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  New Teaching Vacancy: Tri-Point HS (2020-2021) and CHSAS Ag Business vacancy, spring 2020  
  Lucas Allen  12/2/2019 9:00:00 AM  

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  1. Teaching Vacancy: Chicago High School for Ag Sciences, Ag Business Instructor, Spring Semester

  2. Teaching Vacancy: Tri-Point High School, 2020-2021

Chicago High School for Ag Sciences  (District 2)  - Ag Finance & Economics Teacher & Co-FFA Advisor, Spring 2020

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.



  • 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, or Amy Romito, EFE 010,


2. Teaching Vacancy: Tri-Point High School, 2020-2021

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


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


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. 

How to Apply

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

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


Email Address

School District


Lucas Allen
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 815-530-2065 Cell: --
Address: 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
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