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  Vacancy Fall 2023 ROWVA High School Agriculture Teacher and Co FFA Advisor  
  John Heiser  10/18/2022 2:00:00 PM  

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ROWVA High School, located in Section 4 in Oneida, IL, is seeking a second Agriculture Education Teacher and FFA Advisor beginning Fall 2023 to form a two teacher agriculture program.

The successful candidate will join Mr.  Rodney Main in the ROWVA Agriculture Department.  Mr. Main has 39 years of experience, 28 with ROWVA.  Mr. Main is committed to mentoring the successful candidate and collaborating with him or her to determine what classes will make up each instructor’s course load.


Classes assigned to this position may include but are not limited to:

  • 8th Grade Agriculture
  • Introduction to Agriculture Industry
  • Basic Agricultural Science
  • Agricultural Sales & Marketing
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Basic Agricultural Mechanics
  • Agricultural Mechanization & Technology
  • Agriculture Welding
  • Agriculture Engines & Maintenance
  • Biological Science Applications in Ag
  • Physical Science Applications in Ag 
  • Agriculture Cooperative Work Experience

The final course assignment is flexible and will be decided in collaboration with the final candidate and the current agriculture teacher.


Illinois PEL with Endorsement in Agriculture Education. Ability to teach 9-12 is required, but 6-12 is preferred. 


The salary will be determined by the current collective bargaining agreement which can be found on the district's website. The candidate will also receive additional compensation through the three circles grant.

Additional Notes:


Main Agriculture Classroom

  • 600 sqft  - 30 Students
  • Smartboard 
  • Office – 200 sqft Connected Lab Area of 300 sqft
  • 1 to 1 District – Student Chromebooks
  • 6 Laptops in Agriculture Department
  • Agriculture Shop Area 4,000 sqft
    • CNC Plasma Cutter Table
    • Ironworker
    • Welding Jig, Fabrication Capabilities
    • Welding Parts, Top Tier Machines; Lincoln Electric brand
    • Saw Stop Table Saw
  • Aquaculture Lab Area 200 sqft
  • Greenhouse 330 sqft
  • Henhouse – 120 sqft
  • Arboretum 
  • Agriculture Center 
    • $70,000 Raised by Alumni in Capital Campaign, Completed 2018
    • Main Building 1,200 sqft, insulated
    • Birthing Center 1,400 sqft, insulated
  • Other Shared Resources Available
    • Welding Shop, 12 Stations
    • Wood Shop – 2,000 sqft
    • Engine Shop – 600 sqft
    • Auto Shop, 2 post & 4 post lifts including tire machine – 2,000 sqft

The ROWVA FFA Chapter has a long standing tradition of promoting the agriculture industry through agriculture education.  The ROWVA FFA Chapter has been very successful over the years in Section, District and State level proficiencies, Career Development Events, Leadership Development Events, and National Chapter Awards.  ROWVA FFA is one of the top chapters in the state with a high level of student participation, administration support, and alumni/community involvement. Successful candidate will receive a stipend, extended contract, and three circles grant.

How to Apply

Send letter of interest, resume, copy of teaching license (a screenshot from ELIS or including your IEIN on you resume is sufficient), and at least three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. James Dunlap


P.O. Box 69

335 N. Joy St.

Oneida, IL 61428

Applications can also be emailed to

Additional questions regarding the position or school can be directed to Mr. Ben Rees, Principal, at

Email Address

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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