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
Dr. Crain, the Director of Strategy and Policy for Wake County Public School System, led us through various levels of local and state policies that affect education.
The Public School Forum of North Carolina and WakeEd Partnership have teamed up to jointly lead the Beginning Teacher Leadership Network (BTLN) of Wake County for the 2017-2018 school year.
Beginning teachers receive hours of on-the-job support and professional development from mentors and other experienced teachers, but one subject that doesn’t always get formal attention is known as “teacher agency.”
WakeEd has expanded its professional learning programs to beginning teachers thanks to a new collaboration with the Public School Forum of North Carolina.
Email Teresa Pierrie, Director of Programs, to find out how you can be part of Wake BTLN.