• Education Organization Academic Support
  • Washington, DC
  • Apr 30, 2021

Website E.L. Haynes PCS

  • 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?

You are:

A kind and collaborative leader seeking to disrupt systemic racism by aligning your desire to prepare students to thrive in college, career, and life with your best-in-class skills in curriculum design and instructional delivery. Your experience as a curriculum developer, instructional designer, and instructional supervisor has led to transformational student achievement gains for elementary, middle, and/or high school students. You understand from first-hand experience the highest leverage techniques and strategies racially, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse schools need to align instruction across grade levels and bring out the best in teachers and leaders. The connection between a strong instructional culture and a more just and equitable world motivates you daily. Your growth mindset guides your 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.

You will:

Lead Curriculum and Instruction Strategies

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of PK-12 curriculum alignment in all content areas
  • Promote the development of curriculum that is grounded in the intersection of equity, social justice, and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
  • Provide guidance to teachers and leaders on developing instructional materials that are aligned to the academic strategy, instructional vision, CCSS, equity, and social justice.
  • Evaluate and implement cycles of continuous review of identified and selected instructional materials to ensure alignment to the schools’ adopted curriculum and academic strategy
  • Coordinate the selection, purchase, and implementation of new curricular and instructional materials.
  • Identify, develop, and lead effective adoption of PK-12  instructional practices that are aligned across campuses
  • Observe instructional delivery in order to provide school leaders with feedback on trends and opportunities for coaching and professional learning
  • Create curriculum guides and materials prepared for distribution to instructional staff.
  • Oversee and supervise the creation of professional learning systems, structures, and routines

Lead Assessment Strategy:

  • Oversee the development and coordination of a PK-12 assessment strategy
  • Promote the development of an assessment strategy that is grounded in the intersection of equity, social justice, and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
  • With support from principals, lead the adoption and administration of comprehensive reading assessments
  • Oversee the instructional data cycle, including adoption of formative and summative assessments and development of student work analysis protocols, data analysis meeting structures, and creation of the instruction and assessment calendar
  • Serve as liaison between assessment partners and vendors
  • In collaboration with other leaders, develop a plan for the state’s summative assessment administration (PARCC).
  • Serve as liaison between the OSSE and the LEA for the administration of state assessments.

Guide and Support Student Learning Experiences

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of PK-12 signature student learning experiences that are aligned to the curriculum, graduate profile, college and career and readiness, and the school’s vision and mission
  • Develop systems of measurement that support the analysis of student growth against the graduate profile
  • Develop outcomes and systems of measurement that support an understanding of the effectiveness of signature learning experiences to the established outcomes.

You have: 

  • 5-10 years of experience in curriculum development, instructional design, and supervision or school leadership
  • Commitment to the E.L. Haynes mission and core values
  • Experience designing and building systems and managing through the change management process, including addressing setbacks and maintaining focus in the face of competing priorities
  • Demonstrated strength in balancing strategy with application and big picture thinking with minute details
  • Experience working independently toward goals, communicating effectively with colleagues, and engaging in 360-degree feedback processes
  • Demonstrated ability to lead multiple high-profile and complex projects simultaneously in a fast-paced work environment
  • Meticulous detail orientation, organization, and time management
  • Demonstrated experience in developing engaging and impactful communications, presentations, and training
  • Track record for developing positive, empathetic, and productive relationships with colleagues and customers punctuated by grace, competence, and warmth
  • Proficiency with Google Drive and Microsoft Office Suite
  • A bachelor’s or advanced degree in curriculum and instruction, education administration, education leadership, or other relevant field

You might also have:

  • Previous charter school and/or district instructional leadership experience
  • Oral and/or written proficiency in Spanish
  • Experience with Whetstone, Achievement Network, iReady

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.

Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply for this job please visit elhaynes.tedk12.com.

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