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.

Learn more about BTLN

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.

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Wake BTLN News


Wake BTLN Blog: October 2017

Our featured panelists, Bill McNeal, Jr. and Tom Oxholm, presented highlights from the rich history of WCPSS, including discussions of the merger of the Raleigh City and Wake County School Systems to become WCPSS… Read More

Wake BTLN Blog: September 2017

Dr. Crain, the Director of Strategy and Policy for the Wake County Public School System, led us through various levels of local and state policies that affect education. This included how to find and navigate WCPSS policies as the County transitions from an old to new manual… Read More


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