Emerging Teacher Leaders Network


Each year, the Department of Education hosts the Emerging Teacher Leaders Network (ETLN) conference for recent graduates in their first five years of teaching as alumni return to Wake Forest University in January for a time of fellowship, collaboration, networking, and professional development.

2018 ETLN Conference

We are excited to announce that 2018 will mark the 15th anniversary of the ETLN conference. We will be inviting all Wake Forest Department of Education alumni to join us on Friday, January 12, 2018, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm for an alumni reunion. This event will be held at Carolina’s Vineyards & Hops in Winston-Salem, NC.

The 2018 ETLN conference will be held on January 13, 2018, on the campus of Wake Forest University. Alumni in their first five years of teaching are invited as we celebrate their many accomplishments, allow them to visit with friends, colleagues, and professors, and explore new ideas and innovative practices to support classroom teaching and school leadership.

To celebrate our 15th anniversary, alumni beyond their first five years in teaching are being invited to attend the conference but must register by Wednesday, January 3.

The 2018 conference program will be released early in the fall semester, and more information about registration will be coming soon.

For more information, please email the conference coordinator, Ms. Tracy Stegman.

To learn more about the structure of ETLN, feel free to look back at the 2017 conference program.

Thanks to Crystal Vandiver, we also have some amazing photos from the 2017 ETLN conference


To see photos from previous ETLN conferences, check out the photo galleries from past years.