Mr. Mello was born and raised in the city of New Bedford, where he participated in a multitude of physical activities and sports from an early age and still tries to as much as possible. Mr. Mello went to Holy Family Holy Name Catholic School before attending Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School. He was enrolled in the shop of Engineering Technology and enjoyed it quite a bit but has always had a knack for learning and helping others learn movement activities. Mr. Mello is always open to trying new things and because of that, he finds himself exploring various interests.
Why did you choose the Alma team?
I chose the Alma team because Alma is well recognized for their success in academic achievement in the local community which I am from.
What do you hope to contribute to Alma?
I hope to contribute a unique energy and passion for Physical Education, motivating each scholar to pursue the healthy, active lifestyle.
What is your top goal during your first year with Alma?
My top goal is to influence all scholars to apply their full capabilities to both new and familiar Physical Education activities.
What teacher made a difference in your life — how?
My Engineering Technology shop teacher at New Bedford Voc Tech – Mr. Volkmann. Mr. Volkmann was one of the more impactful teachers I have had. He was very passionate about all things and had a unique way of turning, what seemed like everything, into a lesson applicable to life. He definitely helped me to discover new interests and promote positive thinking habits, something I am very thankful for.
Why did you become involved in education?
I decided to pursue education because of the magnitude of its impact on the local community as well as the greater community. To me, education is about electrifying the youth to become lifelong learners, motivated to make a difference. I am grateful to be a part of it.
Where did you go to college? What did you like about your college?
I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education at Bridgewater State University. I personally enjoyed the wide variety of courses with interesting topics available to learn about.
What is your favorite book?
My favorite book is The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac.
What is your favorite food?
It’s tough to narrow down my favorite food because I really like everything so to chose just one I would say…Paelha.