E.L. Haynes Public Charter School
Special EducationTeacher - High School (Grades 9-10)
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 900 students in grades PreK-10 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.
Special Education Teacher Responsibilities
Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for a caseload of students with
identified special needs that are aligned with E.L. Haynes rigorous
- 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 social goals.
- 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.
- Plan and deliver
exceptional instruction aligned to E. L. Haynes’ rigorous academic
standards, assessments, student assessment data, and E. L. Haynes
- Conduct and
organize on-going assessments of student performance using multiple
assessment tools including standardized tests, performance assessments,
anecdotal records, homework and individualized assessments as appropriate.
- Collaborate and
co-teach with Lead Teacher (when applicable).
- Create a
classroom culture and environment that demonstrates the E. L. Haynes
Promise by consistently modeling the promise, practicing Responsive
Classroom techniques, displaying recent high-quality student work, and
maintaining a classroom that is designed and organized for maximal student
developmentally appropriate, culturally competent, research based
strategies into teaching and assessment practices.
- Integrate the
use of complex, engaging, standards based problems into teaching practice.
- Create and
assess standards based intellectual and relational connections across
- Engage parents
and families in their students’ academic success.
- Be an active
member of the E. L. Haynes Professional Learning Community.
- Contribute to
the productivity of the school as a whole.
- Attend and
participate in school events outside of regular school hours.
- Remediate skill
deficits without compromising the curricular program.
formative assessments (independent practice, homework, exit tickets, etc.)
literacy strategies into daily instructional routine.
The ideal candidate will
have two or more years of teaching experience in an urban setting and will be
highly qualified under NCLB. The ideal candidate will also possess the
following knowledge and skills:
- A master’s
degree in special education or equivalent. Exceptional candidates
who do not have a master’s degree may be considered.
- Three or more
years of special education and/or general education teaching experience at
the high school level.
Education certification or enrollment in a certification program is
- Experience with
both resource/self-contained and inclusion environments preferred.
working with students with significant intellectual disabilities
working with EasyIEP required.
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