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
Wake BTLN News
(via EdNC) Wake BTLN Leadership Council member Christina Spears shares her teaching journey and her advice for beginning teachers. Read More
Beginning teacher Jeremy Hodges reflects on the history of East Wake High School and opportunities for BTs through Wake BTLN. Read More