MELA for Ms. Elissa
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 8:10 AM

Congratulations to art teacher Ms. Elissa Cedarleaf Dahl on her recent Minneapolis Educator Leadership Award for Arts Integration and JPS Collaborative Mural!

Driven by colleague nominations, MELA awards recognize MPS teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, and support staff for leadership outside of their defined job duties, and award up to $10,000 for creative projects designed to improve their schools.

MELA Awards are directed and funded by the John & Denise Graves Foundation in collaboration with AchieveMpls and Educators for Excellence. Learn more at