- 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 with Literacy content expertise seeking a role designed to accelerate learning in students through targeted support, with a strong belief that you will prepare students to thrive in college, career and life. You want to teach students in order 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.
The Elementary Literacy Intervention Teacher is responsible for supporting student achievement in the area of English Language Arts, with special attention to reading. The Intervention Teachers provides individual or small group instruction to students in need of targeted support. This position reports to the campus Principal.
Designed specifically to address unfinished teaching and learning exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, the person in this role will:
- Plan and deliver exceptional, small group instruction based on E. L. Haynes' rigorous academic standards, curriculum framework, graduate profile, and student assessment data;
- Implement and facilitate evidence-based literacy intervention programs;
- Manage a caseload of students to set ambitious intervention goals that rapidly advance students to grade-level performance. Collaborate with lead teachers to regularly communicate progress with students, staff, and families;
- Conduct and analyze on-going formative and summative assessments of student performance in order to effectively implement and track Tier 1 and Tier 2 literacy support;
- Ensure a continuum of support for students across academic, socio-emotional, and other domains, including serving as an as an active member of grade-level planning and Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) teams;
- Implement culturally relevant and responsive teaching and student supports through collaboration with instructional leadership and special education, ELL, and other teachers;
- Create a positive and supportive classroom culture and environment that puts relationships with students first;
- In collaboration with leader teachers, engage parents and families in their students' success;
- 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.
- Three or more years of elementary Literacy teaching experience in a racially, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse school;
- A deep knowledge of Literacy grade-level standards and a clear understanding of standards-based curriculum and standards-based assessment;
- Successful experience bringing students to or above grade level through effective instruction and scaffolds;
- A growth mindset that recognizes students (and families) are capable of engaging with grade-level standards and rigorous content;
- Expertise in building a positive and supportive classroom culture and productive rapport with staff students, and families;
- Used models and exemplars to drive instruction; and
- Strong organization, communication, and collaboration skills in order to ensure student success.
You might also have:
- A deep knowledge of the Literacy curriculum used at E.L. Haynes; and
- Successful experience bringing students to or above grade level through planning and executing small group instruction and providing effective scaffolds.
Intervention Teachers are 10-month employees and are compensated on the E.L. Haynes teacher salary scale.
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.