Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHOH) Teacher at Payne Elementary School

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DC Public Schools
Washington, DC
Published 10 days ago

Payne Elementary is looking for a highly motivated and skilled Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHOH) Teacher to join its team at District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). We are hiring candidates in all content areas and across all grade levels (PK-12) for the upcoming school year. We seek individuals who are passionate about transforming the DC school system and making a significant difference in the lives of our students, families, and communities.

DCPS serves more than 51,000 students in the nation's capital through the efforts of approximately 4,000 educators in 118 schools. As part of a comprehensive reform effort to become the preeminent urban school system in America, DCPS intends to have the highest-performing, best paid, most satisfied, and most honored educator force in the nation.

Position Overview


Every student feels loved, challenged, and prepared to positively influence society and thrive in life.


Ensure that every school guarantees students reach their full potential through rigorous and joyful learning experiences provided in a nurturing environment.

Strategic Priorities

  • Promote Equity: Define, understand, and promote equity so that we eliminate opportunity gaps and systematically interrupt institutional bias.
  • Empower our People: Recruit, develop, and retain a talented, caring, and diverse team.
  • Ensure Excellent Schools: Increase the number of excellent schools throughout the city.
  • Educate the Whole Child: Provide rigorous, joyful, and inclusive academic and social emotional learning experiences to ensure all students are college and career ready.

This position is a safety-sensitive position. As a result, throughout employment this position will be subject to the Employee Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy.

The Government of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the Government of the District of Columbia. Applicants will receive more information on how to fulfill this requirement during the selection process.

The Teacher (10-month) will report to the Principal.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Sets and reinforces clear expectations and routines that are aligned with the school’s overall vision. Develops and implements curricula and activities to meet academic standards.
  • Thoughtfully plans daily lessons and implements specific strategies to meet the needs of all students, providing extra support, enrichment, or variation of work when necessary.
  • Demonstrates strong content knowledge.
  • Designs and implements assessments that measure progress towards academic standards; and diagnoses areas of student misunderstanding.
  • Uses assessment data to refine curriculum; and informs instructional practices.
  • Is accountable for students’ academic growth; and increases each individual student’s achievement. Creates a positive, achievement-oriented learning environment.
  • Reflects on successes and areas of growth as a teacher, seeks to improve performance, and responds to feedback.
  • Participates in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions.
  • Invests parents and families in their children’s academic success through regular communication.


  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Must meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • OSSE-issued credential or valid credential from another state
  • 1 year of full-time lead teaching experience
  • Enrolled in a teacher preparation program
  • Registered for at least 2 of the 4 required educator credentialing exams
  • Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector a plus.
  • Strong instructional skills and classroom management.
  • Enthusiasm for and demonstrated mastery of subject matter.
  • Unrelenting commitment to students, self, and school’s constant learning and development.
  • Ability to self-reflect on teaching practices and be responsive to feedback.

DCPS Values

  • STUDENTS FIRST: We recognize students as whole children and put their needs first in everything we do.
  • COURAGE: We have the audacity to learn from our successes and failures, to try new things, and to lead the nation as a proof point of PK-12 success.
  • EQUITY: We work proactively to eliminate opportunity gaps by interrupting institutional bias and investing in effective strategies to ensure every student succeeds.
  • EXCELLENCE: We work with integrity and hold ourselves accountable for exemplary outcomes, service, and interactions.
  • TEAMWORK: We recognize that our greatest asset is our collective vision and ability to work collaboratively and authentically.
  • JOY: We enjoy our collective work and will enthusiastically celebrate our success and each other.

Apply today at Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; however, we encourage candidates to apply as early as possible to receive priority consideration for early hiring and signing bonus opportunities.

Payne Elementary is looking for a highly motivated and skilled Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHOH) Teacher to join its team at District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). We are hiring candidates in all content areas and across all grade levels…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required


USD 56,313 - USD 90,905Bonuses of up to $10,000 annually


At DCPS, you don't have to choose between doing what you love and making a great living. We believe teachers are highly skilled professionals and should be compensated accordingly. Our progressive salary scale is the first in the nation to reward excellence in a real way. Top teachers can earn up to $100,000 in salary and bonuses by their fourth year and win awards of up to $10,000 for classroom excellence. Simply put, great teachers can earn more in DCPS than in any other district in the DMV area.  

Additionally, as an employee of DC Public Schools you are eligible for the following benefits: 

Health Insurance 

  • HMO (Aetna, Kaiser Permanente, or United HealthCare) 
  • PPO (Aetna) 
  • POS (United HealthCare) 
  • Dental and Optical Insurance (Plans provided by the Washington Teachers’ Union) 

Other Insurance 

  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance 
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance 
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance 

Other Benefits 

  • Teacher’s Retirement Plan 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (for dependent care & health care) 
  • 403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuities 
  • DC Teachers Federal Credit Union 
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan 
  • Loan Cancellation or Deferment 
  • AT&T Discount Program for District of Columbia Employees 
  • Employer Assisted Housing Program (Up to $11,500 for first-time homebuyers in DC) 
  • HUD Good Neighbor Next Door Program (50% off the list price for HUD homes) 
  • Discounted memberships to Washington Sports Clubs 

Please visit the DCPS Human Resources page for additional information. 

At DCPS, you don't have to choose between doing what you love and making a great living. We believe teachers are highly skilled professionals and should be compensated accordingly…


Washington, DC, USA

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