We Are The Baltimore Teacher Network

Our Mission

Our Mission is to grow, sustain, and retain a vibrant group of professional teachers in Baltimore who: mutually support each other's teaching practice; influence local school reform policy through public debates and publications; and jointly create work environments that encourage true teacher leadership and on-going innovation.

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Covid-19 Update & Resources

Baltimore Teacher Network (BTN) joins the global community in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Our first and foremost priority is to keep our students, teachers and staff safe in this difficult time. We encourage everyone to follow the advice and guidance of local authorities regarding sheltering in place at home and reframe from going outside as much as possible. When it is necessary to go outside; we encourage everyone to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as face masks and plastic disposable gloves. We also recommend practicing social distancing when going outside of the home by keeping at least six feet away from people.

Lastly, we encourage the washing of hands as frequently as possible and reframe from touching one’s face. These measures will go a long way in slowing and possibly stopping the spread of this deadly virus.

BTN’s offices and schools are closed however business continues to be conducted through online communications and through virtual classroom learning for students. Should you have a need to contact BTN feel free to email us at:


Together we will get through this pandemic, let’s do all we can to keep each other safe.

Baltimore Teacher Network Comment on Protest 2020

Our Executive Director, Elijah Etheridge, addresses the protests during our current climate.


The Baltimore Teachers Network was founded in 1998 by a group of teachers and administrators associated with the Resident Teacher Program. They recognized the political nature of their work and the need for teacher support that was based on the experience of teachers and their classrooms.

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Young Scholars in Service (YSIS)

BTN and ConneXions has partnered to develop an academic, social and artistic community learning center that enriches the lives of our students, their parents and families. The Young Scholars in Service (YSIS) after school enrichment program aims to be a cluster of academic clinics highlighting curriculum aligned with Maryland's College & Career Readiness Standards and Common Core...

For more information contact info@btnetwork.org

We Are Recruiting!

I hope you are all enjoying your summer – and getting excited about the start of school in just a few weeks.

As we prepare for a successful start to our school year, the Office of Human Capital is launching a campaign to recruit more great teachers and staff. And who better to help us find strong candidates than you? You have a unique perspective on the impact a teacher and other staff members can have on students and the deep satisfaction a teacher and other staff feel in leading students to reach their full potential.

We invite you to refer friends, family members, or colleagues to us.
Our staff members are ready to contact your referrals and help them through the application process.

We are currently recruiting teachers in the following areas,
with particular need in the areas in bold:

    Call us at: 410-469-9902, or Email us: rhowell@btnetwork.org
    • ECE/Elementary Education
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Special Education
    • Career Technology Education (CTE)
    • ESOL
    • Fine Arts
    • Foreign Language
    • Health & Physical Education
    • Library Media Specialists
    • Science
    • Social Studies
    See Teacher Pay Scale

    We are also recruiting for substitute teachers (at least 30 college credits required). More information about requirements for substitutes and pay scales are available here.

    Teacher Resource Center

    BTN operates a Teacher Resource Center at 940 Madison Ave. This is a space where teachers, para educators, parents, and community activists can sit and talk as they interpret the complex landscape of urban teaching. BTN operates from the belief that the most effective classrooms are ones in which: teachers and paras know how to develop one-on-one relationships with parents; in which teachers, paras, and students understand the history and social context of Baltimore; and in which all stakeholders collaborate to bridge cultural divides. For a low annual fee, the TRC provides on-site services such as: mentoring, a lending library, a teachers' resource exchange, assistance with grant writing, workshops for new teachers, space for independently run teacher groups, a retreat location for faculty groups from schools, a Friday night Teacheasy, and practical/reflective sessions where teachers connect out in the community with parents on issues of mutal concern.


    The TRC offers many benefits to members.
    (Link to brochure - Coming Soon)

    Apply For Membership

    Please CONTACT US to apply for general membership. Please indicate your interest in being on the organizing committee or let a staff member at the center know that you are interested.

    Call us at: 410-469-9902, or Email us: rhowell@btnetwork.org

    Is a Charitable Fundraising Event, with special Guest Marilyn Mosby

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