The Key Beginning Teacher (Key BT) Program began in the 2014 – 2015 school year as a way to engage and empower beginning teacher leaders. Since its inception, approximately 190 beginning teachers have participated in the Key BT program.
The Key BT program is designed to work with highly effective Beginning Teachers to train and support them to become collaborative leaders with other Beginning Teachers. From more details about the Key BT Program please click here.
This year, 50 beginning teachers from around county participated in the Key BT program. Key BTs met 4 times. In August they facilitated sessions for new-hires at the Beginning Teacher Orientation. Additional trainings were held in October, December, and March. Each session focused on building leadership capacities of Key BTs, developing effective communication skills, advocating for their profession, being a resource for other BTs in the county, and implementing effective strategies in their classroom and their monthly BT Teacher Talks.
This week is a big week in the world of Key BTs. On Thursday, May 3rd, we’ll celebrate the 2017 – 2018 Key BTs at a Recognition Ceremony held at South Central High School. This event is to celebrate their growth as teacher leaders this school year, their dedication to their profession, and to acknowledge their crucial role in our district.
The culmination of the 2017 – 2018 Key BT program will be on June 13th when we will travel to Raleigh to meet with the Pitt County delegation in the General Assembly to advocate for education.
In Pitt County, we recognize that Beginning Teachers are imperative to the success of our schools and our students. The Key BT program serves as a way to build leadership capabilities in our Key BTs and to support them in their leadership journey.
If you’re interested in nominating a Beginning Teacher for the 2018-2019 Key BT Cohort now is the time to do so. We seek beginning teachers who display leadership skills in their classrooms and in their schools. In addition, beginning teachers who are passionate about their profession and interested in advocacy would greatly benefit from participating in the Key BT program.
To nominate a Pitt County Beginning Teacher for the 2018 – 2019 school year, please complete the following form: Key BT Nomination Form