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

Filled: Accepted by Deanna Drew

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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.

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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 or faxed to 309-795-1763.  The application deadline is 1/30/2020.


Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education  (District 1)  - District 1 Program Advisor

Filled: Accepted by John Heiser

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Stockton High School  (District 1)  - Agriculture Teacher and FFA Advisor

Filled: Pending Board Approval


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Sterling High School  (District 1)  - Agriculture/Science High School Teacher

Filled: Pending Board Approval

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Putnam County  (District 1)  - Agriculture Teacher and FFA Advisor

Filled: Accepted by Sarah Foran and Benjamin Temple

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Eureka High School  (District 1)  - Agriculture Teacher and FFA Advisor

Eureka High School, located in Eureka, IL, in Section 5, is looking for an Agriculture Teacher and FFA advisor for the start of the 2020-2021 school year.  

Eureka High School's Agriculture program sees generous community support. Candidates are eligible for the 3 Circles Grant in addition to receiving a competitive salary, TRS, and health insurance options. The program has a large workspace that houses over 2 dozen small engines; 5 MIG welding booths; 5 stick welding booths, and a plasma cutter.


Job Description: 

The following is a general overview of responsibilities for a full time, secondary Agriculture teacher at Eureka High School. A successful candidate must possess a current Illinois teaching certificate. An eligible candidate must be capable of teaching all areas of the Agriculture Education Standards. 

Classroom Instruction:

*Teach Agriculture classes and work to develop clear career pathways.

*Prepare teaching plans and teaching materials for all classes.

*Evaluate and implement an engaging and meaningful curriculum

*Conduct field trips, both in and out of district and/or plan for guest speakers

*Organize and maintain supplies in the Ag. Shop. 



*Be willing to serve as advisor for the FFA chapter

*Assist students in coordinating FFA activities at the local, state, and national levels

*Prepare and train FFA and agriculture contest teams and entries

*Assist students in preparing applications for proficiency awards

*Assist students in conducting a public relations program for the local FFA chapter and Ag Dept. 



*Contribute to the preparation and tracking of the budget for the agriculture program each year.

*Purchase supplies and equipment for the classroom and Ag. Shop.

*Cooperate in maintaining, planning, and improving the physical facilities.

*Complete and file required reports with appropriate agencies including the State Dept of Ed. *Contribute to the grant writing process for acquisition of agriculture equipment and materials.


Interested candidates should complete the application process on Applitrack found on the website.

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Please contact Kirk Edwards, Principal, with questions: 309-467-5717 or email


Amboy High School  (District 1)  - Agriculture Teacher and FFA Advisor
Amboy High School, located in Section 2 in central Lee County, has a full-time opening for a secondary vocational agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor for the 2020-2021 school year. Applicants need to meet the State of Illinois certification to teach students in grades 6-12 with appropriate endorsements and credentials. Facilities at Amboy are unique. The classroom is connected to two shops (one mechanics/welding, one woods) and two offices connect to the classroom. The FFA Chapter also utilizes a 32-acre plot, with nearly 27 tillable acres. The school is 1:1 with Chromebooks for each student. Classes to be taught include Agricultural Leadership, Intro to Ag, Small Engines, Ag Construction, Welding, and Veterinary Tech. Amboy FFA Chapter has a long-standing, proud legacy, with a recently new FFA Alumni Chapter to support the existing program. The successful candidate will have an extended contract of 10 months with an additional FFA stipend. We are a 3 circles grant recipient.

Those interested should apply at
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Questions about the position can be directed to Amboy High School Principal, Janet Crownhart, at

Eastland High School  (District 1)  - 6-12 Agriculture Teacher with STEM emphasis
Eastland CUSD #308, located at Lanark, IL in Section 1, is searching for a 2nd agriculture education teacher focusing on STEM areas. Potential course would include High School Multi Craft I and II, CAD/CAM and Emerging Agriculture Technology.  12 week junior high exploratory courses would include- Introduction to Engineering and Jr High Business/ Finance.
This position will also include duties as an assistant FFA Advisor. A $1000 stipend will be given to the candidate to assist with local FFA events. 
Interested candidates should submit the following documents
 1. Letter of Application
 2. Resume
 3. Letters of Reference
 4. Copy of Transcript(s)
 5. Proof of Professional Illinois Licensure 
by mail or email to:
Mrs. Monica Burkholder, EJSHS Principal
Eastland Community Unit District #308
500 South School Drive
Lanark, IL 61046
Deadline to Apply: April 10, 2020
Start Date: 8/3/2020
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Mrs. Monica Burkholder, EJSHS Principal
Eastland Community Unit District #308
500 South School Drive
Lanark, IL 61046

Chicago High School for Ag Sciences  (District 2)  - Ag Finance & Economics Teacher & Co-FFA Advisor
Position filled by Alley Flory
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Milford High School  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor
Filled by Kade Hill
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Naperville Central High School  (District 2)  - Companion Animal Biology (Small Animal Science) Teacher
(filled by non-Ag teacher)
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Herscher High School  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher
Filled by non-ag teacher
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Gary Comer Youth Center  (District 2)  - Urban Agriculture Instructor & Co-FFA Advisor
filled by Angie Viands
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Tri-Point High School  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor
Filled by Jenna Baker
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El Paso-Gridley High School  (District 2)  - Ag Teacher & Co-FFA Advisor
Accepted by Hannah Weinzierl
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Normal Community High School  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor
(Filled by Parker Bane)
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DeKalb High School  (District 2)  - 2nd Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor
Accepted by Dayna Anderson
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Somonauk High School  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher & Co-FFA Advisor
Somonauk High School, located in Section 7, is seeking a dynamic and motivated Agriculture Teacher and Co-FFA Advisor to join Mrs. Jenny Wold in leading our innovative program. Somonauk High School has embraced CASE inquiry-based curriculum design, and plans to offer 8th Grade Ag, Intro, Ag Leadership, Ag Mechanics, Plant & Animal Science, Food Science, Global Agriculture, Horticulture, Natural Resources, and Vet Science. Significant district and grant resources have been invested in a brand-new MAKER AgTechnology lab including 3D Printers, CAD software, drones, and provide relevant experiences for students. The school has a large outdoor land lab and a supportive administration and Alumni.
1.0 FTE Anticipated High School Agriculture Teacher for Somonauk High School. One position will be full-time at Somonauk High School, the other position will be 0.5 FTE at Somonauk HS and 0.5 FTE at neighboring Leland HS. Accepting Agriculture, licensure candidates for review. Position is open until filled, and review of applicants will begin immediately.
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For additional information please contact Somonauk High School Principal - Eric Benson -
Apply online and visit their website for more information.

Sycamore  (District 2)  - 3rd Agriculture Teacher & Co-FFA Advisor
Sycamore High School, located in Section 6, is adding a 3rd full time certified Agriculture teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.    Current course offerings include: Introduction to Horticulture, Advanced Horticulture, Introduction to Agriculture, BSAA, Agriculture Business, Agriculture Academy, Ag Speech, Food Science, 8th grade Ag, Agriculture Mechanics, and Welding.  Teaching positions will be assigned based on experience and expertise of  teacher.  Sycamore High School has a woodworking, welding and agriculture shop, greenhouse, FFA plot and Agriculture barn. Sycamore also has a strong and supportive alumni chapter.    Position includes collaborating with current agriculture teachers, Kara Poynter and Christian Thurwanger, to expand the program through agriculture courses offered and creating new course offerings.

Agriculture and secondary certifications; preferred middle school endorsement and Science. The successful applicant must have a valid Professional Educator License with the proper endorsements for teaching secondary Agriculture Education, with a preference to those with licensure in grades 6-12.
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For more information, contact Principal Tim Carlson by email or phone at 815-899-8160.
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Marquette Academy  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor
Marquette Academy, located in Section 7 in Ottawa, is a recently established program seeking an Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor for the 20-21 school year. They are the first and only FFA Chapter located at a Catholic school in District 2.

Courses currently taught include Intro to Ag, Plant & Animal Biology, and Environmental Science.
They have a very supportive administration and strong agricultural community support with a very active FFA Alumni.

Both full-time and part-time candidates will be considered, and interviews will continue until a great candidate is found.
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For more information, or to apply, contact Ms. Brooke Rick, Principal
Marquette Academy  815-433-0125 Ext 1013.

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

Filled by Kaity Spangler

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Staunton High School  (District 3)  - 6-12 Agricultural Science Teacher
Filled by Maggie McCalla. 
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Unity-Mendon MENDON CUSD 4 (Community Unit School Dist 4)  (District 3)  - Agricultural Education Instructor / FFA Advisor
Unity Mendon High School, located in Adams County in Section 11, seeks a high school Agricultural Education Instructor/FFA Advisor for the 2020-2021 school year. The successful candidate will co-teach and co-advise with Mrs. Amy Lucie. 

Courses to be taught may include Physical Science Applications in Agriculture, Metal Fabrication, Agricultural Mechanics and Middle School Agriculture, depending on the strengths of the candidate. The program facilities consists of two classrooms, an agricultural mechanic lab, greenhouse and every student has his/her own computer. 

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Interested candidates should apply to: 
Mr. Bill Dorethy, Principal
Unity High School
453 W. Collins Street
Mendon, IL 62351

Questions can be addressed to Mr. Dorethy at 

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.

-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.

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Contact Travis Courson ( with any questions 

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

Filled by Madalyn Hammel

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


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

Filled by Cassie Perrin

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Mattoon High School  (District 4)  - 2nd Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor
Filled by Alex Elliott
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Paxton-Buckley-Loda  (District 4)  - 3rd Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor

Filled by Aaron Slack

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

Filled by Destiny Swalve

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St. Elmo High School  (District 4)  - Ag Teacher/ FFA Advisor
St. Elmo High School, located Section 19 is seeking an agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor for the 2020-2021 school year. Courses will be determined based on the strength of the candidate. This year’s courses included Junior High Ag, Intro to Ag, Ag Science, Ag Mechanics, and Horticulture. Facilities include a greenhouse and large shop. The agriculture program has very strong community and alumni support.

Salary is regionally competitive and based upon the negotiated agreement. It will include a 30-day extended contract and will be eligible to participate in the 3 Circles Grant program.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume with references, and transcripts to:

Mrs. Julie Healy
1200 N. Walnut
St. Elmo, IL 62458

Application Deadline: February 7th, 2020
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Mrs. Julie Healy
1200 N. Walnut
St. Elmo, IL 62458

Andreas Ag Academy- Decatur MacArthur  (District 4)  - Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor

The Dwayne O. Andreas Ag Academy is looking to hire a fourth Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor to work at MacArthur High School with co-teacher and advisor, Andrew Klein.  The program is well funded and supported.  Currently, the program is home to over 340 students (100% FFA and SAE). The Ag Academy is currently stewarding a 15-acre school living science farm for classroom instruction and student SAEs. The living science farm includes a livestock facility, extensive garden space, and a pollinator research plot.

Each high school has access to extensive community resources, and has continued to build interest in many community partners. The program is looking for a fourth teacher to help fill the need of a growing program. While dedicated to teaching at one school, all Andreas Ag Academy teachers work together to coordinate activities, programs, scholarships, conventions, etc.

Courses currently offered are Intro to Ag Industry, Basic Agriscience, Agribusiness, Ag Communications and Leadership, and Dual Credit Horticulture through Richland Community College. Courses to be added next fall are Agricultural Mechanics and Animal Science. Agriculture courses will also incorporate an Honors option next fall. Honors Agriculture students will be taught alongside other Agriculture students but will be held to other curricular, FFA, and SAE obligations.

Position will quality for three-circles grant, and offers a competitive salary/benefits package.

Closing Date: February 25th

To Apply Click:

It Starts With Ag Campaign Website:

MHS ISBE Report Card Link

EHS ISBE Report Card Link

Background Info and Media Links:

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Email Questions to the following individuals:
MHS Ag Teacher, Andrew Klein (
EHS Ag Teacher, Seth McMillan (
EHS Ag Teacher Kacey Reinholtz (
Grant Manager, Zach Shields (



Warrensburg-Latham  (District 4)  - Ag Teacher/ FFA Advisor

Warrensburg-Latham CUSD #11 is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Agriculture Education Teacher and FFA Advisor for the 2020-21 school year. Candidates need to have a valid Illinois Teacher License and/or endorsement in Agricultural Education. WLHS has a greenhouse, woodshop, welding shop and classroom for the Ag program. Candidates should demonstrate good communication and organizational skills. Candidates will be paid based on the collective bargaining agreement. Warrensburg-Latham participates in the 3 Circles Grant. This position requires additional days which the teacher will be compensated. A copy of the job description is available to view.

To apply submit the following:

  • Completed certified job application available at
  • Letter of interest
  • Resume’
  • Copies of valid Illinois License(s)
  • Credentials to include at least three references with current contact information

Send all of the information to:

Warrensburg-Latham High School
425 W. North Street
Warrensburg, IL 62573
Attn: Mr. Jonathan Downing

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Mr. Jonathan Downing

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

Teutopolis High School, located just four miles east of Effingham in Section 20, is looking for an agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor for the 2020-2021 school year. Salary is based on the negotiated contract with the stipend for FFA sponsorship being just over $7,000 and the district has participated in the 3 Circle Grant.  Courses taught currently include Intro to Ag, Ag Mechanics, Natural Resources and Welding

There is a large amount of community support for the agriculture program and FFA chapter.

Please send cover letter, resume, proof of licensure and references to:

Deb Philpot, Interim Superintendent
Teutopolis Unit 50
PO Box 607
Teutopolis, IL 62467

Deadline for application is March 9th, 2020

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Deb Philpot, Interim Superintendent

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

Paris High School, located in Edgar County in Section 18, is taking applications for a full-time agriculture instructor and FFA advisor for the 2020-21 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 the 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 includes an extended contract.   Paris participated in the 3 Circle Grant this past year and plans to continue to 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 61944

Application deadline is April 15th, 2020.

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 For more information email, Mr. Mark Cox, Assistant Prinicpal at

Mt. Vernon (Begin Jan 2020)  (District 5)  - Ag Education Instructor

Filled by Mr. Steve Austin

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Gallatin County (Begin Jan 2020)  (District 5)  - Ag Education Instructor
Filled by Ms. Amanda Stricklin
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Lebanon  (District 5)  - Ag Education Instructor
Lebanon High School, located in Section 22, is looking for a part time Agriculture teacher for the 2020-2021 school year to replace the retiring Mary Lou Seely.   The teacher will be assigned to instruct high school Agriculture courses as well as one middle school agriculture class.  The specific course schedule will be determined after the successful candidate is identified and the course registration process is complete. 

Qualifications include Professional Educator License with appropriate endorsements and criteria to meet Agriculture Education Licensure and FFA Advisor OR Educator License with Stipulations (Minimum of 60 semester hours & documented a minimum of 2,000 hours of experience outside of education in the area to be taught). 

Salary and benefits are determined based on experience & education per the collective bargaining agreement with the local teachers' association. 

Contact Person
Please send letter of application, current resume, list of references and/or letters of recommendation, and copies of unofficial transcripts to Ms. Leigh Jackson, Principal, Lebanon High School,

Shawnee High School at Wolf Lake  (District 5)  - Ag Education Instructor
Shawnee High School has a full time agriculture teacher vacancy for the 2020-2021 school year. The school is located in Union County in Wolf Lake about 30 minutes north of Cape Girardeau, MO.

Course offerings include: Introduction to Ag, Ag Science, Natural Resources, Ag Mechanics and Food Science. Facilities include: classroom, mechanics lab, and greenhouse. Supportive administration and community.

The current contract is a 10 month contract (9 months teaching and 1 month for FFA sponsor). Start date is August 2020. Salary BS & 0 years - $34,633, plus stipend. Partial paid single health insurance and TRS. Board paid $10,000 life insurance policy. Paid sick, personal and bereavement days.

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Contact Person
Send a cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation, valid Illinois Professional educator License and transcripts to:
Mrs. Karen Schaefer
Junior-Senior High School Principal
Shawnee Community Unit School District #84
3365 State Route 3 North
Wolf Lake, IL 62998
P: (618) 833-5307
F: (618) 833-5468

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