Breakthrough teaching fellows come from all different backgrounds, interests and college majors, but they are united in their commitment to help middle school students from under-served schools get on a solid track to college.

Teaching fellows are usually first-time teachers.  Working under the direction of experienced educators who provide support in lesson planning, classroom management and all other aspects of learning, Breakthrough teaching fellows lead the program.DSC_0085

From curriculum implementation, to lunch supervision, to organizing special event days, to creating lesson plans and grading papers, the teaching fellows at Breakthrough make the program the success that it is.

Breakthrough teaching fellows have six to eight students in their classes, which means they can make real connections with the children they teach.  Teaching fellows are positive role models, mentors, leaders and learners.  They demonstrate by example that “it’s cool to be smart.”