E.L. Haynes Public Charter School
High School ELL & Inclusion Teacher
E.L. Haynes Public Charter School
was founded in 2004 and has an award-winning program based on effective
practices for advancing student achievement. E.L. Haynes is among the top-performing
charter schools in Washington D.C., and is recognized locally and nationally as
a model and for our exceptional student achievement gains. E.L. Haynes
currently serves over 800 students in grades PreK-9 and continues to grow until
it serves PreK-12th grade.
Every E.L. Haynes student of
every race, socioeconomic status, and home language will reach high levels of
academic achievement and be prepared to succeed at the college of his or her
choice. Every E.L. Haynes student will be adept at mathematical
reasoning, will use scientific methods effectively to frame and solve problems,
and will develop the lifelong skills needed to be successful individuals,
active community members, and responsible citizens.
The E. L. Haynes Public Charter School is seeking a dual-certified High School Inclusion
and ELL Teacher for the 2012-2013 school year. The Inclusion Teacher will be
charged with providing direct instruction, creating an integrated,
collaborative approach to planning, instruction, and alternate assessment for
our early childhood students with moderate to severe developmental and academic
needs. The Inclusion Teacher reports directly to the High School Principal.
The primary responsibilities of an E.L.
Haynes Inclusion teacher include:
- Develop Individualized Education
Programs (IEPs) for a caseload of students with identified special needs
that are aligned with E.L. Haynes rigorous learning standards.
- Provide direct instruction using
evidence-based methods, including but not limited to Applied Behavior
Analysis (ABA), TEACCH, discrete trial, incidental learning, Pivotal
Response Treatment, augmented communication, picture exchange
communication, sensory diets, and vocational training.
- Teach functional academic skills
and adaptive living skills to promote social competency.
- Collaborate with general
education teachers and related service providers to identify instructional
strategies that promote student success in all content areas to promote
participation in an inclusive environment.
- Assist students, families, and
staff in understanding students’ exceptionalities so that all can advocate
for and support students’ achievement of their academic, behavioral, and
- Embrace E. L. Haynes Educational
Program; Ensure access to core content areas—language arts, math, science,
and social studies.
- Measure student progress toward
state and national standards.
primary responsibilities of an E.L. Haynes ELL Teacher include:
Assist students, families, and staff in
understanding language acquisition and literacy development so that all
can support students’ achievement of their language and literacy goals.
o Maintain a current understanding of
research and instructional best practices in the field of English Language
o Organize a teacher resource center
with useful articles, books, and other references.
o Disseminate professional literature to
relevant E. L. Haynes staff.
o Disseminate information about ELL
professional development opportunities to staff.
Identify students who qualify for English
Language supplemental services and determine the level and nature of services
for each student:
o Review new student registration forms
and past school records to identify students who may benefit from ELL support.
o Conduct diagnostic assessments within
the first two weeks of school (or within the first week of a student’s entry
for mid-year registrants) to determine students’ levels of English proficiency.
o Organize and disseminate language
proficiency assessment data to relevant school personnel.
o Use language proficiency and literacy
assessment data, school records, classroom observation, teacher input and
parent input to determine the level and nature of services needed for each
Design and implement engaging instruction
either in the general education classroom or in pull-out sessions that leads
to English language fluency in both conversational and academic situations
o Conducting, organizing and analyzing
on-going assessments of student performance using multiple assessment tools.
o Designing and implementing daily
lessons that engage all learners, fit in with a long-term learning plan, follow
the E. L. Haynes lesson plan format, and are aligned with E. L. Haynes academic
o Implementing academic, social, or
behavioral interventions and accommodations for individual students.
o Ensuring coherence in students’
educational programs by coordinating instruction, discussing student work, and
sharing best practices with E. L. Haynes’ literacy, ELL, and
As needed, participate in multi-disciplinary
team meetings, IEP meetings, weekly Academic and Social Student Support
meetings, and other student-centered meetings.
Collaborate with general education teachers and
o Hold a yearly planning meeting with
partner teaching teams to discuss:
§ goals for the year,
§ working relationship, expectations,
§ schedule and classroom routines,
§ communication with families, and
§ ELL student needs:
· class assessment data
· classroom design that is conducive to
English language acquisition
· initial thoughts about the best
instructional approaches for particular students
o Throughout the year,
§ Supply teachers with descriptions of
what to expect from students at different levels of English proficiency and
strategies to improve classroom performance.
§ Hold regular consultation and planning
sessions with partner teaching teams in which the team discusses instructional
strategies that promote success for all students, but particularly for English
§ Provide in-class assistance,
demonstrations, feedback, or model lessons for teachers implementing strategies
for ELL students.
§ Hold regular check-in meetings to
discuss student achievement data.
§ When relevant, participate in Academic
and Social Student Support meetings.
Serve as a resource to families:
o Share information with families about
E. L. Haynes’ English Language Learning program’s goals, principles, and
o Prepare progress reports for each ELL
student 4 times per year using reporting procedures agreed upon by the teaching
staff and Principal.
o Attend family conferences and share
progress reports with family and teachers.
o Participate in planning and implementation
of school-wide family workshops.
Be an active member of the E. L. Haynes
Professional Learning Community:
o Work with Director of Student Support
Services to identify staff development needs in best practices in English
language acquisition and plan workshops to meet those needs.
o Embrace E. L. Haynes educational
program social curriculum
o As needed, participate in the
Instructional Leadership Team.
o Participate in E. L. Haynes
Professional Development workshops, including the Summer Professional
o Seek out additional opportunities for
professional development that will lead to achieving personal professional
- Work with the
Director of Student Support Services to prepare for compliance monitoring.
o Remain up-to-date in English Language
Learning/Bilingual Education law and regulations, including federal and local
law and policies.
o Maintain files for English Language
Learning students that include assessment data, evidence of service provision,
student work samples, and parent contact logs.
- The ideal candidate will have two
or more years of teaching experience in an urban setting and will be
highly qualified under NCLB.
- Have dual teaching certification
in ELL and Special Education.
- Content and teaching expertise
and skilled in the use document based questions to assess student
- Proven ability to teach rigorous
college ready texts to diverse populations.
- Clear understanding of standards
based curriculum, standards based assessment, and differentiated
- Proven ability to use models and
exemplars to drive instruction.
- Proven ability to work as a
member of a team.
- Commitment to meeting the needs
of every child in a diverse population.
- Commitment to his/her own
learning and professional development.
- Strong collaborative
Salary & Benefits
We offer a competitive salary and
benefits package, depending on experience and qualifications.
Haynes is an equal-opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire,
and promote for all jobs on the basis of merit, qualifications, skills and
competence. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national
origin, marital status, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or
any other protected status. E.L. Haynes will fully comply with all
employment-related and other laws. All employment decisions will be made solely
on the basis of the individual's qualifications as related to the requirement
of the position being filled.
Please visit the Join Our Team
page, Open Positions on the E.L. Haynes website; www.elhaynes.org/positions.html to submit an application. You may upload your
resume and other relevant documents.