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  Vacancy: Fall 2022 Agriculture Teacher and Co FFA Advisor Bureau Valley High School  
  John Heiser  5/12/2022 1:46:00 PM  

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Bureau Valley High School, located at Manlius in western Bureau County, Section 3, has a full-time opening for the 2022-23 school year for an Agricultural Education teacher and co-FFA advisor to join a second instructor, Miss Caseelynn Johnston, who is a 2022 Golden Owl finalist.

The Bureau Valley agriculture program has recently earned many distinguishing honors, including 3-Star National Chapter Award Recipient, Top 10 National Finalist National Chapter Award, Top 10 National Finalist Growing Leaders, Greenhand Quiz Bowl State Finalist, several section officers, and state degree recipients. An active Bureau Valley Ag Boosters group has been very helpful with many of the FFA chapter activities and classroom programs. Facilities currently include a field plot, Ag Mechanics shop, greenhouse, landscaping areas, chicken coop, and tractor restoration shed. 

The courses to be taught currently include Ag Mech & Tech 1, Ag Mech & Tech 2, Agricultural Construction and Technology, Agribusiness Management (counts as Consumer Education credit), and Natural Resources and Conservation; these courses may be flexible depending on the qualified candidates specific skills and interests.




Current and valid Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) or Career and Technical Education Educator License with Stipulations (ELS); 6-12 certification preferred, but not required.




Salary (BS/BA+0=$40,708) and benefits per the collective bargaining agreement. The district currently offers a 12-month extended contract as the school district participates in the Three Circle FFA and SAE grant, which pays an additional base of $13,637.00.

The 2022-23 school year will be the second year of a 5-year contract that includes three (3) percent pay increases for the next four school years. 

The district also offers a tuition waiver for out-of-district children of staff members, reimbursement for college coursework, and opportunities to earn early tenure.


Additional Notes


Opportunities may also be available to serve as a coach, sponsor, etc.


How to Apply


Email the following to Principal Duane Price ( a letter of interest, resume, copy of Illinois teaching license, and two current letters of recommendation. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply immediately; interviews may be conducted and the position may be filled before the application deadline.


Email Address

Application Deadline


Start Date


John Heiser
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 815-509-5404 Cell: 815-509-5404
Address: 535 Elm Pl, Suite #4, Princeton, IL 61356
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