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  Ag Education Vacancy: Western CUSD 12 (Barry)  
  Jennifer Waters  1/12/2023 9:28:00 AM  

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Western CUSD 12  (District 3)  - Agricultural Education Instructor/FFA Advisor
Status: Open
Western High School, located in Barry, IL (Section 13 - Illinois Agriculture Education), is seeking a high school Agricultural Education Instructor and FFA Advisor starting in July of 2023.
The program closed following the 2013-2014 school year. We are excited to restart the program at this time thanks to the strong support from our Board, community, students, and local businesses and farmers. Nearly 90% of our students have expressed an interest in enrolling in ag classes.
Facilities include a stand alone agriculture building consisting of classroom and agricultural mechanics facilities. In addition, we are a 1-1 technology district at the HS and JHS levels with all students having Chromebooks.
The tentative courses that will be offered for the 2023-2024 school year are listed below:
Junior High School Courses
Intro to Ag (7-8 Grade Quarterly Rotation)
High School Courses
Intro to AFNR
Ag Mechanics I
Plant Science
Animal Science

These course offerings may be adjusted based on the strengths of the successful candidate.
Salary will follow the Western Educator Association and Western CUSD 12 Contract. The Three Circle Teacher Grant will also be offered to cover additional time for FFA and activities making this a 12 month position.
Interested candidates should hold a Professional Educator License in Agricultural Education, a CTE License with Stipulations in Agriculture, or be able to earn a CTE License with Stipulations in Agriculture.
Contact Person
Please send or email a resume, transcripts, and cover letter to
Darin Powell, Superintendent
(217) 335-2323
Western CUSD 12
401 McDonough Street
Barry, IL 62312
Applications will be accepted until January 27, 2023 or until a suitable candidate has been hired. The position will be filled in February-March in order to allow the successful candidate to begin planning for the relaunch of our Ag program at Western.

Jennifer Waters
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 217-827-0633 Cell: 217-827-0633
Address: 211 IL-125, Pleasant Plains, IL 62677
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