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AFC High School  (District 1)  - Ag Teacher
Status: Open
  • Position Type:
      High School Teaching/Agriculture

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
      Ashton-Franklin Center Jr/Sr High School, Section 2

  • Date Available:

  • District:
      Ashton-Franklin Center CUSD #275 - website

    TITLE: High School Agriculture/Science Teacher

    QUALIFICATIONS: Valid Illinois Professional Educator Licensure for this position

    DUTIES: High School Science and Agriculture course instructor                                        

    REPORTS TO: Jr/Sr High School Principal

    JOB GOAL: The Ag/Science Teacher will instruct courses for the JH and HS science & agriculture departments. 


    • Potential courses to teach: physical science, biology, earth science, introductory agriculture courses

    • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs.

    • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research, and by maintaining professional relationships with members of the business community.

    • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.

    • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.

    • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.

    • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.

    • Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.

    • Coordinates with other professional staff members and participates in faculty meetings and committees.

    • Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.

    • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal.

    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Per Contractual Agreement and Board Policy.

    EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Professional Personnel

    SIGNING BONUS: Signing bonus policy to be shared with offer

    COMPENSATION: Per the Ashton-Franklin Center CUSD #275 Collective Bargaining Agreement.


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    Morrison High School  (District 1)  - Agricultural Teacher and FFA Advisor
    Status: Open

    Morrison High School, located in Whiteside County, Section 2, has a full-time opening for the 2024-25 school year for an Agricultural Teacher and FFA advisor.

    The courses taught in past include Ag Mechanics, Basic Ag Mech,  Ag Construction, Plant Science Intro to Ag, Agribusiness Management Vet Science, and Animal Science. 


    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 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.  

    Contact Person

    How to Apply

    Email the following to Principal David Mills ( a letter of interest, resume, copy of Illinois teaching license, and two current letters of recommendation. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply immediately

    Prairie Central  (District 2)  - Ag Mechanics/Ind. Tech Teacher
    Status: Open

    Prairie Central High School, located in Section 9, is seeking a full- time Industrial Technology/Agriculture Education teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. Courses to be taught could include: Orientation to Industrial Technology, CAD, Construction Tools, Advanced Woods, Metals, Geometry in Construction, and Home Maintenance


    Candidates must: be licensed in the state of Illinois to teach Industrial Technology or Agriculture; have the ability to work well with administration, staff, students and parents; be a positive influence on students and staff; and have strong organizational skills. 


    Competitive, per the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Prairie Central will be negotiating a new contract for next school year. The state minimum teacher salary for FY25 is $41,188. Actual salary will depend on negotiated wages taking into consideration experience and education. A sign-on bonus is available. 
    This position may include extended contract days with an option to utilize the Three Circle Grant.

    Prairie Central is in the midst of constructing an addition on its Ag/IT wing, providing additional support and opportunities for students and staff.

    Contact Person
    How To Apply: 
    Provide a cover letter, resume, credentials, unofficial transcript, letters of recommendation and references to Principal Wade Czerwonka at

    Contact Person: 
    Wade Czerwonka, Principal 
    Prairie Central High School  
    411 N 7th Street  
    Fairbury, IL 61739 


    Donovan High School  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor
    Status: Open
    Donovan High School, located in Section 10, is seeking an Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor for the 2024-25 school year. With an enrollment of approximately 75 students in the high school, enrollment in Ag is roughly roughly 33.

    Courses could include Ag Science, Ag Industry, Ag Mechanics, Advanced Ag Mechanics, Horticulture, Vet Science, Resource Management, and possibly Welding.

    A very supportive Alumni has just formed and is ready to help their new teacher however they can.

    Contact Person
    Please send resume, letter of interest, references, and a copy of current certification to Brian Shaver, Principal, Donovan Junior-Senior High School, 600 North Street, Donovan, IL 60931

    Email Address:

    Yorkville Christian  (District 2)  - Agriculture/Science Teacher and FFA Advisor
    Status: Open
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    Highland Middle School  (District 3)  - Agriculture Teacher
    Status: Open
    Description:  Full-time Career and Technical Education teacher in a 600 student middle school. Focus on Agriculture, Industrial, and Construction Trades.

    Courses to be taught will include:

    • 9-week quarterly classes for 7th and 8th grade students

    Facilities and technology available include:

    • New classroom facility with shop potential.

    Applicant must be willing to:
    • Prepare lesson plans, demonstrations, and materials focusing on hands-on activities focusing on the basics of industrial trades, construction trades, and agriculture to support curriculum development and instructional improvement of our new middle school vocational program.
    • Use research-based methods to develop engaging lessons that require higher-order thinking.
    • Coordinate, maintain inventories, and keep records of materials and equipment for classroom and laboratory.
    • Take necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
    • Ensure students are exposed to potential career opportunities as they move on to high school.
    • Accommodate students with a variety of skills, abilities, and challenges.
    • Work cooperatively with staff to support a collaborative school culture.
    • Communicate effectively both written and verbal.
    • Communicate high expectations for teaching and learning.
    • Possess strong classroom management and organizational skills.
    Valid Illinois Professional Educator License with CTE endorsement grades 6-12 preferred, or the ability to apply for a short-term approval in these areas.

    Application Procedure:
    Apply online - please upload a letter of interest, resume, 3 letters of professional recommendation, transcripts, and Illinois Teacher license information with your online application.
    Contact Person
    Liz Weder
    Highland Middle School
    (618) 651-8800 ext 3202

    Southeastern High School  (District 3)  - Ag Instructor/FFA Advisor
    Status: Open
    To be announced soon!
    Contact Person

    Decatur Eisenhower  (District 4)  - Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor
    Status: Open

    Immediate Vacancy- Decatur Eisenhower Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor


    The Dwayne O. Andreas Ag Academy ( seeks an Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor to join the current Andreas Ag Academy staff comprised of Becca Merrill, Delia Jackson, Scott Davidson, and Clayton Thomas. The successful applicant will take up teaching duties at Eisenhower High School in August 2023. This new position will join an agriculture teaching team managing three sites – one teacher at each high school, and three at the new FFA Agriculture Education Center; this team works cooperatively to advise two Andreas Academy FFA Chapters. Students from Eisenhower and MacArthur High Schools jointly operate horticulture and livestock activities. 


    For the 2023-2024 academic year, the Andreas Academy will transition most instruction to the $11 million FFA Agriculture Education Center. The facility is under construction and slated for completion in Spring 2023. This facility and adjoining production acreage will house Andreas Academy courses and serve as a host site for regional and state chapters to meet for special events. Responsibilities for this posted include teaching Introduction to Agriculture and Ag Biology. These are our most pivotal courses for new Academy students before transitioning to the new center. The Academy is now offering17 separate courses for older students, with several thematic pathways available in Power and Structural Systems, Animal Science, Plant Science, Natural Resources, Agribusiness and Leadership, and Food Science. 


    Created through partnership with the Howard G. Buffett Foundation – – the Andreas Academy has grown to 465 students in its fifth year of operation. Its objective is to engage non-traditional students in exploring careers in Agriculture. 100% of the students are FFA members, with a focus on encouraging creative SAE immersions. More than 80 area businesses, such as Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), media outlets, family farms and community partners operate as an advisory panel in support of the program. The Academy continues to strengthen ties with the four major universities in Illinois that provide agriculture education to create strategic connections with other collegiate agricultural programs.


    An important component of Andreas Academy activities is managing a 15-acre Living Science Farm ( to host instructional enrichment activities for animal science, agriculture test and production plots, student-run entrepreneurship, and related hands-on learning experiences.

    The successful applicant may have a special interest in one or more focus areas but must demonstrate proficiency in facilitating classwork for each pathway. Instructors utilize both CASE curriculum and other online-focused resources to deliver content. The Academy covers costs for CASE training and other relevant professional development opportunities. This position offers a competitive salary/benefits package, including significant additional compensation through the Three Circle Grant.  To apply for the position click here.


    Contact Person

    Zach Shields
    Executive Director – Decatur Public Schools Foundation

    (217) 362-3042 (office)

    (217) 853-4722 (cell)


    Paxton Buckley Loda High School  (District 4)  - Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor
    Status: Open

    Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School is seeking a full-time agricultural education teacher & FFA advisor for the 2024-25 school year.  The new teacher will join Kirsten Wyatt and Mike White in leading the more than 200 student program.

    PBL is conveniently located in Section 17, 30 minutes from Champaign-Urbana, 45 minutes from Bloomington-Normal. Facilities include an ag classroom, ag mechanics shop, wood shop, metal shop, greenhouse, land lab, and aquaculture/hydroponics systems.

    Class offerings include Introduction to Agriculture, Introduction to Agricultural Mechanics, Agriculture Technology, Agricultural Fabrication I & II, BSAA, Ag Business Management, Ag Construction, Horticulture Science, Aquaculture/Environmental Science, Ag Mechanics & Technology.  Course assignments will be determined based on the strengths of each teacher.

    PBL is a 1-to-1 Chromebook school with Google Classroom in use for classes. 

    The successful candidate will possess a valid Illinois Professional Educators licensure that has been registered with ISBE ELIS and Champaign-Ford Regional Office of Education. The successful candidate will also possess knowledge and understanding in best practices in student-centered instruction.

    PBL offers an 11 month contract plus FFA stipend. PBL participates in the 3-Circles Grant program.

    This position will remain open until filled.

    Questions may be directed to Hannah Eshleman, principal, at

    To apply please visit

    Contact Person
    Hannah Eshleman
    High School Principal

    Charleston High School  (District 4)  - 3rd Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor
    Status: Open

    Charleston High School, located in Section 20, is seeking a full-time agriculture education or Industrial Tech teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. The newly hired teacher will work with current agriculture teachers Emmalyn Walk, Ben Oakley and the other CTE teachers.

    The Charleston High School Ag Ed program is a three-circle program. Currently there are 300+ students enrolled in Ag Ed and Ind. Tech classes. The Charleston CUSD #1 administration, board of education, alumni, and community are very supportive of these programs.

    Classes to be taught would be based upon the interest and strength of the successful candidate. Current courses offered are Introduction to Agriculture, Ag Science, Horticulture, Welding, Small Engines, Ag Mech & Tech, Adv. Ag Mech & Tech, Geometry & Construction, Production Tech, CAD, and Construction Trades.

    The Ag and Ind. tech program recently went under a major renovation in 2022 and has state-of-the-art facilities. The facilities include: Two classrooms, one shared office space, a wood shop, greenhouse, a mechanics/welding shop, a CNC Plasma Table, a CAD Lab, 1-1 computers, and considerable storage space.

    Interested candidates should apply online at the District Website:


    Candidates will be paid based on the collective bargaining agreement, including participation in the Three-Circle Grant.

    Contact Person
    Aaron Lock Principal

    Paris  (District 4)  - Ag Teacher & FFA Advisor
    Status: Open

    Paris High School, located in Edgar County in Section 18, is taking applications for a full-time agriculture instructor and FFA advisor for the 2024-25 academic year.  Current Illinois Professional Educator License with proper endorsements to teach a variety of Agriculture classes. Responsibilities include, but are not limited, teaching Animal Science, Ag Business, Intro to Agriculture, Horticulture and being a FFA Sponsor. Facilities and equipment are state of the art, including a welding lab, greenhouse, mechanics shop, wood shop, and dedicated Ag laboratory.  To learn more about the district visit 

    The position may include an extended contract.   Paris participated in the 3 Circle Grant this past year and plans to continue next year.

    Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a copy of your Illinois Teaching License to

    Mr. Mark Cox (
    Paris High School Assistant Principal
    14040 E 1200th Road
    Paris, IL 

    Application deadline is June 15th, 2024.  For more information email

    Contact Person
    Mr. Mark Cox (
    Paris High School Assistant Principal
    14040 E 1200th Road
    Paris, IL 

    Richland County- Olney  (District 5)  - Agriculture Teacher
    Status: Open

    Richland County High School, located in Section 23, is seeking a full-time agriculture education teacher and FFA Advisor for the 2024-2025 school year. The newly-hired teacher will work in the Agriculture and T&I department with veteran teachers Mark Steber, Jamie VanDyke, and Hayden Kinkade.

    The Richland County Ag Ed Program is a three-circle program that focuses on all three components of agriculture education. (FFA, SAE, and Classroom/Lab) The program has 280 students enrolled in agriculture education courses and all members are in the Olney FFA Chapter. The Olney FFA has had considerable success at the state and national level. The Richland County High School administration, board of education, alumni, and community are very supportive of this program.

    Current courses offered are Introduction to Agriculture, Ag Science, Basic Ag Mechanics, Advanced Ag Mechanics, Horticulture Production/Management (Dual Credit), Ag Metal Fabrication (Welding I and Welding II - Dual Credit), Ag Construction I and II, Agriculture Sales& Marketing (Dual Credit), Veterinary Science (Dual Credit), Natural Resources/Conservation, Ag Business Management (Dual Credit/Res. Mgt Credit), Intro to Production Technology, Production Technology, CAD; Drafting (Dual Credit), and Transportation Technology. Courses to be taught will be discussed with the applicants.

    The Richland County High School experienced a considerable renovation in 2019-2020. Current facilities include four classrooms, two offices, storage areas, a food lab, a small animal lab, a mechanics/welding shop, a mechanics/wood shop, an automotive shop, and a new greenhouse.

    Interested candidates should apply online at the District Web link

    Please attach a letter of interest, current resume, transcripts, professional educator license, and letters of recommendation.

    Candidates will be paid based on the collective bargaining agreement, including participation in the Three-Circle Grant. Candidates should have a valid Illinois Teacher License.

    Contact Person
    Questions should be directed to Darrell Houchin Principal or Rylan Rusk Assistant Principal at 618-393-2191. Ext 3127 or 3131

    Cahokia  (District 5)  - Agriculture Teacher
    Status: Open
    Cahokia High School offers a variety of CTE programs that provide students with career-training while in high school. The Cahokia High School CTE Dept. is seeking CTE educators to develop and/or enhance CTE programs in the area of: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, Audio/Video and Communications; Financial and Business Services; Health Sciences and Technology; Culinary Arts; Fashion//Apparel and Textiles; Web Page and Multimedia Design; Computer Programming; Barbering;  Industrial/ Manufacturing Trades; Automotive Maintenance and Repair; and Aviation/Aircraft.

    The CTE educators will provide a CTE program of study for 9-12th grade students. They will supervise and instruct students in the assigned area of Career Technical Education and career development, based upon the educator’s work experience, qualifications and ISBE CTE endorsement area. It may involve teaching a combination of the ISBE CTE Matrices Group 2-4  introductory, skill-specific and advanced-level courses that emphasize and reinforce academic, technical and employability skills.

    Position Qualifications: 

    Option 1: Industry Experience 

    • Preferred-Bachelor’s degree in the CTE educational program being taught
    • Two to four years of documented work experience directly related to the ISBE CTE endorsement area and CTE educational program being taught, including ISBE CTE Matrices Groups 2-4 courses
    • Educator License with Stipulations (ELS) endorsed in a CTE area or is willing to get the ELS endorsed in a CTE area by the hiring date


    Option 2: ISBE PEL with Demonstrated Competency in CTE Area 

    • Preferred- ISBE PEL endorsed in a CTE area with two years of full-time teaching experience in CTE area
    • Professional Educator License (PEL)
    • Endorsement in a CTE area (by passing the content exam and completing 18 semester hours of coursework in the content area)
    • Has ISBE CTE License Endorsement or will be able to get the ISBE CTE License Endorsement by the hiring date

    Essential CTE Teacher duties:

    • Assists in planning and developing course and program curriculum that meets the program scope and quality guidelines outlined in the Illinois State Plan for Perkins V
    • Teaches a combination of academic skills, employability skills, and the career-specific technical skills that prepare students for a certificate, license, diploma, dual-credit course, workplace learning experience, and job
    • Supervises and facilitates student learning and hands-on practice
    • Plans and delivers classroom lessons, workshops, labs, and projects
    • Develops and adapts instructional materials and experiences to meet individual student needs, aptitudes, and interests
    • Plans and conducts appropriate educational field experiences including but not limited to, student participation in career and technical student organizations, team-based challenges, field trips, guest speakers, and hands-on learning experiences
    • Attends and participates in CTE meetings and professional development activities
    • Evaluates CTE course/program and maintains a course/program improvement plan
    • Stays informed of current educational and industry standards and practices
    • Teaches and enforces safety policies and practices that are in compliance with federal and state laws and the school district
    • Assists in the development and implementation of a budget for CTE courses and programs
    • Performs all other duties as assigned

    Highest Priority CTE Areas: 

    We are looking for qualified candidates to enhance our current CTE program areas at Cahokia High School

    • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
    • Architecture and Construction: Carpentry
    • Arts, Audio/Video and Communications: Graphic Design
    • Financial and Business Services
    • Fashion//Apparel and Textiles
    • Automotive Maintenance and Repair
    Contact Person

    Odin  (District 5)  - Agriculture Teacher/ FFA Advisor
    Status: Open

    Odin Public School #722, located in Section 21 & Marion County, is seeking a full-time agricultural education teacher and FFA advisor for the 2024-2025 school year. The agriculture program currently serves 55 middle and high school students. The program has had an active calendar for the past 5 years including competitive efforts in CDEs and LDEs; strong foundation in leadership conferences, community involvement, and fundraising efforts. The agriculture department includes a classroom, mechanics shop, chicken coop, floral cooler, storage, and new Promethean board. Odin is a 1:1 school, with all students having Chromebooks. Courses to be taught will be determined by the selected candidate’s strengths. Courses currently offered include: Intro to Agriculture, Horticulture (science credit), Animal Science (science credit), Agricultural Leadership, and Wildlife Management.


    Salary based on level of education and years of experience as set by the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Odin Education Association and the Odin Public School District # 722 School Board. The board pays full TRS for each teacher.

    Contact Person
    Before April 12th, please send a letter of interest, resume, references, copy of teaching license, and a copy of college transcripts. Please send the requested items to: Belinda Kirgan, Superintendent, 102 S. Merritt Street, Odin, IL 62870. Or email:

    Pinckneyville  (District 5)  - Agriculture Teacher/ FFA Advisor
    Status: Open

    Pinckneyville Community High School, located in Section 24, is seeking a full-time agriculture education teacher to add to the successful agriculture and industrial arts program.

    There are nearly 200 students currently enrolled in agriculture and industrial arts courses, with a great demand for additional classes offered. The newly hired teacher will work with current agriculture teacher, Austin McAllister, as well as Industrial Arts Teacher, Loren Baird, to expand the program's class offerings. Classes to be added will be dependent on the candidates’ strengths. Current agriculture courses taught are Intro to Agriculture, Agriculture Science, Natural Resources and Wildlife Management, Animal Science, Agriculture Business, and Horticulture.

    The FFA chapter is very active in Career Development Events and local community activities. FFA responsibilities will be shared amongst Mr. McAllister and the newly hired teacher.

    Pinckneyville High School has a new state-of-the-art greenhouse, as well as shares three shops with the industrial arts program. The program also has a classroom set of Chromebooks, as well as iPads, promethium boards. There is a very supportive FFA Alumni, school board, as well as community.

    Salary will be based on district pay scale, with the intent of offering Three Circles Grant.

    Contact Person
    Prior to 4/26, send a letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcripts, copy of PEL, and letters of reference/recommendations to: Dr. Gary Kelly - Interim Superintendent, Pinckneyville Community High School District #101, 600 East Water Street, Pinckneyville, IL 62274 or email:

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