Breakthrough Leadership

Breakthrough's Leadership is responsible for ensuring our school network provides all our students a sustainable, high-quality college preparatory education. Comprised of leaders from throughout our network of schools, the Breakthrough Leadership Team works together to address our network's short-term and long-term strategic challenges and opportunities.

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Celeste Farmer

Chief Financial Officer

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Megan Johnston

Chief Operating Officer

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Juliet Kaye

Chief of staff

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Andrew McRae

Chief Academic Officer

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Stephanie Wernet

Chief Information Officer

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Brittany Hurd

Chief Alumni Success Officer

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Melissa Barrett Burkeet

Principal Supervisor

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Tommy Bigelow

Managing Director of bit systems administration

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Valencia Kimbrough

Managing Director of Talent Acquisition

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Morgan Leavitt

Managing Director of Teaching and Learning

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Nick Martin

managing director of data

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Chris O'Brien

Managing Director of Leadership Development

Dr. Ami Rudd

Managing Director of Student Services

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Danielle Sobel

Managing Director of Talent Development

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Emily Spine

Managing Director of operations

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Jayah Watters-Clark

managing director of communications

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Kareemah Williams

Managing Director, Community Engagement and Enrollment

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John Zitzner

President, Friends of Breakthrough

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Susan Ertle

Executive Director, Friends of Breakthrough