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5th Grade Teacher 24/25 SY - Signing Incentives - $10,000 - $20,000; Relocation Expenses $2,500 - $4

Carlsbad Municipal Schools
Carlsbad, NM, US

Job Details

Position Type:
Elementary School Teaching

Date Posted:

Monterrey Elementary


1. As established by the New Mexico Department of Education
2. A bachelor's degree.
3. A valid New Mexico teaching license with endorsements as needed.
4. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may
find appropriate.

SUPERVISOR: Building Principal

SUPERVISES: Assigned Assistants and Volunteers

JOB GOAL: To empower students with the skills to become responsible citizens within their own abilities

Hiring Incentive Program for 2024-2025 School Year
Eligibility Requirements for the 2024-2025 signing/relocation incentives
  • You must be a new employee who has not been employed in any certified capacity by Carlsbad Municipal Schools during the 2024-2025 school year(s).

  • The position hired must be a certified teacher or head principal.

  • Alternatively licensed employees do not qualify.

  • Administration will provide processes and administrative clarification decisions for specific situations that involve these incentives.
Incentive Amounts
  • Level III License (Masters and 6 years of experience or more OR NBCT Certification) $20,000

  • Level II License (BA/BS and 4 years of experience or more) $15,000

  • Level I License (BA and 0 to 3 years of experience) $10,000

  • Reciprocity- Those applying for reciprocity will automatically receive a Level 1 incentive amount. Once a NM teaching license is issued, the amount will be adjusted and back pay will be reimbursed to the employee.
Incentive Payment
  • ¼ on the first paycheck of the school year (August 15, 2024)

  • ¼ on the second semester paycheck (January 15, 2025)

  • ¼ on the end of year contract paycheck (June 30, 2025)

  • ¼ at the beginning of the 2025-2026 school year (August 15, 2025)
Relocation Incentives
  • Employees living within a 50 mile radius from Carlsbad will be considered for the relocation incentive.

  • Up to 100 miles $2,500

  • 101 to 299 miles $3,500

  • 300 and above $4,500

  • You must provide proof of your current address in order to receive a relocation incentive. We will accept a mortgage statement or a utility bill dated within the last 30 days.
Prorated Incentives

Any hires made after August 1st, will not be eligible to receive a full incentive amount. All incentive payments will be prorated based on the number of contract days worked by the new hire.

Failure to Complete Terms of Contract: Failure to complete the terms of the employment contract in either of the two school years (2024-2025 and 2025-2026) will result in forfeiture of the entire signing/relocation incentive. The employee will be required to reimburse Carlsbad Municipal Schools for the amount received.


We are seeking leaders deeply committed to the success of our scholars, and those who are excited to joining us in our effort to make all of our schools great! 

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408 N. Canyon

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