Teaching Fellows

Become a Teaching Fellow 

The application to become a teaching fellow for summer 2021 is closed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Program Director, Brooke Lynn Brewer, at bbrewer@kentdenver.org 

What is a typical day for a Summer Teaching Fellow?

Check out a general overview of the day below! 

7:45am – 8:00am (15 min.)- Staff Meeting

8:15am – 8:50am (35 min.)- Breakfast with the students (Announcments & Vision)

9:00am – 9:45am (45 min.)– Block A (Class Time or Planning Time)

9:50am – 10:35am (45 min.)– Block B (Class Time or Planning Time)

10:40am – 10:55am (15 min.)- Snack (Family Time, Class Meeting or Advisory)

11:00am – 11:45am (15 min.)– Block C  (Class Time or Planning Time)

11:50am – 12:35pm (45 min.)- Block D  (Class Time or Planning Time)

12:40pm – 1:25pm (45 min.)- Lunch

1:30pm – 2:15pm (45 min.)- Electives

2:25pm – 2:55pm (30 min.)- All School Meeting (Community Time)

3:00pm – 3:45pm (45 min.)- Micro Madness

3:45pm – 3:55pm (10 min.)- Buses Depart

4:00pm – 4:45pm – Staff Meeting

End of the Day

*Because Fridays are special event days, the schedule is subject to change*

Trey Minter

2020 Summer Teaching Fellow

“I have always had a love for teaching, coaching and mentoring students. I am minoring in education for my undergraduate degree and Breakthrough seemed like a really cool educational program to get involved with, especially one centered around providing equity to students. Breakthrough to me means family. We are a big community with open arms willing and wanting to have fun, interact and really enjoy learning together. I know that this experience has just furthered my passion for pursuing something related to education in the future.”

Israa Hussein

BKD Student Alumni, 2017 & 2019 Teaching Fellow

“I remember struggling in math every year as a middle school student.  But once I returned to school after my first summer as a Breakthrough student, the teacher was going over brand new material that we hadn’t learned yet.  I remember raising my hand and giving an answer to a problem that hadn’t even been taught yet.  The feeling of seeing the surprised look on the teacher’s face and having other students turn around to look at me with respect and admiration was incredible.  It was the first time I realized the true power of education. More than anything, that’s what Breakthrough has given me as a student and a teacher.”

Janet McDermott 

Volunteer, 2019 & 2020 Teaching Fellow 

“Breakthrough is a community of support and love where I know I will always be accepted for who I am. I know that I will always have this community to count on through whatever challenges come my way. The students are all so inspiring and the dedication of the full time team is so admirable. I applied to be a volunteer once I got to high school and I loved it! I eventually worked up the confidence to apply to be a Teaching Fellow. Being a Teaching Fellow has been my favorite role with Breakthrough so far because you get to spend more time and form really solid relationships with students. The students’ dedication pushes me to be the best teacher and volunteer that I can be for them. It is a place that has become such an important part of my life and I can’t picture my life without it.”