Baltimore Teachers Union
is getting a makeover.
The union submitted an application
to the city's zoning board to renovate 10,000-square-feet of existing office space along with construction of a 20,000-square-foot addition at the union's headquarters on Metro Drive in northwest Baltimore.
While the union is still in the planning stages of the process, Baltimore Teachers Union President Marietta English says that the union plans to create a professional development center for its members at the location.
The teachers' union current professional development center is housed in a school that provides limited access for the union, English says.
In addition to providing staff development in the space, the union plans to partner with universities to provide both undergraduate and graduate level college courses.
The office is trying to centralize all projects in one space, English says.
While the budget for the project wasn't disclosed, English says the BTU has a capital campaign committee that is exploring how to fund the project.
Source: Marietta English, Baltimore Teachers Union president
Writer: Alexandra Wilding, email@example.com