E.L. Haynes Public Charter School
Reading Intervention Teacher - Grades 6-8
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
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 Reading Intervention Teacher will instruct students at risk for reading
failure in small groups as a supplement to their reading instruction in the
Readers’ Workshop. The Reading
Intervention Teacher will use diagnostics, formative assessments, and summative
assessments to design appropriate reading intervention for students in the
areas of decoding, fluency, comprehension and spelling. The Reading Intervention Teacher will have
several programs available, including Wilson Language System and Fountas and
Pinnell LLI program, to use with students, but may also use professional
judgment to design and tailor interventions.
The Reading Intervention Teacher will report directly to the Principal
of E. L. Haynes Georgia Avenue campus.
include, but are not limited to:
- Conduct a variety of formal and
informal assessments (including the DRA, Teacher’s College Assessment,
fluency assessments, running records, Wilson Assessment of Decoding and
Encoding, WIST) for students who are being considered for participation in
reading intervention. Compile and
analyze all reading data (including DRAs, interim assessments, input from
teachers) for individual students to determine which students should
receive reading intervention and to design the appropriate intervention
program (including Wilson Language System, Wilson Just Words, LLI, other).
- Based on student reading levels
and pacing expectations, set up appropriately matched intervention
groups. Create a schedule for
groups that works with their classroom schedules.
- Set ambitious goals for students
in the pacing of their mastery of benchmark skills of the reading
- Design and implement engaging
instruction for students in reading intervention groups using the Wilson
Reading System or LLI scope and sequence and lesson plan templates with
- Use formative assessments and a
student notebook system to track student progress in mastery of each
student’s target reading skills.
- Communicate regularly with
general education teachers, ELL teachers, and inclusion teachers regarding
students’ learning objectives and progress.
- Send weekly plans via email to
all teachers who work with each student.
- Submit input for quarterly
progress reports to all relevant teachers.
- Prepare updates on student
progress and goals for IEP meetings of students with disabilities.
- Communicate regularly with
students’ families about students’ learning objective and progress.
- Create homework for students.
- Create and share activities for
students to do at home with their families, including leveled reading,
vocabulary and sight word lists.
- Conduct summative assessments to
determine student progress at the end of the school year.
- Support the literacy instruction
and assessment of students as needed (e.g., participate in grade-level
literacy planning meetings, support the administration of DC-CAS for
The ideal candidate will have two or more years of teaching experience in an
urban setting and will be highly qualified under NCLB. He/she will also:
- Be relentless about meeting the needs of
every child in a diverse population.
- Be a strong classroom manager.
- Be an effective planner of
standards-based units and lessons that include differentiated
- Have experience with data-driven
- Have a proven track record of being a
strong team player.
- Be committed to his/her own learning and
Spanish speakers and persons of color are
strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary & Benefits
We offer a competitive salary and benefits
package, depending on experience and qualifications.
E.L. 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