and FFA program. VisionWay would like students to leave prepared to enhance the high school years. There is interest in continuing to grow opportunities for students in this area.

Application is available at  Please submit the application along with your resume by August 3, 2020 to

Contact Person
Glenna Tolliver

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