Meet Our Teachers

Breakthrough SJC trains college students to teach in the summer and school-year programs as part of its unique students-teaching-students model. With guidance and support from directors and experienced professional instructional coaches, college students shoulder the responsibilities of full-time educators as they implement curricula, plan daily lessons, manage student behavior, and commit their time to helping younger students follow in their footsteps on the road to college.

Breakthrough SJC Teaching Fellows

  • 40 percent share the experience of being first generation college students
  • 80 percent are teachers of color (nationally only 16 percent of teachers are teachers of color)
  • 84 percent attend selective colleges (nationally only 7% of teachers attended selective colleges)
  • Average GPA of BTSJC teaching fellow is a 3.60

Breakthrough SJC teaching fellows come from prestigious of colleges and universities across the nation:

Florida State University
Stanford University
Barnard College
Swarthmore University
Brown University
The College of William and Mary
Carlton College
Tufts University
Claremont McKenna College
Tulane University
Columbia University
University of Alabama
Connecticut College
University of California, Berkeley
Cornell University
University of California, Davis
Dartmouth College
University of California, Irvine
George Washington University
University of California, Los Angeles
Harvard College

University of Chicago
Harvard University
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Harvey Mudd College
University of Notre Dame
Loyola University Chicago
University of Oklahoma
Morehouse College
Middlebury College
University of Pennsylvania
Northeastern University
University of Rochester
Northwestern University
University of Southern California
Pomona College
University of Texas, Austin
Rice University
University of Virginia
Southern Methodist University
Vanderbilt University
St. John’s College

Breakthrough Collaborative

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