Who are they?

Breakthrough teachers are young people who choose to make a difference in the lives of Breakthrough students. They are smart, committed, passionate about learning and ready to change lives!

Breakthrough Teaching Fellows Practice Excellence

The average GPA is a 3.6
The pool typically consists of 17 college students and eight high school students from across the country. Their schools are:
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Duke University
  • Fort Worth Country Day
  • Jonesboro High School (Jonesboro, AR)
  • Oklahoma Baptist University
  • Paschal High School
  • Purdue University
  • Rice University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • St. John’s School (New Hampshire)
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Christian University
  • The Ohio State University
  • Trimble Tech High School
  • Trinity Valley School
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Rochester
  • Vanderbilt University
Breakthrough Teaching Fellows Show Initiative
  • Breakthrough teaching fellows are in various organizations across their campuses, and many of them are leaders or have even founded organizations on their campus.
Breakthrough Teaching Fellows Are Intentional
  • Breakthrough teaching fellows are able to set goals, long and short, and, regardless of the challenges they face, they are always able to find a way to achieve them! They are purposeful in their actions and why they have committed to being a Breakthrough teaching fellow.
Breakthrough Teaching Fellows Invest in Others
  • Breakthrough is about the students, and Breakthrough teaching fellows know that! They willingly “Keep Kids in Focus” and work together every day to ensure that they are collectively committed to and invested in Breakthrough students.
Breakthrough Teaching Fellows Persist
  • A summer at Breakthrough is hard work and for many teaching fellows, a summer at Breakthrough becomes the hardest job they have ever done in their lives! However, Breakthrough teaching fellows express an ability to push through any and all challenges because they are deeply committed to ensuring the best summer and education possible for Breakthrough students.
4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76109
Phone: 817.732.7718
Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a K-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.