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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A departmental FAQ has been jointly crafted by BEA and BSD. This FAQ cites contract language and will be updated as needed.
President: Jill Rock
Vice President: Regen Lorden
Secretary: Abigail Horsfall
Treasurer: Sara Clarke
Equity Specialist: Arwa Nasser
Early Career Educator Specialist: Josh Killion
Instructional Mentor WISC
High School Rep: Anna Silarski
Middle School Rep: Dave Jensen
Tillicum Middle School
Elementary Rep: Ruth Embaye
Elementary Rep: Lena Pothitou-West
Classroom-Based Services: Kim Hay
Tillicum Middle School
ESA Rep: Michelle Mordaunt
Highland Middle School
Specialist Rep: Mark Wilbert
BSD Central Office
Sammamish UniServ Council Board Representative
MLK Labor Council
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:
WEA/NEA Rep Assembly 2023 Election Reults: Click here for the full results