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.

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

Developing the Agency of Teachers

Developing the Agency of Teachers

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 Adds Support of Beginning Teachers

WakeEd Adds Support of Beginning Teachers

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.

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