- Do you want to help create a more just and kind world?
- Do you believe that diversity is a powerful strength for a school community?
- Do you want to ensure that every student can be successful and prepared to thrive in college, career, and life?
A kind, communicative, social justice leader that seeks a teaching position, with a strong belief that you will prepare students to thrive in college, career, and life. You want to teach students to create a more just and equitable world. You have a growth mindset, want to develop the perspective, agency, and urgency to make a positive impact in the world around you, and take actions that promote justice and equity in your community.
We are E.L. Haynes.
A learning community where every student – of every race, socioeconomic status, home language, and ability – prepares to thrive in college, career, and life. Together, we create a more just and kind world.
Founded in 2004 and named for the first African-American woman to earn her Ph.D. in Mathematics, the award-winning E.L. Haynes Public Charter School serves more than 1,135 students in grades Pre-K3 through 12th grade. E.L. Haynes operates two campuses in the Petworth neighborhood of Northwest Washington, DC, and offers a rigorous educational program designed to prepare students to succeed in the college of their choice.
We believe that our most significant contribution to ending systemic injustice is through purposefully empowering our diverse community— as individuals and as a collective— with the skills and the conviction to be effective leaders for equity.
Our mission of student success is inextricably linked with our commitment to equity and the daily efforts of every member of our community to live our motto-Be Kind, Work Hard, and Get Smart.
- Lead For Equity: We challenge ourselves and each other to interrupt inequities and build equitable alternatives.
- Choose Joy: We find, bring, and share joy in our work every day. We practice gratitude, celebrate wins, and offer praise.
- Achieve Excellence: We deliver high-quality work every day. We set ambitious goals, embrace challenges, and hold ourselves and each other to high standards.
- Own Our Learning: We model a growth mindset for our students. We own our actions, mistakes, and learning. We continually look for ways to improve and produce high-quality work.
- Succeed Together: We value every member of our community and treat each other with kindness and care. We build meaningful relationships with students, families, and each other. We achieve more through collaboration and teamwork.
We are different. We are:
- A diverse and inclusive community, with nearly 70% of our staff identifying as people of color.
- The hub of the neighborhood. We are a community school and partner with neighborhood organizations to provide our families with comprehensive medical, dental, and mental health services.
- A place where all community members have their voices heard in the decision-making process.
- A school where students learn in a rigorous and coherent PK-12 environment.
About our academic program:
We operate an extended year calendar with an additional 1,000 hours of academic and extracurricular programming beyond the 1,200 hours that every DC student receives. Please read more about our academic program here.
- Plan and deliver exceptional instruction to English Learners based on E. L. Haynes' rigorous academic standards, curriculum framework, graduate profile, and student assessment data;
- Utilize best practices in second language acquisition for teaching ELL students in a co-taught or stand-alone classroom or small group;
- Collaborate with grade-level teams and individual teachers to differentiate and scaffold instruction based on students’ English proficiency levels;
- Provide supports and ensure students receive accommodations and modifications to the curriculum, lessons, and learning environment;
- Conduct formative and summative assessments of student performance;
- Collect and analyze data and student work samples to report on quarterly progress of language and content goals;
- Ensure services and supports comply with Washington, D.C. and federal laws and regulations;
- Create a positive and supportive classroom culture and environment that puts relationships with students first;
- Engage parents and families in their student's success;
- Lead or co-lead a student advisory group to build community and for social, emotional, and academic support; and
- Be an active member of the school community, attending and participating in school events outside of regular school hours, and completing other duties as assigned.
- A bachelor’s degree;
- Two or more years of experience working in culturally, demographically, and socially diverse educational settings;
- Strong experience working with English Learners in a classroom setting;
- Foundational knowledge of second language acquisition;
- A clear understanding of standards-based curriculum and standards-based assessment;
- An ability to build a positive and supportive classroom culture;
- Used models and exemplars to drive instruction;
- Strong collaboration skills to ensure student success; and
- Full COVID-19 vaccination.
You might also have:
- A Washington, D.C. teaching certification;
- A strong background in differentiated and student-centered instruction;
- Knowledge of providing sheltered language instruction in content-area classrooms;
- Experience in hands-on learning such as experiential learning or project-based learning;
- Experience in data-driven instruction;
- Proficiency in another language; and
- A master’s degree in education or your subject area.
We look forward to meeting you!
We proactively recruit, intentionally develop, and deeply value all members of our diverse and highly talented staff community. Our work environment fosters inclusion and authenticity, supporting all staff to thrive in their roles and maximize their impact on our students.
Our hiring process consists of an online application, asynchronous and panel interviews, and written performance activity. Please see more here.
Spanish speakers and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
To help stop the spread of COVID-19, we have reimagined our safety and cleanliness procedures to keep our students, families, and staff as safe as possible. More details can be found here.