Beginning Teacher Leadership Network

Bringing together educational practice and policy to empower beginning teachers

The Wake County Beginning Teacher Leadership Network (BTLN) is a teacher-led young professionals network that aims to empower and retain beginning teachers in the Wake County Public School System.

The BTLN was created by the Public School Forum of North Carolina to help teachers develop leadership skills, learn education policy and advocacy, and participate in valuable professional development experiences early in their careers. By empowering teachers to effectively advocate for themselves, their profession, and their students from the start of their teaching journey, educators are more likely to stay in the profession longer.

Wake BTLN Leadership Council

Educators are empowered to lead in every facet of the BTLN program. With guidance from WCPSS educators on the Leadership Council, participants choose their professional development topics.

2017-2018 Leadership Council:

America Moreno-Jiminez, Sanderson High School
Christina Kern, Dillard Drive Elementary School
Christina Spears, Apex Friendship High School
Erica Everett, Moore Square Middle School
Taura Simmons, Zebulon Middle School


Email Teresa Pierrie, Director of Programs, to find out how you can be part of Wake BTLN.