Human Resources

The Needham school district is a member of The Massachusetts Partnership for Diversity in Education. A collaboration of 50 districts in the state committed to diversity and actively engaged in the recruitment, hiring and retention of educators of color.  

If you are a prospective employee, we hope this information will be helpful to you as you make your decision about applying to our district. Please visit our Career page for more details.

If you are a current employee, you will find very helpful information about benefits, retirement, professional development, forms and much more.

The Office of Human Resources manages the recruitment, hiring, and supervision of all employees in the Needham Public Schools. Our mission is to provide services to school employees to promote a positive and healthy work environment for all staff. We are committed to the personal and professional growth of all employees.

In support of our employees, this office also serves as the liaison to the Town for benefits including health insurance, dental insurance and life insurance. 

We also manage and can assist you with retirement, the employee assistance program, and tax-sheltered annuities.

All prospective employees are strongly encouraged to review the appropriate collective bargaining agreement for more information about working conditions, benefits, and salary information. Contract links located on the left.

The Town of Needham also has Seasonal Employment opportunities available. Please visit their Employment page for further information.

The Needham Public Schools does not discriminate against students, parents, employees or the general public on the basis of race, color, sex, homeless status, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or age. In addition to the protected classes identified and in regard to employment practices, the Needham Public Schools also does not discriminate based on genetic information, ancestry or status as a veteran.

Contact Information           [email protected] 

The Human Resources Department takes great pride in providing all employees with quality and prompt service for their 
personnel needs. The department operates with a team mindset so anyone in the department will gladly assist you with your matter. 

Alexandra M. McNeil, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
1330 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
781-455-0400 x11208

Melanie Rosado
Assistant Director for Human Resources
781-455-0400 x 11243

Lisa Tedeschi
Human Resources Executive Coordinator
781-455-0400 x 11209
(Verbal verifications of employment)

Akua Sampene
Human Resource Specialist
781-455-0400 x11210

Mary Santiago
Administrative Assistant
781-455-0400 x11230
(Email for suitability requests)

Stacy Dixon
Payroll Supervisor
781-455-0400 x11244

Robert Braman
Payroll Coordinator
781-455-0400 x11366
(Written verifications of employment)
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