E.L. Haynes Public Charter School ( learn more )

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2900121
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 2, 2018

Job Description

E.L. Haynes Public Charter School

Middle School Assistant Principal

Job Announcement

Start Date: July 2017



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 1,200 students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.


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 Middle School Assistant Principal serves as an instructional leader, administrator, and coach.  The Assistant Principal is responsible for ensuring that all students reach high levels of academic success and supervising teaching staff.  The Assistant Principal reports to the Principal and works closely with the school leadership team serving as an integral part of the middle school leadership team to provide consistent, effective school leadership.  

The Assistant Principal will work in the following areas and will be expected to:


Teaching and Learning

  • Support individual teachers in improving instructional practice and setting and achieving professional growth goals through:
    • Daily to bi-weekly observation and feedback meetings, providing bite-sized, actionable feedback.
    • Bi-weekly data meetings reviewing student work and progress towards standards mastery.
    • Fostering a deep understanding of middle school standards.
  • Review and provide feedback on long term plans, end of year assessments, unit plans, summative and formative assessments, daily lesson plans, and student-facing materials.
  • Co-manage the day-to-day operations of the campus.
  • Support teachers in administering assessments and collecting and analyzing data.
  • Co-plan professional development and provide teachers with analysis of data.
  • Coordinate testing.
  • Diagnose and monitor instruction and the curriculum by utilizing data to maximize achievement in all student subgroups.
  • Communicate with parents about the curriculum/instructional program at E.L. Haynes.  
  • Demonstrate content knowledge and can speak intelligently to strategies that effectively work across contents.
  • Instructional leadership experience with demonstrated high student achievement and/or impressive academic gains.

School Culture

  • Communicate the vision and build teams to support the mission, vision, and values.
  • Embrace the belief that all students can learn at high levels and accept responsibility for meeting student achievement goals.
  • Foster student leadership, efficacy, and stewardship.
  • Communicate frequently and be accessible to students and parents.
  • Engage all families in the life of the school.
  • Student culture vision and approach aligns with ELH (e.g. belief in positive behavior system, restorative practices, etc.) and demonstrates ability to effectively impact/improve our current behavior system/culture.
  • Create and consistently reinforce a high expectations and aspirational culture of achievement and behavior in their classroom with consistency. Creates a culture where it is the prevailing assumption among all students that each can learn and achieve at high levels.

Aligned Staff

  • Recruit, select, and evaluate high quality staff.
  • Co-plan and lead summer training and orientation for new staff.
  • Co-facilitate the setting of school-wide and class level student achievement SMART goals.
  • Lead the Professional Growth Plan Cycle for teachers.
  • Meet with teachers about individual professional development goals.
  • Seek professional development opportunities for individuals and entire staff to support goals.
  • Arrange school visits, support peer observation and critique.
  • Builds effective relationships. Demonstrates empathy and ability to understand the interests of varied constituents and meet them where they are to drive change.

Systems and Operations

  • Assist in developing the schedule for teachers and students.
  • Develop inclusion schedule with Director and Assistant Director of Student Support Services.
  • Demonstrates long-term strategic and systems-oriented thinking and planning skills to meet goals.
  • Ability to diagnose complex problems, identify key issues and root causes, and appropriately prioritize steps to solve the problems.

Personal Leadership

  • Model the behaviors of effective leadership: goal-oriented, facilitative, resilient, adaptive, belief-based action, culturally-competent.
  • Demonstrate self-awareness and commitment to ongoing learning.
  • Use effective interpersonal skills to build trust and ensure accountability.
  • Set ambitious targets and maintains a relentless focus to achieve school goals.
  • Take personal responsibility for student achievement and success.
  • Flexible in their thinking and approach,  understands stakeholders that need to be engaged to resolve an issue, and the impact of decisions on those involved.


  • A belief that all children, from every background, must receive an excellent, college-preparatory education, and are able to reach high levels of academic achievement.
  • A mindset that embraces serving students with English language learning and special needs and belief that all students can and must achieve at high levels.
  • A track record of success as a STEM or Literacy teacher/instructional coach of a high-performing school.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach, lead, and collaborate with adults from a diverse range of perspectives and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and keep strong relationships with diverse students and families.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Self-motivation, and ability to effectively prioritize when juggling competing priorities.
  • Ability to think strategically, translate thoughts to action, and follow-through with all details.
  • Humility, a sense of humor, and flexibility in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred.

Salary & Benefits 

We offer a competitive salary depending on experience and qualifications. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life & disability and flexible spending accounts.

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.


To Apply

Please visit the Join Our Team page on the E.L. Haynes website; https://www.elhaynes.org/apply-for-a-job to submit an application.  You may upload your resume and other relevant documents. If you have any questions about the role please contact Manuela Monsalve, Talent Acquisition Manager at mmonsalve@elhaynes.org.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Administrator > Assistant Principal/Dean/Head
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

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    • Jermaine Elliott
    • 4501 Kansas Avenue NW
    • Washington, District of Columbia 20011

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