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Instructional Coach Residency




  • Develop coaching and/or instructional skills by supporting six college or high school students who will be Teaching Fellows in math, science, or social studies.
  • $5,000 stipend for the nine week program and pre-summer trainings ($5,500 for returning coaches).
  • Work collaboratively with your site coaching team (either at our Mounds Park Academy or Washington High School, or Chanhassen sites).
  • Create professional development opportunities for your department by observing Teaching Fellows and giving feedback on lesson plans and lessons taught.



“My name is Jenny Parker (summers 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019), and I teach 8th grade English for Saint Paul Public Schools. Even with an undergraduate degree in education from the University of Northwestern – St. Paul and a master’s degree from Concordia University in curriculum and instructional design, I am still a middle schooler at heart. I am addicted to the energy that comes from learning in the classroom and love to innovate and create with 13-year-olds going on 14-year-olds. My introduction to Breakthrough Twin Cities came through college essay coaching; what an incredible experience! The rigor of the program accompanied by high expectations for everyone involved enticed me to apply as an Instructional Coach for the summer program. Working to support motivated and caring college and high school students in designing and delivering high quality instruction to Breakthrough students revitalizes my own work in the classroom. Working with Breakthrough as an IC has made me a better teacher, and I plan to be around for a while!”

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Breakthrough Twin Cities

2051 Larpenteur Ave E, Saint Paul, MN 55109, USA