Meet Our Teachers

Kim McCleary, Breakthrough Teaching Fellow, Summer 2013, Texas Christian University
“This has been the best summer of my life so far. I have grown to love this program and my students. My life is forever changed! Breakthrough not only changes the lives of its students, but the lives of its teachers as well.”

Mary Claire Ekstrom, Breakthrough Teaching Fellow, Summer 2013, Fort Worth Country Day
“The program gives the students pride and dignity for their diligence, which just goes to support something the director said in the first week of training: You don’t have to be rich to be enriched.”

Betty Chen, Breakthrough Teaching Fellow, Summer 2013 and 2014, Duke University, Breakthrough Campus Leader
“Teaching at Breakthrough reminded me of the resilience of young people—and the powerful impact we can make, as teachers, students and administrators. Seeing the power of teamwork and that impact is one of the most meaningful things I have been involved in in my life.”

William Nober, Breakthrough Teaching Fellow, Summer 2013, Fort Worth Country Day
“Breakthrough is a window into an entirely different world for me. Between the cheers, the small classes, the student teachers and the helpful administrators, Breakthrough has an atmosphere that I have never seen anywhere else. I will walk away from this summer with a new respect for diversity, for all the teachers that have helped me throughout my own education, and for the determination that both middle school students and young adults have to end the opportunity gap.”
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.