Breakthrough Greater Boston Teaching Fellows are bright, energetic, and driven. They come from diverse academic and personal backgrounds, but share a strong commitment to learning the art of teaching, to advancing equity and opportunity, and to making a real and lasting impact on their students. Breakthrough intentionally recruits college students from backgrounds that align with our students’ to create strong mentor-mentee relationships and to diversify the teaching force. Each year, over half of our teaching fellows are of color and over 75% of our alum go onto pursue a career in education.
Since 1992, Breakthrough Greater Boston has trained over 1,000 college and high school students to become the next generation of urban teachers. Teaching at Breakthrough has been ranked by Princeton Review as one of the Top Ten Internships in the US, along with working at the White House and the Supreme Court. As a result of the challenging and rewarding nature of teaching at Breakthrough, we are routinely able to secure high caliber teachers from some of the best colleges and universities across the nation.
Instructional Coaches are master teachers with a passion for training, mentoring and supporting the next generation of urban educators. Instructional Coaches guide and support our teaching fellows as they embark on their first classroom experience by providing regular observations, feedback sessions, lesson plan support and ongoing professional development. We work hard to engage teachers from our partner schools and districts as coaches. And many of our teaching fellow alum return to serve as Instructional Coaches at Breakthrough!