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Welcome to Breakthrough Public Schools
We are an innovative network of public, nonprofit, K-8 schools with distinct educational approaches and rigorous educator development.
Breakthrough teachers are committed to ensuring that every student in Cleveland can receive an excellent education that sets them up for success in life. If you’re an educator ready to make an impact, join our movement & apply today!
Breakthrough Public Schools is a nationally recognized charter school network established as a commitment to increasing educational options for Cleveland families. Serving more than 3,100 students across five K-8 campuses, we are committed to setting our scholars on an early pathway to lifelong success in school, college, and career. Each day, we continue to build equitable, anti-racist environments and cultures in our schools where scholars and adults can grow and thrive. In addition, we strive to develop a growing network of distinctive school options that prepare Cleveland area students for success in life.
Mica and Mariah Jordan both teach 3rd Grade at Village Prep. In fact, their classrooms are directly across the hall from one another! Read more about them here.
Doors open at 7:35AM
School officially starts at 8:00AM
Dismissal officially starts at 2:15PM
Why Teachers Love BPS
The support at this school is unparalleled to any other school I've seen. I especially love teaching here because I have a coach assigned to me who encourages me, challenges me, and cares about me!
6th grade math teacher, 3 years at Breakthrough
Hands down it is the kids!! Having worked at Breakthrough for 8 years, it has been amazing to become a constant in so many families' lives! I have had the privilege of teaching all siblings in many families and you can tell how much that consistency has meant to both the kids and their families!
8th grade science teacher, 8 years at Breakthrough
I teach at BPS because I love the smiles and laughter in my classroom. When students are happy to be at school, it’s powerful.
5th grade ELA teacher, First year at Breakthrough
The best part about teaching here is being embraced every single morning by my scholars who were in my very first kinder class back in 2015. Every year, every class. I'm reminded every single day that I made/make an impact in these babies' lives. I love them and they know it.
8 years at Breakthrough
The best part about teaching at Breakthrough Public Schools is working with a co-teacher and the support and training teachers receive.
2nd Grade teacher, 5 years at Breakthrough
I teach here because of the autonomy and trust that I have received from Leadership in order to create a classroom environment that my students can thrive in. However, the best part of teaching would be the students! Teaching middle school each day, each year with them is different and magical and I wouldn't change a thing!
8th grade History teacher, 12 years at Breakthrough
The best part of teaching at BPS is the amazing relationships you develop with scholars and their families. We have many opportunities to develop close bonds and the scholars become part of the BPS family very quickly. Positively influencing scholars' lives is a wonderful experience.
Physical Education teacher, 7 years at Breakthrough
I teach at BPS because the teachers care not only about the academic learning but the whole child. I believe our school is a safe place for kids. As a teacher, I feel supported and seen and every year I am challenged to keep bettering myself and my teaching.
2nd grade teacher, 4 years at Breakthrough
The best part of teaching at BPS is the opportunity to teach entire families. I have had the pleasure of teaching the oldest, middle and youngest child in several different families throughout my time here at BPS. It's cool because those families begin to feel like your family. Since I have worked with the same families for many years, it helps to build a stronger sense of trust between families and teachers. A strong family connection is important in a school setting as it promotes the idea of, 'it takes a village' and every child needs and deserves a strong village.
4th grade Math teacher, 6 years at Breakthrough
I teach here because my daughter attended Breakthrough Schools and is the best person I know. I loved their leadership style and I loved the teaching style. It was the motivation I needed to become a teacher here at BPS. I have never regretted choosing to teach here! Each year has been a roller coaster, with twists and turns and I appreciate the ride.
3rd grade teacher, 5 years at Breakthrough
I love teaching at Breakthrough because of the relationships I build with kids. Each year is dynamic journey that allows me to tap into creativity that enhances my teaching practice. I love watching how students evolve as learners through the year and the joy that they feel when their hard work and perseverance pays off.
3rd grade teacher, 6 years at Breakthrough
The best part about teaching at Breakthrough is that you have colleagues who support you in the tough times and the joyous times. We have an administration that recognizes all that we do to support our students and they support us in return. I teach here because we have all the support we need to help our students achieve success!
2nd grade teacher, 8 years at Breakthrough
At Breakthrough, You Can
At Breakthrough, you will make an immediate impact on the children of Cleveland. We serve over 3,000 students in our city, and every single one needs a transformational teacher to guide and support their development. Research shows that the classroom teacher is the greatest influence on a child's academic growth and development. You can be "that" educator for the bright and hopeful students you teach every day.
We embrace diversity and the power of inclusion.
We believe that a diverse, inclusive learning environment fosters success in educational achievement and performance outcomes, drives innovative thinking, enhances our service to stakeholders, and fosters a workplace where all employees, students, and families are respected and valued. We are committed to pursuing the goal of a culturally competent workforce that is reflective of and/or sensitive to the communities we serve.
In our future colleagues, we look for:
Exude passion for and commitment to urban education and our mission.
Model integrity and respect, day in and day out.
Be driven by what promotes student success.
Engage in collaboration, reflection, and professional growth.
Join Our Team
We’re growing, we’re hiring, and we need the best talent for our scholars.