- 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 expert in literacy content motivated by the desire to improve teacher practice and increase student achievement, with a strong belief that you will prepare students to thrive in college, career and life. You want to bring evidence-based practices into classrooms by working with and supporting teachers and administrators with the goal of increasing student engagement, improving student achievement, and building teacher capacity. 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.
The Elementary Literacy Instructional Coach works in partnership with the campus leadership team to support teachers in delivering literacy instruction. The Instructional Coach focuses on individual and group professional development that will expand and refine the understanding of research-based effective instruction. In order to meet this purpose, the Instructional Coach will provide personalized support that is based on the literacy goals and identified needs of individual teachers.
This position reports to the campus Principal and collaborates with the Senior Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Director of Professional Learning for guidance and on-going development on the E.L. Haynes coaching program.
Designed specifically to address unfinished teaching and learning exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, the person in this role will:
- Coach Literacy teachers to effectively implement and track Tier 1 and Tier 2 literacy instructional methods with a focus on planning, execution, and small group instruction;
- Model and support teachers to deliver evidence-based and effective instructional strategies;
- Establish and lead cycles of goal setting, lesson planning, content knowledge development, observations, student work analysis, and feedback with teachers;
- Record observation notes and develop key, actionable guidance in alignment with the E.L. Haynes instructional rubric using the Whetstone (our online teaching and learning platform) classroom observation;
- Meet regularly with ELA teachers to provide observation feedback, identify high leverage action steps, and provide support (including practice) with teachers to help them internalize the feedback;
- Review ELA unit and weekly plans for alignment with coaching goals, content, and effective scaffolding;
- Attend school-based teacher leader programming to build coaching skills and provide more targeted feedback;
- Guide teams through planning sessions during Summer Institute and throughout the school year;
- Participate in weekly instructional leadership team (ILT) meetings to promote and evaluate the effectiveness of literacy programming;
- Support the analysis of ELA data, writing samples, and assessments in order to help teachers effectively respond to student need;
- Teach an ELA course to serve as an exemplary instructional model for other teachers to observe;
- Support all teaching staff to implement culturally relevant and responsive teaching practices
- Support literacy instruction and assessment of students as needed (e.g., facilitating ELA small group interventions to further support academic recovery, participate in grade-level planning meetings, support the administration of PARCC for students, etc.)
- Design and deliver professional development sessions to staff (as needed)
- Be an active member of the school community, attending and participating in school events outside of regular school hours, and completing other duties in support of the mission of E.L. Haynes as assigned.
- Five to seven years of Elementary teaching experience in a racially, culturally, and socio-economically diverse school;
- A deep knowledge of ELA grade-level standards and a clear understanding of standards-based curriculum and standards-based assessment;
- Demonstrated track record of success in ensuring all students achieve ambitious academic goals;
- Track record of building effective and student-centered relationships with colleagues;
- A growth mindset that recognizes students (and families) are capable of engaging with grade-level standards and rigorous content;
- Used models and exemplars to drive instruction;
- Knowledge of effective adult learning strategies and techniques;
- Proven ability to lead through influence rather than authority;
- Skilled at empathizing, listening, and building trusting relationships that support colleague growth and development;
- Expertise in building a positive and supportive classroom culture and productive rapport with staff students, and families; and
- Strong communication, project management, and collaboration skills to ensure student and team success.
You may also have:
- An advanced degree in education, curriculum, literacy or related program; and
- Experience with Whetstone, Canvas, Nearpod, Zoom, and other educational technology.
Instructional Coaches are 10-month employees and are compensated as teachers following the E.L. Haynes Teacher Salary Scale. All Instructional Coaches will be expected to work for two weeks during summers and will be compensated by stipend for this additional time. For Summer 2021, they will be expected to start full-time on Monday, August 2nd, 2021 and will receive a $2500 stipend for these two additional weeks of work before all teachers report for SY 2021-2022 (August 16, 2021). Candidates that have a conflict with this expectation should share that in their application. (Stipends will be prorated accordingly.)
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. We offer a competitive salary depending on experience and qualifications. Learn more about our comprehensive benefits package here.
Spanish speakers and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.