The Bellevue Education Association is a professional association and union that serves as an advocate for its members and empowers the individuals it represents. It promotes positive educational working environments, safeguards members' rights, informs and works with the extended community, provides representation on educational issues and acts to obtain the resources necessary to insure excellence in public education.
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Kim Hay- Classroom Based Services Executive Rep
I have three high-schoolers and am a longtime BSD special education teacher. This is my 23rd year in BSD, giving me knowledge and perspective of the roles of each group I will represent. From classroom teaching and co-teaching, bargaining, union representation at WEA, representation on building and district leadership teams, and committee facilitation, I bring experience working as a union leader and a strong voice including perspective on how services connect and impact each other. I will listen to concerns, ask questions, and work to ensure students’ and staff’s voices are heard and needs met. Thank you for your consideration!
Stephen Miller-MLK Labor Council Rep
As a MLK Labor Council Rep we are expected to be a liaison and build relationships between BEA members and the greater King County labor union community. There are two positions up for election. I’ll rely upon the experience, knowledge, and relationships acquired over 24 years as a BEA member, 5 years as BEA Building Rep and/or Exec Comm member, 4 years as BEA President, and 6 years as WEA Vice President to fulfill the responsibilities of this position in service of BEA members. Thank you for your trust and support for our work together as union members!
Lena West-Elementary Executive Board Rep
My name is Lena Pothitou-West, and I have been an elementary school teacher since 1999, with over twelve years of experience working for the Bellevue School District. I have served as a BEA representative in elementary schools, advocating for and supporting fellow educators. I believe that all teachers should feel supported in their vital work of strengthening partnerships with families and providing exceptional education to all students.
Chad Harper-Sammamish UniServ Rep
President: Jill Rock
Vice President: Regen Lorden
Secretary: Abigail Horsfall
Treasurer: Sara Clarke
Equity Specialist: Marnie Kazarian Olson
Early Career Educator Specialist: Tasha Dhoot
High School Rep: Anna Silarski
Middle School Rep: Ana Garcia (interim)
Elementary Rep: Kyle Reimergartin
Elementary Rep: Open Position
Classroom-Based Services: Ainsley Goodrich (interim)
ESA Rep: Michelle Mordaunt
Highland Middle School
Specialist Rep: Mark Wilbert
BSD Central Office
Sammamish UniServ Council Board Representative
Two open positions
MLK Labor Council
Two open positions
Dear BSD community members,
The effort to create accepting, anti-racist communities within our Bellevue schools has persisted for many years. With BSD staff, students, and administrators working towards our own personal ideals, it has come time for us to work together to reach a common vision, and to expand our efforts towards a shared goal.
With the intent to create a tolerant, anti-racist BSD culture and community, we work towards:
1. Adopting the goals of the anti-racist petition on a district-level.
2. Implementing the anti-racist practices outlined in the petition within individual classrooms.
3. Including student representation on high school building REI teams.
4. Encouraging the development of race, sexuality, and other identity-based affinity groups at all BSD schools.
a.Ensuring the presence of a SOAR chapter at each school.
On September 23, 2021, our BEA Representative Council voted to sign the Eastside Pathways Equity Pledge as a Partner Organization.
Eastside Pathways Equity Pledge participants believe that: