Manuela Villa GomezTeacher: Science
Mela joined Excel in the fall of 2020 and currently serves as a 9th-grade biology teacher at Excel Academy Charter High School. Prior to Excel, Mela drafted and taught Climate Preparedness & Marine Biology curriculum at Piers Park Sailing Center in addition to interning for the City of Boston and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley’s district office. Mela holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Boston College. After graduating from the original Excel Academy middle school in 2012, she is happy to be back.