BEA Exec Board / Rep Council Special Election Results
BEA Executive Board Specialist Position
Blaine Craig 51.42% (127 votes)
Annie Vanderkolk 48.58% (120 votes)
BEA Student Services Teacher Representative Position
Sue Kelly 100.00% (236 votes)
2016 Executive Board Specialist Position Candidate Statements:
I teach Art at Spiritridge. I have been a specialist for 5 years, classroom teacher for 8, and BEA rep for 6. As someone who taught in the elementary classroom, I understand the classroom teacher role and specialist role, so I will be able to communicate and represent the specialists effectively to all parties. I believe in teaching the whole child and understand the unique role specialist play in making school a positive experience for all. I am ready to represent and speak for the specialists. I believe this is an important year with a new superintendent search.
I am currently in my 10th of teaching at Tyee Middle School and in my 4th year as a BEA Building Rep. I have learned a great deal from my service as a BEA Building Rep and recently serving on the Bargaining Team for our new contract. Throughout negotiations, I represented the unique perspective of all Specialists and ensured that our voice was heard. I would like the opportunity to continue to be the voice of Specialists throughout the district by serving on our Executive Board. It would be an honor and a privilege to receive your vote.
2016 Student Services Teacher Representative Candidate Statements:
My name is Sue Kelly and I would like to be the Student Services Teacher Representative. This is my 15th year as an ELL Facilitator/teacher for BSD, currently at Tyee. I’ve taught in every building at every level working closely with mainstream teachers, counsellors and SPED sharing ideas, strategies, accommodations and resources. I am an active BEA and WEA member and served as Strike Captain in 2008. I am proud of the work the BEA does by standing up for and supporting teachers. If elected I will do my best to represent our interests and ensure our voice is heard.
WEA Retirement Workshop
WEA Certification Workshop
2016-2019 CBA (initial print)
(The final print including the Table of Contents and Appendices will be posted once received.)
September 2-6 Ballot
Amendments to the Bellevue Education Association Constitution and By-Laws:
Ratified at 98.99% - Yes (492 Yes, 5 No)
Amendment to the 2016-19 BEA/BSD Collective Bargaining Agreement:
Ratified at 97.87% - Yes (505 Yes, 11 No)
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Items for the September 2-6 Ballot:
The 2016-19 Bellevue EA Contract Tentative Agreement was approved by the membership by 90.04%.
Congrats to Michele Perry as the newly elected MS Rep on Exec Board!
Congratulations to Sammamish HS and their Project-Based Learning approach!
CONGRATULATIONS to Patty Shelton on being named Social Studies teacher of the year!
CONGRATULATIONS to Shana Bowen, a second grade teacher at Somerset Elementary, who has been named a finalist for the Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) program!
Click above to see some of the ways that BEA/WEA members are engaged with their professions, communities and students!