Join Our Team. Make an Impact.
Grow Your Career.

We would love to welcome you to the Breakthrough community.

Welcome to Breakthrough Public Schools

We are an innovative network of public, nonprofit, K-8 schools with 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 3,000 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.

At Breakthrough, 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.


Middle School Math / Middle School Science Teachers

*Valid Ohio teaching license or in the process of obtaining a valid Ohio teaching license

At Breakthrough, You Can

Make an Impact

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.


Work Hard Within a Team

Teaching at Breakthrough could be the hardest job you’ll ever love. Teddy Roosevelt said, “The greatest joy in life is working hard at work worth doing.” We would add that doing hard work along with a team of dedicated and talented educators makes it all the more meaningful. You will be surrounded by awe-inspiring educators who show up every day on behalf of the children of Cleveland. We prioritize shared planning time and cohort-based professional learning communities to foster collaboration and shared efficacy.

Grow and Develop

Breakthrough educators experience first-class support to grow and develop their craft. Our school leaders (Principals, Deans of Instruction, and Deans of Culture) lead with teacher support at the forefront. All teachers receive one-on-one coaching to support lesson planning, lesson delivery, and data analysis. We provide additional support to hone your classroom management skills and build meaningful relationships with your scholars and families.

We leverage the collective expertise of our educators by designing cohort-based experiences; therefore, teachers can learn with and from educators teaching the same grade and subject to perfect their craft continuously.


Build a Career Path

Teaching IS leadership. However, for those who seek school leadership opportunities, we provide the training and pathway to get you there. We believe deeply in growing our leaders and providing leadership programming and fellowships for those that wish to pursue the next step into school leadership; 64% of current school leaders began their careers at Breakthrough as a teacher.

Why Teachers Love BPS

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.