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Hill Correctional Center  (District 1)  - Correctional Horticulture Instructor at Hill Correctional Center
Status: Open
Correctional Horticulture Instructor at Hill Correctional Center

Full-time, 12 month, grant funded position for Lake Land College at Hill Correctional Center.  Responsible for teaching courses and labs in the Horticulture Certificate Program.  Extensive knowledge of plant propagation, pest and disease control on turf, garden, and ornamental plants required. HS diploma/GED required.  Associate degree preferred. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  


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Contact Person

 Apply online www.lakelandcollege.edu. Submit LLC application, letter of application, resume, and transcripts if applicable to:  Human Resources, 5001 Lake Land Blvd.  Mattoon, IL 61938.  For questions contact:  Chris Williams, Associate Dean, Hill Correctional Center, cwilliams3327@lakelandcollege.edu. EOE/AA

 

 


West Carroll High School  (District 1)  - Vacancy- Second Position West Carroll High School Ag Teacher & CO-FFA Advisor
Status: Open

Vacancy

Second Position West Carroll High School

 

Position

 2022-2023SY-One Agriculture/Construction Trades/Co-op Teacher, PEL required 

a. Agriculture Endorsement 

b. Construction Trades Endorsement 

c. Co-op Education Courses Required for Endorsement 

i. Organization and Administration of Career and Technical Cooperative Education Programs 

ii. Coordination Techniques of Career and Technical Cooperative Education Programs 

d. Math and/or Science endorsement preferred 

e. Three Circles grant and SAE grant

 

Description

West Carroll  High School, located in Savanna in Section 1, is seeking an Agricultural

Education Teacher/FFA Advisor position.

 

The West Carroll Ag Department has an Ag Mechanics shop, and an 11-acre FFA test plot. Current courses to be taught (although, flexible based on candidates) Basic Ag Mechanics, Ag Mechanics, Construction, Agricultural Welding, Agricultural Engine Maintenance, Agricultural Electricity Systems.  West Carroll High School is 1 to 1 with Chromebooks. The Agriculture Department does have a Smartboard and Ag Office Space. Agriculture is very important in our community.  Our new teacher would have tremendous community support. The new teacher would join Kyle Christian.

 

Candidates must have an Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) or Career and Technical Education Educator License with Stipulations (ELS).  The contract length is per the WCEA collective bargaining agreement with the school district participating in the Three Circle FFA and SAE grant.  Salary range is from $33,516-$73,736 per year plus district-paid TRS, health insurance and life insurance.   More information may be found at wc314.org in the 2021-2025 collective bargaining agreement for WCEA.

 

 

 
Contact Person

To Apply & Contact Person

To apply, send as soon as possible your resume, cover letter, credentials and letters of reference by mail to the district office at West Carroll School District #314 642 S. East Street Mount Carroll, IL 61053 and/or apply online by sending your materials to the district secretary at dmyers@wc314.org 

 

If you are interested or have any questions please contact Mr. Joe Hansen, WCHS Principal, or Mrs. Julie Katzenberger, WC Superintendent.

 

The position will remain open until a quality candidate is hired.

 
 


Morrison High School  (District 1)  - Vacancy 2022-2023 Ag Teacher/ FFA Advisor
Status: Open

Morrison High School in section 2, is in search of an Agriculture Education teacher/FFA sponsor for the 2022-23 school year.  Established curriculum courses include Ag Mechanics, Ag Construction, Ag Business Management, Plant Science, Animal Science, and Beginning Veterinary Science.


Morrison Agricultural Department has a good size shop with welding 4 booths.  Morrison has a very supportive FFA Alumni and community. FFA also works with the alumni on their 10 acres plot.

 

The successful candidate will be able to balance the needs of students in the classroom and the demands of an active and successful FFA program.  This position has additional funding through the Three Circles Grant.

 
 
Contact Person

Interested applicants can apply here:  https://www.morrisonschools.org/page/employment-and-volunteering

If you have questions please reach out the High School Principal Mr. Cory Bielema at cory.bielema@morrisonschools.org

 
 


Midland High School  (District 1)  - Ag Teacher and CO FFA Advisor School year 2022-2023
Status: Open

Vacancy

Midland High School 


Position

Agriculture Teacher & Co-FFA Advisor  School year 2022-2023


Description

Midland High School, located near Varna, Illinois in Section 5, is seeking an Agricultural Education Teacher/Co-FFA Advisor position for the School year 2022-2023.  This position is part of a 2 teacher program.


The Midland Agriculture Department currently has 2 classrooms, each with an office, a shared mechanics shop, two greenhouses, and a 20 acre FFA field plot.  The current curriculum includes several Agricultural Science courses that receive science credit, Agribusiness & Marketing courses, and Agriculture Mechanics courses.  Courses to be taught the coming year for this position include Wildlife, Biology, Animal & Vet Science, BSAA Plant Science, Agribusiness & Marketing, Agriculture Construction, and Agriculture Power & Machinery, (although flexible based on candidates).  The program continues to grow to include such course work as Agriculture Engineering to include material closely related to Industrial Technology.  The school is 1 to 1 with Chromebooks.   Agriculture Education is extremely important and a high priority in our community and is highly supported by the school board and administration.


Candidates must have an Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) or Career and Technical Education Educator License with Stipulations (ELS).  The contract length is 12 months as the school district participates in the Three Circle FFA and SAE grant.  Salary is based on the CBA and includes extended summer contract, FFA stipend, and Three Circles grant.


 
Contact Person

To Apply & Contact Person

To apply, send as soon as possible your resume and cover letter by email to the principal, Mrs. Ann Hoffman at ahoffman@midland-7.net.  The position will remain open until a quality candidate is hired.
 


Putnam County High School  (District 1)  - Second Ag Teacher & Co-FFA Advisor
Status: Open

Description
Putnam County High School, located in Granville, IL, in Section 5, is looking for an Agriculture Teacher and FFA advisor for the start of the 2022-2023 school year.   This position includes a competitive salary, FFA stipend, full paid TRS, and health insurance options.  The 3 Circles grant is currently offered and will be negotiable based upon the successful candidate. Successful candidate will join Mr. Ben Temple in the 2 teacher Agriculture Program.

This program boasts a variety of agricultural courses, an active FFA chapter, and very supportive FFA alumni.  Current facilities include two agriculture classrooms and two large mechanics shops. The program also has various types of instructional technology and the school is one-to-one with Chromebooks. Courses taught will be based on the strengths and certifications of the individual.


 
Contact Person

Contact Person:

If interested, send letter of interest, resume, and references to:
Ms. Tanya Simons, Principal
simonst@pcschools535.org
402 E Silverspoon Avenue Granville, IL 61326
(815)882-2800 ext. 4

 
 


Ottawa  (District 2)  - Agriculture Mechanics Instructor
Status: Open
Attention Ag Mechanics instructors! Ottawa High School, located in Section 7 in Ottawa, is seeking an Ag Mechanics instructor as their AFNR program grows to need a 2nd teacher. This position will instruct Welding, Electricity, Carpentry, Plumbing, and Home Repair and replaces the retiring Building Trades instructor.
This is a full-time teaching position with potential for extracurricular opportunities. 

 
Contact Person
Apply online
Questions may be directed to Mr. Patrick Leonard, Principal, Ottawa Township High School.
 


Lyons Township  (District 2)  - AgriScience Teacher & FFA Advisor
Status: Open
Lyons Township High School is excited to announce their intent to begin an AFNR program beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. The program will be housed in the Science department at their Jr/Sr (North) campus, and courses offered will include Environmental Science and Urban Agriculture. Because this CTE program will be woven into Science offerings, Science credit will be offered for students, and therefore a Science endorsement is required in addition to an AFNR endorsement. It is anticipated in the first year that the candidate would need to teacher at least two Science courses until the program enrollment can support a full-time AFNR course load.

The school plans to participate in the Ag Education 3 Circles Grant and has already taken steps to begin a Jr. MANRRS chapter.
 
Contact Person
For more information, contact Science Department Chair Collin Voigt
Apply online.
 


Rich Township HS STEM Campus  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor
Status: Open
Administrators at Rich Township High School, serving the southern Cook County communities of Country Club Hills, Matteson, Olympia Fields, Park Forest, Richton Park, and Chicago Heights, are excited about the growth of their AFNR program the STEM Campus which began in Fall 2021. They have an opening for AFNR Teacher & FFA Advisor for the 2022-2023 school year.
 
Moving into their program second year, the community has much enthusiasm for an energetic teacher to build a program focused on Community and Urban Agriculture that is based strongly on the 3 circle model. 

Courses to be offered include Intro to Ag and Plant/Animal Biology (BSAA). Future courses planned for implementation include Food Science, Urban Agriculture, Plant/Animal Processing, and Sustainable Agriculture. 

This program is envisioned to focus heavily on community and sustainable agriculture while building student leadership and career skills. The teacher will work with community stakeholders and the middle school urban agriculture teacher to build their programs together. It is anticipated that this position will utilize the 3 Circles Grant. Construction of a farm lab and greenhouse are in the planning stages right now, they have recently purchased a food truck, and have developed relationships with nearby agribusinesses to increase student opportunities. 

 
Contact Person
Questions may be directed to Jeff Bonomo, Director of Curriculum and Data by email.
Apply online.
 


Milford  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor
Status: Open

Milford High School, located in Southern Iroquois County in Section 10, is seeking an Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor for the 2022-23 academic year. Milford recently built a new high school with a very nice classroom, mechanics lab, and land lab, and greenhouse. The chapter has an active Alumni and a very supportive administration. Courses taught include Intro to Ag, Basic Ag Science, BSAA Plant & Animal, Ag Business Management, Ag Sales & Marketing, Horticulture, and SAE as a separate course credit.

Salary as per negotiated agreement. 2022-2023 beginning salary BS 1 is $49,101.00 that includes board paid TRS, 1st year as TRS employee sign on bonus of $1,099 and Board pays up to $550.00 per month for health insurance or $6600.00 per year.  Tuition reimbursement of $250.00 per semester hour.

 
Contact Person

Send letter of application, resume, transcripts, references, and a copy of teaching license to: Milford High School C/O Mr. Stephen Totheroh, 200 S Chicago St Milford, IL 60953

Email Address

stevet@mpsk12.org

 


Marquette Academy  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor
Status: Open

Marquette Academy, located in Section 7 in Ottawa, is a recently established program seeking an Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor for the 20-21 school year. They are the first and only FFA Chapter located at a Catholic school in District 2.

Courses currently taught include  Intro to Ag, Plant & Animal Science, and Ag Business.

They have a very supportive administration and strong agricultural community support with a very active FFA Alumni.

Both full-time and part-time candidates will be considered, and interviews will continue until a great candidate is found.

 
Contact Person

For more information, or to apply, contact Ms. Brooke Rick, Principal

Marquette Academy  815-433-0125 Ext 1013.  

 


Ottawa  (District 2)  - AFNR Teacher & FFA Advisor
Status: Open
Ottawa Township High School, located in Section 7, is seeking an AFNR Teacher & FFA Advisor for the 2022-2023 school year. 
The program has adopted CASE curriculum throughout their curriculum and offers Intro to AFNR,  Basic Ag Science, Animal Science, Agribusiness Management, and Ag Power Technology. 

 
Contact Person
Interested applicants should email their letter of interest, resume, references, copy of transcripts, copy of teaching license to Mr. Patrick Leonard, Principal, Ottawa Township High School:  pleonard@ottawahigh.com
 


Park Forest- Chicago Heights Jr High  (District 2)  - Jr. High Agri-Science Teacher
Status: Open
Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 is seeking a middle school AFNR teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. The program will be based at the Michelle Obama School of Technology & Arts in Park Forest. 

The program is ready to grow with you! Based on the principles of sustainability and healthy living, our students are eager to learn about opportunities in AFNR careers. Our second campus has a beautiful greenhouse and both campuses have plenty of space to incorporate outdoor learning labs. 

With supportive administration and a welcoming community you can find your opportunity to thrive at School District 163. 
 
Contact Person
Apply online.
 


Kaneland High School  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher & Co-FFA Advisor
Status: Open

Kaneland High School is seeking a fully licensed AG/Science Teacher and Co-FFA Advisor to join their department for the coming school year. 


Current schedule includes Intro to AG, Intro to Horticulture, Animal Science, and Environmental Science. There is a stipend available for the 2nd FFA advisor, along with a greenhouse management stipend, and our school district is currently participating in the 3-Circles Grant Program. The program is currently using CASE curriculum, and preference would be given to candidates who are CASE certified. The position includes collaborating with the current AG teachers to continue to expand the program.

 
 
Contact Person

If interested, please send letter of interest, resume, and references to:

Mrs. Carri Oslager, Principal 

Carri.oslager@kaneland.org

47W326 Keslinger Rd.

Maple Park, IL 60151


This vacancy will be filled as soon as an acceptable candidate is found.

 
 


Donovan HS  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor
Status: Open
Donovan High School, located in Section 10, is seeking a creative and energetic Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor to lead our Agriculture program.  Facilities include a large classroom and lab space.  Donovan participates in the Three Circles Grant which allows for 400 extra hours for our Agriculture teacher which equates to roughly $13,000 extra pay. The program has very strong support from the school and community. 
Courses currently taught include 7th grade ag, Food Science, Horticulture, and Intro to Ag.

Qualifications

Professional Educator License with Secondary Education (6 – 12) Agriculture endorsement required. 

Salary/Benefits

Salary, and benefits, per Teacher's Master Contract. Full time position. All new teachers get a $2,000 signing bonus!  Contract will be full time plus 400 paid extra hours from the 3-circle grant.

 
Contact Person
Please send cover letter and resume to Mr. Andy Jordan Donovan Jr. Sr. High School Principal at jordana@donovanschools.org.  
 


BEARDSTOWN CUSD 15  (District 3)  - Agricultural Education Instructor / FFA Advisor
Status: Open
Located in Cass County, in Section 12, Beardstown High School, is seeking a high school Agricultural Education Instructor/FFA Advisor for Fall 2022.

The successful candidate will be part of the two teacher program with Maggie Smith. Facilities include classroom, greenhouse and agriculture mechanics learning laboratory. 

 
Contact Person

Applications can be mailed or emailed to Mr. Michael Smith, Beardstown CUSD #15, 500 E. 15th St., Beardstown, Illinois 62618.  If emailing, please make the cover letter, resume, license information, and transcripts all one document.

Contact Mr. Bill Myers, Gard Elementary Principal, for questions - myersb@beardstown.com

 


EDWARDSVILLE SD 7 - LIBERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL  (District 3)  - Middle School Ag Instructor/FFA Advisor
Status: Open

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Appropriate Illinois Licensure
  • Multiple certifications preferred
  • Superior work habits and ethics
  • Excellent communications skills (written & verbal)
  • Ability to work well with students, faculty and parents
  • Ability to perform duties as outlined

Responsibilities:
A. INSTRUCTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

  1. Communicates expectations for high levels of learning by students
  2. Assess students’ knowledge and skills
  3. Specifies lesson purposes and learning objectives
  4. Provides learning tasks of appropriate difficulty level for the students
  5. Relates new content to previously presented material and to students’ prior knowledge
  6. Teaches clearly, audibly, precisely and fluently while keeping to the topic
  7. Instructs with a variety of methods: lecture, modeling, demonstrating, experimenting, role playing, eliciting
  8. Teaches accurate principles, concepts, rationale, and applications as well as specific content
  9. Provides students with prompt feedback on their learning, performance, and progress
  10. Requires students to recall, explain, compare, contrast and evaluate information
  11. Provides students with prompt and appropriate feedback on their learning, performance and progress
  12. Re-teaches as necessary
  13. Summarizes the main points of the lesson, brings closure, and explains what will be taught next
  14. Encourages student input for improvement of instruction

B. ORGANIZATIONAL AND MANAGEMENT SKILLS

  1. Establishes procedures for routine classroom management matters, communicates those procedures to students, and elicits feedback from students regarding their understanding of those procedures
  2. Completes lesson plans in accordance with the EEA collective bargaining agreement, Article III, Section I and Board Policy No. 403
  3. Distributes materials and supplies necessary for an instructional lesson in a timely manner
  4. Starts students on tasks quickly and assures efficient transitions between activities
  5. Maintains a high level of time-on-task for all students
  6. Monitors student behavior continuously, encouraging appropriate behavior and addresses inappropriate behavior

 

C. PERSONAL QUALITIES

  1. Interacts with students in a mutually respectful manner
  2. Expresses verbal enthusiasm for the lesson and student participation
  3. Praises students for learning accomplishments, on-task behaviors and appropriate conduct
  4. Gives all students opportunities to ask questions, contribute, and otherwise participate in class activities

D. PROFESSIONAL DEMEANOR

  1. Teaches the approved curriculum of the district
  2. Maintains punctuality and regular attendance
  3. Completes reports and records accurately and promptly
  4. Maintains appropriate communications with colleagues for planning and teaching
  5. Maintains accurate and helpful communication with students and parents
  6. Takes steps toward self-improvement
  7. Carries out other duties as assigned by supervisors

 

Contingent Upon:  Board Approval

 
Contact Person
Applications can be submitted at this link. 
Application period closes March 11, 2022.
 


Quincy Jr. High School  (District 3)  - MS Agricultural Education Instructor / FFA Advisor
Status: Open

Quincy Junior High School, located in Adams County in Section 11, is seeking a Middle School Ag Teacher for grades 6-8 for the 2022-23 school year. 

 

The program started during the 2021-2022 school year and had 147 students and 125 FFA members. They have a standalone FFA Chapter but fully cooperate and work with the Quincy High School Ag Program. Currently Exploratory Agriculture is taught to both 7th and 8th grade students in quarter rotations. Facilities include a separate classroom at Quincy Jr. High School.

 

Candidates should hold an Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) or Educator License with Stipulations-CTE (ELS-CTE) with the proper credentials to teach middle school students. 

Salary is based on the contract of the school district. The teacher will be eligible for the 3 Circles Grant.

To apply, please complete the application on Quincy Public Schools Website.

 

 

 
Contact Person

Inquiries can be addressed to Quincy Jr. High School Principal Dan Sparrow (sparroda@qps.org) and/or Assistant Principal or Curriculum and Instruction Brenda Fleer (fleerbr@qps.org). You may also call them at Quincy Jr High School at 217-222-3073.

 


Cuba High School  (District 3)  - Agricultural Education Instructor / FFA Advisor
Status: Open
Cuba High School, located in Fulton County in Section 12 is seeking a high school agricultural education instructor and FFA Advisor. 

The position is for a part-time instructor with the opportunity to once again be a full-time position. Facilities include classroom, multiple storage spaces, two agriculural mechanics labs, greenhouse, land lab and more.

Salary is based upon the CBA with a FFA stipend and extended contract available.  
 
Contact Person
Interested candidates should send letters of interest via mail or email to: 
Mrs. Angela Simmons-Kenser, Supt.
652 E. Main Street
Cuba, IL 61427
asimmons@cusd3.net
 


VIT School District  (District 3)  - Middle/High School Ag Instructor & FFA Advisor
Status: Open
VIT School District #2, located in Section 12 in Table Grove, is seeking a Middle/High School Agricultural Education Instructor and FFA Advisor. 

Salary and benefits are as per the teacher placement scale. the district pays 9% TRS contribution on top of the regular salary and offeres 100% paid single medical health insurance or there is a possible cash option, as well as a $10,000 life insurance policy.

Facilities include agricultural education classroom and ag mechanics lab space. 
 
Contact Person
To apply, please complete the Application for Employment and send to
Principal Mark Darr at mdarr@vit2.org.
 


Triopia High School  (District 3)  - Agricultural Education Instructor / FFA Advisor
Status: Open
Triopia High School, located in Concord in Section 13, is seeking a High School Agricultural Education Instructor/FFA Advisor. 

Facilities include classroom, agricultural mechanics lab, welding lab and a greenhouse that was newly constructed in 2020. There is also a 13 acre plot, funded by local businesses with all funds coming back to the agriculture department.  

Salary is based upon the CBA Agreement with a stipend and extended contract, as well as the 3 Circles Grant. 

 
Contact Person
To apply, please sumbit the following, electronically to Superintendent Adam Dean at adean@triopiacusd27.org. 
-Letter of Interest
-Resume with List of References
-Copy of IL Licensure with Endorsements listed
-Official College Transcripts 
 


Illini West HS (Carthage)  (District 3)  - Agricultural Education Instructor / FFA Advisor
Status: Open
Illini West High School, located in Carthage in Section 11 is seeking a High School Agricultural Education Instructor and FFA Advisor. 

Facilities include classroom, agricultural mechanics lab and greenhouse. During the 2021-2022 school year, the program included 86 students and 100% FFA Membership.

Salary is determined based on the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The district has participated in the 3 Circles Grant in the past. 



 
Contact Person
Interested candidates should e-mail a Letter of Interest and Resume to Principal, Mr. Jim Short at jimshort@illiniwest.org.
 


Auburn High School  (District 3)  - Agricultural Education Instructor / FFA Advisor
Status: Open
Auburn High School, located in Section 14 in Sangamon County, is seeking a potential High School Agricultural Education Instructor and FFA Advisor for a new program starting the 2022-2023 school year. 

The successful candidate will work with administration to develop curriculum and the new program. 
 
Contact Person

Please send a completed Auburn CUSD #10 application (found at this link), cover letter, resume, transcripts, 3 reference letters and proof of your teaching license to:

Principal Nathan Essex
Auburn High School
511 N. 7th Street
Auburn, Illinois 62615

Questions can be addressed to: nessex@auburn.k12.il.us

 


Civic Memorial High School (Bethalto)  (District 3)  - Agricultural Education Instructor / FFA Advisor
Status: Open
Civic Memorial High School, located in Section 15 in Bethalto is seeking a high school Agricultural Education Instructor and FFA Advisor with emphasis on Agricultural Mechanics instruction. 

This will be a new program start up with great opportunities for a motivated instructor. 

Find more information at this link.
 
Contact Person
To apply, visit the link above. 

You will need to submit the following documentation: 
Letter of Interest
Resume
District Application
Three Letters of Reference
Transcripts
Printout of Licensure from ISBE (if applicable)

Send via email to Julie Fitzgerald  at jfitzgerald@bethalto.org.
OR
Send via mail to: 
Julie Fitzgerald
Secretary to the Superintendent/Board of Education
Bethalto Community Unit School District No. 8
101 School Street
Bethalto, IL 62010 

Questions can be addressed to Principal Justin Newell at jnewell@bethalto.org or by calling his cell phone number at 618-610-3312. 

 


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

Hoopeston High School is seeking candidates for an agriculture teacher and FFA advisor for the 2022-2023 school year.  The high school has 340 students located 6 miles west of the Indiana State Line on State Route 9 in Section 18.  Located 55 minutes from Lafayette, 55 minutes from Champaign Urbana and north of Danville approximately 20 minutes.

Rural area, strong Alumni and community support, shop area, test plot acres, and greenhouse facilities open to new ideas a young, energetic teacher may bring to the table.  Current classes being taught include: Intro to Ag, Ag Science, BSAA, Ag Business Management, Horticulture, Food Science & Ag Mechanics.  The starting salary for B.S. 0 yrs for FY22 is $37,294.00 and 12% stipend.

https://phl.applitrack.com/roe54/onlineapp/default.aspx

 
Contact Person
Robert Richardson
Superintendent
richarre@hoopeston.k12.il.us
 


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

The Dwayne O. Andreas Ag Academy (www.itstartswithag.com) seeks a fourth Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor to collaborate in expanding a dynamic, growing program. The successful applicant will take up teaching duties at the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year (August 2022). Four teachers – two at each high school – work cooperatively to advise two Andreas Academy FFA Chapters, jointly operating horticulture and livestock activities. This current position is located at Decatur’s Eisenhower High School, which functions as an independent FFA chapter, and works cooperatively alongside students and teachers from MacArthur High School’s FFA chapter.

For the 2022-2023 academic year, classroom instruction will take place within the two Decatur high school buildings. For the 2023-2024 academic year, the Andreas Academy will transition most instruction to the $9 million FFA Agriculture Education Center, which is under construction. This facility and adjoining production acreage will house Academy courses and serve as a host site for regional and state chapters to meet for special events.
Created through partnership with the Howard G. Buffett Foundation – www.thehowardgbuffettfoundation.org – the Andreas Academy has grown to 435 students in its fourth year of operation, pursuing an objective 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 to the University of Illinois College of ACES (Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) and to create strategic connections with other collegiate agricultural programs.
Courses offered to date include: Introduction to Agriculture, Basic Agriscience, Agribusiness, Honors Agriculture Leadership and Communications, Agricultural Mechanics, Animal Science and Horticulture – with horticulture curriculum providing dual-credit through Richland Community College, as well as several of the other listed courses incorporating an Honors credit option. Honors students are taught alongside the full cohort of Agriculture students, but participate in additional curricular, FFA, SAE and CDE activities. Courses in development include Agrobiology, Landscape Architecture, and Wildlife Management.

 

An important component of Andreas Academy activities is a 15-acre school Living Science Farm (www.facebook.com/LivingScienceFarm) 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 course. Instructors utilize both CASE curriculum and iCEV 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.

Application can be accessed using the following link: https://www.applitrack.com/dps61/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=High+School+Teaching&AppliTrackJobId=7430&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1

Please direct email or phone inquiries to our Program Administrator:

 

Zach Shields

Executive Director – Decatur Public Schools Foundation

 

zshields@dps61.org

 

(217) 362-3042 (office)

 

(217) 853-4722 (cell)

 

www.dps61.org/foundation

 
Contact Person
Zach Shields
Executive Director – Decatur Public Schools Foundation
zshields@dps61.org
(217) 362-3042 (office)
(217) 853-4722 (cell)
 
 
 
 


Altamont High School  (District 4)  - Ag Teacher
Status: Open

Vacancy- 2nd Teacher Altamont (Ag Mechanics)

Altamont High School is seeking qualified candidates for a Career and Technical Education (CTE) teaching position that could potentially include Agriculture Education, Business, Industrial Technology, or any combination of these or other CTE fields.  The exact teaching assignment will be determined based on an analysis of the candidate pool and the needs of the district once more is known about potential candidates and their qualifications.  Provisional endorsements will also be considered. The person selected will assume duties during the 2022-2023 school year. 

Salary and benefits associated with the position will be commensurate to experience and professional training. 

It is the policy of ACUSD #10 that employment shall be offered without regard to race, sex, national origin, marital status, religion, handicap, or age.

Interested persons should submit the following to:

Peggy Bueker, Altamont High School Principal

pbueker@altamontschools.org

Or by sending to:

Peggy Bueker

7 S Ewing Street

Altamont, IL 62411

  1. Application link https://www.altamontschools.org/job_opportunities
  2. Cover letter
  3. Current resume
  4. College transcripts/Copy of teaching certificate (if applicable)
 
Contact Person
Peggy Bueker, Principal
pbueker@altamontschools.org
 


Clinton High School  (District 4)  - Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor
Status: Open

 

Clinton High School is seeking a full-time agriculture teacher for the 2022-2023 school year.  Clinton is located in DeWitt County, 30 minutes north of Decatur and 30 minutes south of Bloomington in Section 16.  The district is looking for a candidate that is hardworking, energetic and has the ability to connect well with students.  Compensation is based on the district contract and includes a stipend for FFA. Clinton also participates in the 3 Circle Grant. 

 

Potential courses to be taught include: Intro to Ag, Basic Horticulture, Greenhouse Production, Wildlife Management, Ag Business Operation/Management, Electrical Wiring, Pre-Vet Science, Biological Science Applications in Ag - Plants, Biological Science Applications in Ag - Animals, Physical Science Applications in Ag 1 and 2, Supervised Agricultural Experience Program

Facilities include: A greenhouse, auto shop, wood shop, acreage for planting (work with FFA alumni)

How to Apply:   Applications can submitted by going to http://www.applitrack.com/Clinton/onlineapp

 

Deadline for application is April 22nd.

 
Contact Person
Jerry Wayne
High School Principal
jwayne@cusd15.org
 


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

Vacancy: Arcola High School Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor

Arcola High School, located about 35 miles south of Champaign-Urbana in Section 17, has an opening for an Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor for the 2022-2023 school year.  Arcola is participating in the 3 Circle Grant program.

Potential courses offered include: 8th grade Exploratory, Intro to Ag, Ag Business, Ag Sales, Ag Leadership, and Ag Construction  The department includes a classroom and mechanics shop.

In order to apply send letter of interest and resume to

Mr. Nick Lindsey
Arcola High School Principal
351 W Washington
Arcola, IL 61910
nlindsey@arcolaschools.com

 
Contact Person
Mr. Nick Lindsey
nlindsey@arcolaschools.com
 


Urbana High School  (District 4)  - Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor
Status: Open

Urbana School District #116

TITLE: High School Agriculture CTE Teacher / FFA Advisor

LOCATION: Urbana High School District #116

SUPERVISOR: Building Principal and Assistant Principal

JOB SUMMARY: Under general direction of the Principal or Assistant Principals, the teacher is responsible for helping students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able and responsible adults.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function in the core expectation areas of planning, delivery of instruction, assessment, instructional environment and professional responsibilities proficiently. The successful High School Teacher:

·  Demonstrate effective preparation for instruction

·  Applies knowledge gained from staff development and professional educational literature when designing instruction.

·  Plans for the use of a variety of teaching materials

·  Demonstrates knowledge of subject matter

·  Demonstrates ability to implement effective lessons

·  Provides for individual differences in learning styles and abilities

·  Uses appropriate assessment methods for measuring levels of student achievement

·  Evaluates whether assessment results reflect attainment of desired standards

·  Uses assessment and evaluation results appropriately for instructional decision making

·  Provides feedback consistently to students and parents regarding student achievement

·  Establishes a culture for learning

·  Organizes the instructional environment and procedures to encourage student learning

·  Manages student behavior in a constructive manner

·  Demonstrates positive interpersonal relationships with staff, parents, administration and community

·  Demonstrates professional work habits following school district and state policies and procedures

·  Demonstrates professional development

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Some teachers may serve as course team leaders, may serve as members of a 9th or 10th grade community team and/or may be required to supervise at a hall duty station. In addition, this position includes serving as the FFA advisor.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

·  Bachelor's Degree, from an accredited college or university, with required licensure and endorsements

·  Holds a Valid Illinois Teaching License with the appropriate endorsement(s) to teach high school students in the required discipline/content area (Professional Educator License or Educator License with Stipulations for CTE and/or Agriculture/Science background)

·  Bilingual Candidates preferred, but not required

·  2-3 years of teaching experience at the high school level except in the case of a new college graduate.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary is based on a step placement which is determined by the education, experience and the Urbana Education Association and Board of Education contract.

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of professional personnel.

START DATE:  August 16, 2022

NOTE: This is a position within the collective bargaining unit and is not an administrative position.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Apply now

 
Contact Person

Taren Nance
Principal
217-384-3505
tnance@usd116.org

 


Richland County High School  (District 5)  - Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor
Status: Open
Richland County High School, located in Section 23, is seeking a full-time agriculture
education teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. The newly-hired teacher will be working in
the Agriculture and T&I department with veteran teachers Mark Steber, Jamie VanDyke and
T&I Teacher Bryan Cummins.

The Richland County Ag Ed Program is a three circle program which focuses on all three
components of agriculture education. (FFA, SAE, and Classroom/Lab) The program has 272
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 Sciences, Ag Mechanics,
Horticulture Production/Management, Ag Metal Fabrication (welding), Ag Construction, Ag
Sales, Veterinary Science, Natural Resources/Conservation, and Ag Business Management.
The Richland County High School experienced a considerable renovation in 2019-2020.
Current facilities include three classrooms, office, storage areas, food lab, small animal lab,
mechanics/welding shop, mechanics/wood shop, and a new greenhouse.

Interested candidates should apply online
https://skyward.iscorp.com/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wscomrichlandcoil/rappljoblst484.w
Please attach a letter of interest, resume, transcripts, professional educator license, and
letters of recommendation.

Candidates will be paid based on the collective bargaining agreement and includes
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.
 


 
 
     
     
 
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