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Job Title: Agricultural Science Teacher
 Wage/Hour Status: Exempt
 Reports to: Principal
Pay Grade: 206 days on Teacher Pay Scale
Dept./School: Iredell Independent School
District Date Revised: March 2024
Primary Purpose: Implement and manage the agricultural science program for the assigned campus.
Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.

Education/Certification: Bachelor’s degree from accredited university
Valid Texas teaching certificate in agricultural science and/or industry experience

Provide quality instruction in the areas of Agricultural Mechanics, Principles of AFNR, and Animal Science.
Train quality LDE, CDE and SDE teams. Have a working knowledge and maintain record books, scholarships and other award/degree applications.
Supervise a Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs.
 Work with supportive booster club, administration and community.
 Strong organization, communication, and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of agricultural science and technology.
General knowledge of curriculum and instruction
. Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior.
 Ability to supervise agricultural field experiences.

At least one year of student teaching or approved internship

Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Instructional Strategies 1. Assist students in selecting and managing projects.
2. Serve as advisor to local Future Farmers of American (FFA) chapter, including planning and conducting leadership, citizenship, cooperative, career development, and competitive activities for students at local, regional, and state level.
3. Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of district’s curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required.
4. Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in student learning styles.
 5. Present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.
6. Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
 7. Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan instructional activities.
8. Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP).
9. Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district requirements.
10. Plan and supervise assignments of teacher aide(s) and volunteer(s).
11. Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.
 12. Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
13. Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal.
14. Be a positive role model for students, support mission of school district. Classroom Management and Organization
15. Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
16. Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
 17. Accompany and supervise students at all off-campus activities including contests, workshops, and field trips associated with the agricultural science program and FFA.
 18. Oversee process of maintaining facilities and equipment.
19. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
20. Assist in selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials. Communication
 21. Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.
 22. Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
23. Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly. Professional Growth and Development
 24. Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
25. Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
26. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.
27. Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervise assigned teacher aide(s).

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: Maintain emotional control under stress. Frequent district and regional travel, occasional statewide travel, prolonged and irregular hours. Regular lifting and carrying moderate weight, frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling, and pushing. Work outside and inside, on slippery or uneven walking surfaces, and around machinery with moving parts. Exposure to extreme temperatures and biological and chemical hazards 

How To Apply: Email Résumé to: Chris Morrow Superintendent