E.L. Haynes Public Charter School

Washington, DC

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E.L. Haynes Public Charter School
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Middle School Science Teacher, Grades 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 named for Dr. Euphemia Lofton Haynes - the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate in mathematics and a DC public school teacher for 47 years. E.L. Haynes is among the top-performing charter schools in Washington D.C., and is recognized locally and nationally as a model as well as for our exceptional student achievement gains.  E.L. Haynes currently serves nearly 1,200 students in grades PreK-12.

Our Mission 

Every E.L. Haynes student of every race, socioeconomic status, ability level, 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 primary responsibilities of an E.L. Haynes classroom teacher include:

  • Plan and deliver exceptional instruction based on E. L. Haynes' rigorous academic standards, student assessment data, and E. L. Haynes curriculum framework. 
  • Conduct and organize on-going assessments of student performance using multiple assessment tools including standardized tests, performance assessments, anecdotal records, and individualized assessments as appropriate. 
  • Collaborate and co-teach with Inclusion and ELL teachers and Teaching Associates (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 learning. 
  • Engage parents and families in their students' academic success in keeping with the principle that the primary relationship between the school and a family is through the classroom teacher.  
  • 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. 
  • Other duties as assigned


The ideal candidate will have a four-year degree in Math, Science, or Education; two or more years of teaching experience in an urban setting; will be highly qualified to teach Math and Science.  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 instruction. 
  • Have experience with data-driven instruction. 
  • Have a proven track record of being a strong team player. 
  • Be committed to his/her own learning and professional development.

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.


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