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Melrose Elementary still looking for teachers for next year

Melrose Elementary still is advertising for teachers, a librarian and a guidance counselor for the coming year.

Melrose is one of five schools in Pinellas County going through a district-managed turnaround process. The school has the highest concentration of low-income students in Pinellas and it has earned two F grades in a row. Teachers at the school reported this year low levels of parent involvement, bad staff morale, and frequent problems with student behavior.

Superintendent Mike Grego assigned a new principal to Melrose - Nanette Grasso - for the coming school year, and it's mainly Grasso's responsibility to determine which teachers should stay or go. It's not clear yet how many of Melrose's teachers want to stay for the 2013/14 school year. Melrose had a transfer request rate of 71 percent - highest in the school district.

Teachers who received ratings of effective or highly effective should, in most cases, get their jobs back. 

District officials are working now on staffing at all five schools facing state intervention. Grego said he expected that process to conclude this month. Only one other school on the state's list, Fairmount Park Elementary, still has a job posting for multiple teaching positions.

See all job postings here

See the post for teacher openings below:

Position: teacher - Pre K, Kin, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 
Hours/Months: See Teachers Salary Schedule Also Highly effective or effective rating on last year's PCSB teacher appraisal
Florida teaching certificate, in-field, ESOL endorsement
All applicants should be energetic, be able to build relationships with all children and families, be willing to be involved in all school activities, understand how to differeniate curriculum and be able to implement positive behavior strategies, Additional monies available for signing and committing, additional hour of pay, and incentive pay opportunities. Experience preferred.

Applicants must have a current and/or updated application on file to be considered for an interview
Documents and information required to complete an application are:
- - Official transcripts with degree posted
- - Three professional references written within the last twelve months; References from relatives are not acceptable. Examples of acceptable references: supervising teachers, principals, recent employers, college professors, etc.
- - Complete work history entered in application. No gaps to exceed three months. All time from high school graduation must be accounted for (excluding schooling). This includes periods of unemployment, stay-at-home time, extended travel, etc.

Supporting documents can be submitted to:
Pinellas County School Board
Human Resources

Attn: Applicant Tracking
P.O. Box 2942
Largo, FL 33779-2942

You may check your application and documents received by clicking the “Check Application and Documents Status” link after logging back into your application.

Reports To: 
Nanette Grasso,  .
              Please send resume and letter of intent to:
Posted: 5/24/2013 - 6/4/2013

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 10:43am]


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