Teaching at Monticello

We are a group of 260 educators who are committed to the academic and social success of our students. We bring a diverse array of interests, skills and passions to our work, but there are some things that we all have in common. Do you belong here?

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Our Goals
What We Offer
Living in Monticello
The Application Process
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Who We Are: 


a teacher is pointing to a laptop that a student is reading onOur educators have the freedom and flexibility to incorporate new technology, methods and educational practices in their classrooms. Why? Because we believe that educators who have “choice and voice” in education develop the confidence, knowledge and skills necessary to take risks, break barriers and find innovative solutions to solve any challenge. We encourage this culture of innovation through a robust technology department, extensive professional development opportunities and an attitude of trust and autonomy.


A teacher's aide is high-fiving a student in the classroom.Are you determined to make a difference? We serve a diverse student body, where more than 70 percent of our students are economically disadvantaged. Our educators have the opportunity to play a profound role in transforming the lives of students, equipping them with not just the academic, but also the emotional skills necessary to succeed. The work is challenging, but the rewards are real.

Community Builders

A music teacher is playing the guitar for his students in the gazebo outside of the school.Our educators are part of a vibrant school and district community. We strive to build a culture where our educators feel valued, supported and empowered. We nurture these relationships through formal and informal opportunities for educators to socialize, learn and develop – together.

We are surrounded by a community that cares about education. A myriad of partnerships with community organizations provides limitless opportunities for our educators to create hands-on learning experiences in and out of the classroom. These same partnerships also enable us to provide students and families with enrichment activities, services and resources after school and on the weekends.

Life-Long Learners

three students and two teachers are posingWhether this is your first teaching job out of college or you are a seasoned classroom veteran, we are invested in your success. We are committed to providing our staff with the tools, resources and support that they need to grow not only as educators, but as human beings. With one-on-one mentoring, individualized professional development opportunities and extensive support systems in place, new college graduates and seasoned classroom veterans alike discover new teaching strategies, learn valuable skills, and explore new interests.

What we offer

  • New York State Health Insurance Plan (NYSHIP) Empire Plan with low employee contribution
  • NYS Retirement System Enrollment
  • Generous vacation and paid time off package
  • Up to 40 days of paid maternity leave*
  • Extensive, paid, professional development opportunities
  • Title 1 School
  • Employee Assistance Program, including wellness, coaching, counseling, legal assistance, financial planning resources and more
  • Universal Pre-K and elementary extended day programs available

*conditions apply 

Living in Monticello

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From lakeside living, to walkable villages, Monticello has something for everyone.

Monticello Central School District is located 90 miles equidistant from New York City, Albany and Binghamton. It’s bordered by the Delaware River to the west, the Catskill Park to the north and the Shawanagunk Ridge to the east. The district serves the areas of Bethel, Forestburgh, Mamakating, Rock Hill and Thompson.


Moving to Monticello 

No matter what type of neighborhood you prefer, you will find it here! Our district is comprised of small villages with walkable downtowns, suburban cul du-sacs, lake-front communities and isolated mountain homes – and our housing costs are below state and national averages.

Commuting to Monticello 

All of our school buildings are located less than one mile off of Route 17, making it an easy commute from neighboring Orange County or the Western Catskills.

Entertainment and Recreation

We are a nature-lovers paradise! In these hills and valleys, you will find plenty of places, for fishing, boating, swimming, hiking and bird-watching. You won’t have to travel far to enjoy a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (the original site of the Woodstock festival), the Kartrite Indoor Resort and Waterpark, YO1 Wellness Center, ResortsWorld Catskills Casino and Holiday Mountain Ski and Fun Park offer residents and visitors alike plenty of opportunities for world-class entertainment and recreation. Throughout the year, our villages and hamlets host community events, festivals and farmer’s markets. LegoLand New York, Woodbury Commons, and the Middletown Galleria are all a short drive away. 

Learn more about recreation in the Sullivan Catskills

Our area is known for its festivals and celebrations – the annual Bagel Festival held in downtown Monticello always draws a crowd!
Chart-topping, nationally-acclaimed artists visit us each summer to perform at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. The original site of the Woodstock festival, Bethel Woods also hosts art and wellness classes for children and adults, summer camps, community festivals and more!
Enjoy fun in the sun year-round at the Kartrite Resort and Indoor Water Park!

Teacher Application Process 

Interested in joining our team? The district uses the TalentEd portal to manage the application process. Even if you have an OLAS account or application, you must apply through the TalentEd portal in order to be considered for any position in Monticello. 

Step 1: 

Visit the TalentEd portal to browse and search for vacant positions

Step 2:

Click on the “apply” button to the right of the position you wish to apply to. 

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Step 3:

Click on “Create New Account and Apply”

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Step 4: 

Fill in the fields with your information to create your account. Once your account is created and you are logged in, you can then apply for jobs in the system. 

Need help with applying? Visit the TalentEd help section for assistance in troubleshooting common issues. If you cannot resolve your issue after consulting the help section, contact HR@k12mcsd.net for assistance or call 845-794-7700, ext. 70541

The Interview Process

The Monticello Human Resources department will receive your completed application, and if you are chosen to advance in the teacher selection process, you can expect to participate in three rounds of interviews. Generally, successful applicants will be contacted to set up a preliminary phone interview. Following this preliminary phone interview, successful applicants will then interview with a committee of district leaders. After the comittee interview, successful applicants will participate in a one-on-one interview with the superintendent of schools. 

The district will contact all applicants at the close of the application period to inform them whether they will move forward in the interview process or if they have not been chosen to advance at this time. 

The interviewing process from initial interview to job offer can take approximately four weeks to complete. To help expedite the on-boarding process, we encourage all applicants to begin compiling the following while they are interviewing. : 

Should you receive an offer to join the Monticello team, having these documents ready and available will speed up the on-boarding process and get you into the classroom as soon as possible.