Join our team and thrive.

We are currently hiring for the 22/23 School Year!

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 making sure that every student in Cleveland has the opportunity to receive an excellent education that sets them up for success in life. If you’re an educator who is ready to make an impact, join our movement & apply today!

Breakthrough Public Schools was founded in 2010 by Cleveland’s top independent elementary and middle school educators. Breakthrough is supported by the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), nationally recognized by the Gates Foundation, and funded by the Charter School Growth Fund. Breakthrough has grown to serve more than 3,000+ students across 10 schools and receives tremendous local community support.

$2000 Signing Bonus

Paid Licensure Costs

Coaching & Support

Professional Development

Don't have a teaching degree or teaching licensure? That's ok!

We will work with you to get the proper credentials so that you can make an impact this school year.

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.

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.




Join Our Team

We’re growing, we’re hiring, and we need the best talent for our scholars.