Frequently Asked Questions

For which positions are you hiring?

A: Breakthrough Schools is hiring for a wide variety of positions. We are looking for general education and special education teachers, school leaders, school-based support staff, and network staff. We have teaching positions for grades Kindergarten to 8th grade, for both new and experienced teachers. Check our job board for all current positions.

What are the requirements for teaching at a Breakthrough school?

A: We are always looking for excellent teachers! We need smart, mission-driven, motivated individuals to make this vision a reality. Our teachers need to hold a valid OH teaching license. To learn more about the OH certification process, please visit the Ohio Department of Education website here.

My certification is not from Ohio — Do I need to take more tests? How do I transfer my certification?

A: You should visit the Ohio Department of Education website for more information about transferring an out of state license here.

Do I need a credential to teach at a Breakthrough School?

A: Yes, all Breakthrough Schools comply with any applicable state and federal laws, which means all of our teaching staff must hold a valid Ohio teaching license.

What is the experience and background of a typical Breakthrough teacher?

A: The experience and background of our teachers varies, however they all share common qualities and characteristics that can be found on our Careers Overview page.

Where can I find more information on the Breakthrough Schools' curriculum?

Each of our schools use slightly different curriculum that are aligned to Ohio state standards. You can find more information about each of their curriculums on the individual school websites.

What does the parent-school partnership look like at Breakthrough Schools?

A: Teachers and parents have the same goal: student success. Our schools partner with parents in many ways, such as coming to the school in the evenings for events like back-to-school night, report card nights, literacy nights and teacher appreciation week.

I have more questions! Who can I ask?

We’re always available to answer your specific questions. Please send an email to


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