Classroom Teacher - Hagerman Municipal
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Agriculture
Job Title: Middle School Ag Education Instructor
Job Location: Hagerman Middle School
Beginning: Aug 05, 2024
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Secondary Teaching 7-12
Certificate: Secondary Vocational-Tech 7-12
District: Hagerman Municipal
Hagerman, NM 88232
Telephone: 575-752-3254
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Job Description:
Are you passionate about cultivating the next generation of agricultural leaders and empowering students to make a difference in their communities? Hagerman Middle School is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Middle School Agricultural Education Teacher to join our team for the 2024-2025 school year, with a special focus on fostering a love for agriculture and leadership through the National FFA Organization.

Position: Middle School Agricultural Education Teacher
Grade Levels: 6-8
Location: Hagerman Middle School, Hagerman, NM
Setting: Rural
Student Body: Approximately 70 students

Why Hagerman Middle School?
Hagerman Middle School is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive learning environment where students can explore their interests, develop essential skills, and become confident leaders in their communities. Located in the picturesque surroundings of Hagerman, NM, our school embraces the rich agricultural heritage of our region and celebrates the importance of hands-on learning experiences.

Responsibilities:
  • Teach agricultural education courses to middle school students, including topics such as plant and animal science, agriculture, and natural resources.  (Possible HS teaching opportunities as well)
  • Co-advise the Hagerman FFA chapter, providing leadership and guidance to students in developing their leadership skills, career readiness, and personal growth.
  • Coach Career Development Events (CDE) and Leadership Development Events (LDE) teams, preparing students for competitions and leadership opportunities within the FFA organization.
  • Mentor students in Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) projects, guiding them in hands-on learning experiences related to agriculture, agribusiness, and leadership development.
  • Coordinate community service projects and school-sponsored activities that promote agricultural literacy, environmental stewardship, and civic engagement.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to integrate agricultural education principles and practices across the curriculum, fostering interdisciplinary connections and real-world applications.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Education, Agriculture, or related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Valid teaching license/certification in New Mexico (or ability to obtain)
  • Knowledge of agricultural science content, FFA programs, and experiential learning methods.
  • Experience in coaching CDE/LDE teams, advising FFA chapters, and facilitating student SAE projects.
  • Strong communication, leadership, and organizational skills.
  • Commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in agricultural education.
Benefits:
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Small class sizes
  • Professional development opportunities to support continuous growth and learning in agricultural education.
  • Supportive school community dedicated to student success and community engagement.
Join Our Team:
If you are passionate about empowering students to explore the diverse world of agriculture, develop leadership skills, and make a positive impact in their communities, we invite you to apply for the Middle School Agricultural Education Teacher position at Hagerman Middle School. Come be a part of our collaborative team where every day is an opportunity to inspire, educate, and empower the next generation of agricultural leaders!

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Codi Montes-Dennis, cmontes@bobcat.net. We look forward to welcoming a dedicated educator who shares our commitment to excellence and the transformative power of agricultural education.

Hagerman Middle School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
**** REAP Applicants: If you want to notify the school district of your interest in this job, click here.

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