Website Freeburg Community High School District 77

Duties:  Freeburg Community High School District #77, located in section 22 within St. Clair county just 35 minutes southeast of St. Louis, is seeking a highly qualified agricultural instructor and FFA advisor for the 2024-2025 school year.  Freeburg High School has a very active FFA chapter, including being competitive in numerous SAE programs, participating in CDE’s/LDE’s, and being involved within the community.  The program is looking to expand its offerings by adding this second agricultural teaching and FFA advisor position to work with our current agricultural instructor and FFA advisor beginning in the 2024-2025 school year. Approximately 144 students, out of 700 total enrollment of students from grades 9-12, are currently enrolled in these courses: Horticultural Science, Agricultural Science, Environmental Science, Animal Science, Veterinary Technology, and Agricultural Business Management. The addition of a second agriculture instructor will allow for expansion of the curriculum including courses in Crop Studies, Agricultural Communications, Agricultural Leadership, and Agricultural Engineering.  Facilities include: Newly renovated classrooms with attached 3-bay shop, 24×48 greenhouse, 8×36 lean-to greenhouse, small land lab and storage buildings. Additional facilities include: vocational work areas in metal and wood fabrication and automotive shops. Very supportive administration and support group (Freeburg FFA Alumni). The District participates in the 3 Circle FFA & SAE grant.

Qualifications:  Candidates must hold a valid Illinois PEL with the proper endorsements to teach Ag Ed.

Salary/Benefits:  Salary BS step 1 – $41,800 with district paid TRS and THIS. The District will honor years of service and educational credit per the guidelines in the current CBA.  The District pays 100% of Single health insurance or 50% of the family benefit.  Additionally, the District provides an FFA advisor stipend and matching 3 circles grant funds to the base salary.

Additional Notes:  Freeburg Community High School District 77 has the largest geographic footprint of any district in St. Clair County with much of it being productive farmland.  Freeburg High School has a long Agricultural tradition and enjoys positive support from our FFA Alumni association as well as the community for Ag Ed.

How to Apply:  Send Letter of Interest and Resume to:

Mrs. Kendra Nowatzki, District Secretary

Freeburg Community High School

401 S. Monroe Street, Freeburg, Il 62243

nowatzkik@fchs77.org

The position will remain open until filled.

Freeburg Community High School is an equal opportunity employer

To apply for this job email your details to frerkiga@fchs77.org