MELA is hiring an Elementary Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year.


MELA is looking for a Tier 3-4 licensed elementary teacher for the 2024-2025 school year.


  • Demonstrates mastery of related subject matter, instructional skills, and resource materials for course(s) taught. 

  • Creates lesson plans, aligned with current state and district standards, which drives instruction through formative assessment and differentiation. 

  • Maintains a safe, organized classroom, which supports students’ independent learning, collaboration, and choice. 

  • Utilizes a variety of effective instructional and management techniques. 

  • Provides a variety of assessments and uses assessments for planning and instruction.

  • Provides consistent, immediate feedback to student learning and asks analytical questions that elicit students’ responses that incorporate prior knowledge, life experience, and interests that are directly related to the content objective. 

  • Monitors and maintains a positive classroom environment that supports the school wide behavior expectation in which most students are engaged, incorporates mutual respect, and provides cooperative learning opportunities. 

  • Uses available technology and instructional media to enhance the students’ learning experiences. 

  • Establishes and maintains appropriate relationships with students, parents, staff, and community members by communicating in a tactful, courteous, and confidential manner. 

  • Appropriately communicates and interacts with other professional staff in academic planning and school committee work. 

  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and extra-curricular/school related activities and committees. 

  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous professional growth and works with administrator to formulate and complete professional development plans. 

  • Maintains a professional appearance, and demonstrates behavior that is conscientious and responsible.

  • Engages Parents and guardians in the education of their children. 

  • Does not engage in discriminatory practices on any basis, including race, origin, gender, socio- economic status, disability, religion, or political beliefs. 

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned by the site administrator. 


  • Knowledge and application of MELA’s school and departmental policies and procedures.

  • Knowledge and application of appropriate teaching strategies and methods.

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers, students, parents, the general public, and others having business with the school.

  • Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications and equipment. 

    To apply for this job, please email principal, Paula Criego, at with a cover letter, resume, letters of recommendation, and teaching license information.