Ashley Adams

Executive Director

 Ashley is responsible for planning and overseeing  program operations, including the Saturday School   program and   Summer Academy. In addition to her role, she also serves as an Upper School Advisor and Middle School Enrichment   Teacher at Isidore Newman School. She holds a B.A. in Biology and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Xavier University of   Louisiana.

Tina Totorico

Development Officer 

Tina is responsible for assisting with the design, implementation, and management of all development initiatives. She holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Alabama and a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Orleans.

Daria Russell

Summer Dean of Faculty/Middle School Program Coordinator

Daria is responsible for the daily operations and design of the Summer. Academy including program design, curriculum development, and staff recruitment, training and management. She also assists in planning and overseeing the middle school program during the school year. Daria holds a B.A. in Communication with an emphasis in Media Management from Howard University. In addition to Breakthrough, she works at Alice Harte Elementary School.

Instructional Coaches:

Each summer, this team is made up of four experienced teachers who provide support to Teaching Fellows in all aspects of planning and executing an academically rigorous class in the core subjects of Writing, Math, Science, and Literature.

Breakthrough Collaborative

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