Meet the Breakthrough Administrative Team

Joe Breedlove, Executive Director
Joe is a Fort Worth native with more than 30 years of experience in education. He is a graduate of Fort Worth Country Day and Texas Christian University, and has served as Breakthrough director since 2002. He lives in Fort Worth with his wife, Andrea, and his two children, McKenna (18) and Joseph (15).

Nicole Masole, Program Director
Nicole received a BA in Plan II Honors and Government from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s in Secondary Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. During college, Nicole served as a teaching fellow at Breakthrough Fort Worth for two summers and also served as a campus leader at UT-Austin. After graduation, Nicole joined Teach For America as a seventh-grade mathematics teacher in St. Louis and also gained summer experience with Goldman Sachs as an analyst and Teach For America Institute as a corps member advisor.

Rudi Flores, Director of Student Services
Rudi returns to Breakthrough in the permanent role as middle school coordinator and in the summer, he serves as the dean of students. Rudi was a Breakthrough student from 2001-03 and taught in the Breakthrough summer program from 2005-10. He served as a corps member and team leader for City Year (an AmeriCorps national service network) in San Antonio, where he completed 4,000 hours of service at S.J. Davis Middle School working with sixth-grade math classes. Rudi was the first in his family to graduate from college and holds a BA in Electronic Media with a minor in Spanish from The University of Texas at El Paso.


List of 3 members.

  • Mr. Joseph Breedlove 78

    Director of Breakthrough, Boys Basketball Program Director and Head Coach
    (817) 302-3294
    Texas Christian University - B.B.A.
    Year appointed: 1998
  • Mr.  Rudi Flores 

    Breakthrough Operations Director
    (817) 302-3280 ext. 3314
    Year appointed: 2013
  • Jessica Manzano-Valdez 

    Breakthrough Programming Director
    Year appointed: 2021
4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76109
Phone: 817.732.7718
Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a JK-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.