Summer 2022 Breakthrough Instructional Coach Application
Thank you for your interest in Breakthrough!

Instructional Coaches are integral to the success of Breakthrough Teaching Fellows and students, and we are thrilled you are applying to coach. You'll grow your instructional, leadership, and coaching skills while inspiring others to enter the classroom.
The deadline to apply to be a Summer 2022 instructional coach is April 29, 2022.  You may save and come back to your work by selecting “Save my progress and resume later” at the top or bottom of any page.

After submission of your application, the director at your site of choice will be in contact with you directly if you are advanced in the selection process. You may be contacted by phone or email. To avoid missing critical communication, please add to your safe-senders list. 

If you have questions about the process, please email Specific questions about your site of choice should be directed to the director at that site.
Personal Information


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Education History


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Your Experiences:

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Previous Breakthrough Experience


Cover Letter and Resume

Cover Letter: Please speak to your interest in the instructional coach position. As you craft your letter to Breakthrough, you may wish to consider:
  • Why are you a strong candidate for the position? How do you hope to grow as a coach and professionally?
  • What is your experience working with motivated students in under-resourced schools? What are the most important skills for them to successful in the most academically rigorous settings?
  • What are the most important skills for novice teachers to develop? What fundamental teaching skills do you imagine our teaching fellows might struggle with and how would you coach them to overcome these challenges?
Resume: Please be sure your resume is up-to-date. The resume should include: your role or title (Chemistry Teacher); company or school and its general location (Rogers Elementary, Minneapolis, MN); the duration of your position (August 2009-Present); and a bulleted list of your responsibilities. We are interested in work, volunteer, and leadership experiences.

Your resume should be comprehensive but not overly detailed. A general guideline for professionals is two pages.
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Your Preferences:


Select Breakthrough City
Please select the Breakthrough program at which you are interested in coaching. Please note that housing is not available, so please select cities where you would have guaranteed housing.

If you notice that a participating site listed on the instructional coach site directory is not listed here, they have filled all of their positions.

Please provide the name, organization, title, and email for two references who know you as a leader and educator. You may include supervisor(s), colleague(s), and/or someone you have coached or mentored. Directors may reach out to your references in the coming weeks.
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Thank you for your interest in coaching with us this summer. Upon successful submission, you will receive a confirmation email. Selection is rolling and we will be in contact with you in the coming weeks. 

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