If you know of anyone looking for a great opportunity to start a new agricultural education program, or looking for a different place to teach agricultural education next year, the Dekalb County School System is currently accepting applications for a teacher to start a NEW program at a NEW high school. This school is unique because the entire focus is centered on environmental, engineering, and health related studies. If you have time, please look at some of the interesting articles that have been printed about this high school.

http://www.schoolconstructionnews.com/ME2/Audiences/dirmod.asp?sid=&nm=&type=news&mod=News&mid=9A02E3B96F2A415ABC72CB5F516B4C10&tier=3&nid=0B09055B57AB4E1C9FFC957B61AA3787


http://www.ajc.com/green/content/metro/stories/2008/08/21/arabia.html

http://www.usgbc.org/News/USGBCInTheNewsDetails.aspx?ID=3165


http://www.11alive.com/news/article_news.aspx?storyid=94234


The program already has a greenhouse and is located very close to a state park and wildlife refuge. This would be a great opportunity  for an agriculture teacher that has a passion for environmental AG. Science. The Principal at Arabia Mountian High School is also very interested in making sure that the teacher involve students in supervised agricultural experiences and provides opportunities for the students in the FFA. They plan to make the  Ag. extended day and Ag. extended year state grant available for the Agricultural Education instructor.

If you or anyone you know is interested in this opportunity, please contact me, or you can send your application to the Dekalb County School System. The job is posted on the school systems web site as "teacher -- occ. ed -- Agriculture" for Arabia Mountain High School.

The contact person(s) within the Dekalb County School System for this position are the:

 High School Principal, Dr, Angela Pringle ([log in to unmask])

or the Career Technology Coordinator for the system Mr. Paul Camick ([log in to unmask])


One interesting side note about this job opportunity -- The very first National FFA Winner that the State of Georgia ever had in a Career Develop Event was from a school in Dekalb County. The late Mr. Everett Titsworth had a team win a National CDE in horticulture back in the early 80's. Perhaps with the right instructor, this new school could be just as successful.

John (Chip) Bridges
Region Coordinator
North Region Agricultural Education
204 Four Towers - UGA
Athens, Ga. 30602
(706) 542-3679
Fax: (706) 542-9602
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