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High School Special Education Math Teacher

November 14, 2023

Washington, D.C.

About The Position:

Special Education Teachers work with students with learning, mental, emotional, or physical disabilities by providing specially designed instruction aligned with individualized education plans and 504s. Working alongside general classroom teachers and in coordination with related service providers, Special Education Teachers serve as case managers, assess and monitor students' progress, design and update IEPs, and collaborate with parents and other school staff to track students' progress.

This 10-month, full-time role will report to the Assistant Director of Student Support Services at the high school campus.

You Will:

  • Provide support and ensure students receive accommodations and modifications to the curriculum, lessons, and learning environment;

  • Maintain a caseload of students with identified special needs;

  • Work together with other teachers and specialists through our inclusive program to reach all students;

  • Keep students on track for success by monitoring progress and data;

  • Ensure services and supports are in compliance with Washington, D.C. and federal laws and regulations;

  • Advocate for students so staff and families understand exceptionalities and the community can support every student’s achievement;

  • Collaborate with general education and other support teachers to ensure student success;

  • Create a positive and supportive classroom culture and environment that puts relationships with students first; 

  • Engage parents and families in their students' academic success;

  • Lead a morning meeting or advisory group to build community and for social, emotional, and academic support;

  • Be an active member of the school community, attending and participating in school events outside of regular school hours, and completing other duties as assigned; and

  • Own your learning through participation in ongoing instructional feedback cycles and individual and team professional development.

You Have:

  • A bachelor’s degree;

  • Two or more years of experience teaching students with disabilities and/or special needs in culturally, demographically, and socially diverse educational settings;

  • A background in math instruction;

  • Experience in data-driven instruction;

  • A clear understanding of standards-based curriculum and standards-based assessment;

  • Demonstrated experience, comfort, and success in building a positive and supportive classroom culture;

  • Used models and exemplars to drive instruction;

  • Strong collaboration skills in order to ensure student success; and

  • Full COVID-19 vaccination.

You Might Also Have:

  • A Washington, D.C. teaching certification;

  • A strong background in differentiated and individualized instruction;

  • Experience in hands-on learning such as experiential learning or project-based learning;

  • Proficiency in another language; and

  • A master’s degree in education or your subject area.

Employee Benefits Package:

E.L. Haynes offers a variety of benefits designed to support and empower employees based on their personal goals and needs. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Parking and metro benefits;

  • Paid-Time Off and parental leave;

  • 403(b) Retirement account with 3% employer contribution;

  • Life, short-term, and long-term disability insurance;

  • Extensive professional development opportunities;

  • Employer-covered options for medical, dental, and vision insurance;

  • Staff preference for enrollment if you and your child reside in DC; and

  • Staff stipend for E.L. Haynes before- and after-care (Pre-K3 – 5th Grade only).

  • Teacher Supports and Perks

We support every member of our staff community to maximize their impact on student learning by providing the tools and support they need to do their best work. This includes a robust system of direct support as well as a competitive salary package. View our Teacher Salary Scale for more compensation information. 

Our collaborative team model is designed to ensure there is ample classroom staffing support, and we offer a variety of resources to teachers, including:

  • Classroom materials and tools, available for purchase in consultation with grade-level leads;

  • Direct support from Instructional Coaches and Assistant Principals;

  • Access to student performance data and help creating data-driven instructional strategies;

  • Opportunity to earn stipends for taking on additional responsibilities (e.g., advising a club, coaching, other special assignments);

  • Access to robust Wellness and social work team supports, including help with Tier 2 and Tier 3 strategies for students;

  • Teacher lounges equipped with free snacks, coffee, filtered water, cutlery and plates, refrigerators, and microwaves; and

  • Budget to decorate their classroom in a way that reflects their values and instructional approach.

  • Supporting Teacher Sustainability Through Our School Year Model

This March, we released our first-ever three-year academic calendar. We designed a new three-year calendar to maximize student learning and growth while supporting staff sustainability and meeting the needs of our diverse family community. Starting next year, teachers will be further supported by our school calendar in the ways listed below.

Teacher planning and professional development time: Teachers will get every Wednesday afternoon to focus on planning, as well as seven professional development days throughout the school year, in addition to our week-long All-Staff Institute in August.

Regular breaks throughout the school year to rest and reflect: In addition to various three-day weekends and early dismissals, teachers will receive time off during an October Break, Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, February Break, and Spring Break.

Extended summer break: We lengthened our summer break to create space for extended summer academic and enrichment programming for select students, and for teachers to rest, take on other summer opportunities, or travel.


Bri Brooks
Phone: 202-904-8910
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