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.
2018-2019 Leadership Council:
Candace Denton, Wendell Elementary School
Erica Everett, Moore Square Middle School
Brittany Greene, Zebulon Middle School
Jeremy Hodges, East Wake High School
Lynn Semyck, Davis Drive Elementary School
Taura Simmons, Zebulon Middle School
Christina Spears, Equity Affairs
Wake BTLN News
By: Margaret Borden | Math Teacher, Knightdale High School “Mrs. Borden, I know I want to study schools, but there are so many variables to choose from, how in the world will I narrow this down in time?” - Kiara Bush, May 17, AP Statistics class Since February, Kiara...
Wake Beginning Teacher Leadership Network kicked off its 2018-2019 sessions with a great opportunity to dive in and network! We began our night with some yummy pizza catered by Papa Murphy’s and the room was buzzing with teacher’s checking in about how the school year...
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. This week, Christina Spears and America Moreno represented BTLN at the...
Three members of the Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission (PEPSC) joined Wake BTLN members at WakeEd Partnership on March 15, 2018, to discuss their work in redesigning North Carolina’s teacher licensure and preparation programs.
Beginning teachers learned about the Google Explore tool, which can help teachers streamline lesson planning and enhances students’ learning experiences.
In October, 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.
Email Teresa Pierrie, Director of Programs, to find out how you can be part of Wake BTLN.