Middle School Speech-Language Pathologist

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  • 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?

You are: 

A kind and collaborative leader seeking to disrupt systemic racism by aligning your desire to ensure middle school students achieve the highest degree of academic, emotional, social, and behavioral success with your best-in-class skills in speech and language therapy. You have a proven ability to collaborate with other speech-language pathologists, related service providers, teachers, and families to ensure students with speech and language disorders are identified and provided the highest quality speech and language therapy to address students’ particular needs. You’re committed to ensuring that students from diverse racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds all have the opportunities and access to succeed at high levels. Your growth mindset guides your 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.

You will:

  • Participate in the development of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students who qualify for speech-language therapy as a related service. Create present levels and goals (with objectives as needed) for students that are based on an assessment of current needs. Regularly assess students’ IEP progress and communicate progress to families each quarter in EasyIEP by the deadlines provided by the school;
  • Use knowledge of current research-based best practices to design and implement therapeutic programs for individual students and groups of students based on IEP goals either in the inclusive general education setting, in pull-out sessions, or in special education classrooms. Ensure that students receive the services required per their IEPs;
  • Collaborate with general education teachers, special-education teachers, and other related service providers to identify instructional strategies and accommodations/modifications that promote student success in all content areas;
  • Assist students, families, and staff in understanding students’ speech and language disorders so that all can advocate for and support students’ achievement of their academic, behavioral, language, and social goals. Refer families to outside organizations as appropriate;
  • Maintain the Speech and Language evaluation materials, therapeutic equipment, and supplies; 
  • Complete speech-language screenings and speech-language assessments; and
  • Engage in continuing education and professional growth activities related to speech-language pathology in the school setting.

You have: 

  • A license to provide speech-language services in Washington, DC;
  • Two or more years of experience working in culturally, demographically, and socially diverse educational settings; 
  • Inner ability, stamina, and self-care strategies necessary to work with a high needs population;
  • Strong organizational and communication skills;
  • Strong motivational interviewing skills;
  • Proven ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Commitment to meeting the needs of every child in a diverse population;
  • Commitment to your own learning and professional development; and
  • Strong collaborative capabilities.

You might also have:

  • Experience working with middle school students; and
  • Oral and/or written proficiency in Spanish.

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.

Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • 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?


Details at a Glance

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


3600 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010, USA

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