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  Teaching Vacancy: Seneca High School, Section 7  
  Lucas Allen  11/8/2023 5:39:00 PM  

Seneca  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher & Co-FFA Advisor
Status: Open
Seneca High School, located in Section 7, is seeking a full-time teacher for its agricultural education program.  Applicants must be honest, highly-competent, caring, reliable, self-motivated, flexible, collaborative, and be willing to go above and beyond her/his duties. 

The position is open effective November 16th, 2023.  The right faculty member may begin January 4, 2024 or July 1, 2024 dependent upon final selection process.  

The ideal candidate will continue to improve a program of excellence by delivering lessons where students are actively participating in challenging tasks to develop cognitive skills through reflective thought, analysis, problem-solving, evaluation, or creativity and where students apply core knowledge, concepts, or skills to solve real-world problems characteristic of its discipline. The teacher must utilize a variety of instructional strategies to meet the diverse needs of diverse learners. A respectful and safe learning environment reflecting the district’s core values of the Seneca Way shall be continued.

The Seneca Ag Ed Department utilizes the three-circle method of teaching an average of 150 students annually.  The Seneca FFA has been state and nationally recognized and has a long tradition of success.  The Seneca High School administration, board of education, alumni, and community strongly support this program. 

Current courses offered are: Introduction to Agriculture, Ag Sciences, Ag Mechanics, Introduction to Horticulture, Ag Metal Fabrication (welding) and Ag Business Management.  The newly hired teacher will be responsible for reviewing, improving, and updating the current curriculum. 

Facilities include three classrooms, office, storage areas, mechanics shop, and welding area on campus.  The Ag Ed Department also manages and operates the 115-acre Land Laboratory located 2 miles from the school.  The Land Lab includes crop acreage, woods, pond, garden areas, conservation areas, and unlimited potential for teaching agriculture.   The Ag Ed Center on the Land Lab is used for livestock shows, sales, and other agriculture events. 

Consideration will be given to candidates with endorsements in other content areas. 

More information about Seneca High School can be found at the school website. Candidates should have a valid Illinois Teacher License. Candidates will be paid based on the collective bargaining agreement with Three-Circle Grant consideration. 

Interested candidates should complete the following online application.  Please attach a letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcripts, professional educator license, and three letters of recommendation. 

Apply online HERE.
Contact Superintendent Dan Stecken if you have questions.

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