Agricultural Education Instructor
Bartlesville Public Schools is seeking to add a third Agricultural Education Instructor for the district's rapidly growing Agricultural Education program. This instructor will work with fellow agricultural education instructors, district officials and community representatives to further develop and implement the Agricultural Education Program. The instructor will have the opportunity to be involved in the promotion and development of the district's new Bartlesville Agriculture Center. The District will offer a competitive compensation package to obtain the best candidate for this position. Interested applicants should contact BHS Principal Michael Harp at firstname.lastname@example.org or Agricultural Education Instructor Marty Jones at email@example.com
Agricultural Education Instructor
(New 3rd Agricultural Education Teaching Position)
Qualifications: Oklahoma Teacher Certification in Agricultural Education
Contract: 12 months
Reports To: High School Principal
Evaluated By: Principals
The instructor will work with District officials and community representatives to develop the Agricultural Education Program. The instructor is responsible for implementing the Bartlesville Agricultural Education Program. The instructor will teach agricultural education courses offered by the local district and approved by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education and the State Department of Education. The agricultural education instructor will assist and supervise all students in developing a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE). In addition, the instructor will serve as advisor of the local FFA chapter and promote FFA activities as an integral part of the agricultural education experience.
Agricultural Education Duties:
1. The instructor will teach multiple classes per school day and be provided one hour of planning and one hour for supervision for student SAEs.
2. Instructor will maintain an active advisory committee. The committee will officially meet at least once annually to discuss the direction of the program. A record of the minutes should be kept on file.
3. Instructor will supervise student's SAEs though school based, worksite, and/or home visits. Also, the instructor will provide feedback and direction to the student's SAE.
4. The instructor will serve the educational needs of the students in grades 8-12 by providing the latest knowledge and skills associated with the area being taught. The instructor will also provide the opportunity for students to obtain a state recognized level of achievement.
5. The instructor will teach only approved agricultural education courses.
6. The instructor will outline a summer calendar detailing FFA activities, judging contests, and/or livestock shows that he/she will be attending. The summer calendar should also include the instructor's scheduled vacation.
7. The instructor will maintain an active program during the summer. The instructor will continue to supervise students SAEs. The instructor will promote student attendance and provide transportation for students to attend FFA leadership activities, summer field days, and/or livestock events and shows. In addition, the instructor should work with the local community on projects or activities. Also, the instructor will attend professional development.
8. The instructor will provide opportunities for students to participate and be active in the local FFA chapter.
9. The instructor will submit all reports required by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education and FFA office in a timely manner.
General Teaching Duties and Responsibilities:
Teaches District Approved Curriculum
Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
Prepares for classes assigned.
Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals, establishes clear objectives for all lesson units, projects, and activities, and communicates these objectives to students.
Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct, and develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
Evaluates pupils’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports as required.
Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
Is aware of students’ individual learning needs and provides appropriate accommodations and seeks the assistance of District specialists as required.
Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, District policy, and administrative regulations.
Works well with both supervisors and other members of the team.
Maintains consistent and punctual attendance.
Performs other duties as assigned by an administrator.
Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees, as required.
Strives to maintain and improve professional competence.
Other duties as assigned.