Bellevue Education Association

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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BEA Mission and Vision

•Vision: “Our working conditions directly impact our students’ learning conditions. By emphasizing the importance of supporting educators, enhancing communication channels, and reaching all members, we recognize the collective power we hold as a united community.”

•Mission: “To cultivate a culture of unity and collectivism, prioritize equity, balance collaboration and advocacy, and foster an inclusive community that reflects our diverse membership where every member feels valued and authentically represented."

BEA Executive Board

President: Jill Rock

BEA Office

Vice President: Regen Lorden

BEA Office

Secretary: Abigail Horsfall

International School

Treasurer: Sara Clarke

Medina Elementary

Equity Specialist: Arwa Nasser

Steveonson Elementary

Early Career Educator Specialist: Josh Killion

Instructional Mentor WISC

High School Rep: Anna Silarski

International School

Middle School Rep: Dave Jensen

Tillicum Middle School

Elementary Rep: Ruth Embaye

Somerset Elementary

Elementary Rep: Lena Pothitou-West

Somerset Elementary

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

Eve Chan

Jill Rock

Regen Lorden

Maya Vergien

Megan Johnson

BEA Rep. Council Endorses BSD Levy Renewal 

On December 16, 2021, the BEA Representative Coucil unanimously voted to endorse the BSD Levy Renewal. The vote will be held February 8th. Click here to read more about the two levy renewals.

BEA Rep. Council supports BSD Community Agreements

On December 16, 2021, the BEA Representative Coucil voted to sign the BSD Community Agreements written by Interlake High School senior Priyanka Mukhara.

The full text of the Community Agreements is below:

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.

BEA Constitution Changes - Election Results (2/3 voting members in favor needed to pass)

1.) Article VII, Section 4- Representative Council

(Addition of 6 new At-Large Representative Council positions)

PASSED: 87.78% - YES, 12.22% - NO

2.) Article VII, Section 5 - Representative Council

(Term date to start on July 10th)

PASSED: 93.41% - YES, 6.59% - NO

3.) Article VIII, Section 2 - Executive Board

(Addition of 2 At-Large Executive Board positions)

PASSED: 78.28% - YES, 21.72% - NO

Eastside Pathways Equity Pledge

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:

  • Race is a human-invented social construct and a classification system used as a tool for oppression and violence.
  • Racism is designed to privilege White people and set “Whiteness” as the norm.
  • Acknowledging racism and its impact on all people, particularly people of color, is foundational to doing racial equity work.
  • Courage, accountability and collaboration are key leadership skills to reimagine our community and how we operate within it.
  • Addressing internalized, interpersonal, institutional and structural inequality (particularly racial inequity) leads to more diversity and inclusion.

Archived Home Page Posts:

WEA/NEA Rep Assembly 2023 Election Reults: Click here for the full results

Department FAQ

Resolution Regarding Community Engagement Officers in BSD

Community Coalition Letter 6.11.21

Letter from BEA President 6.1.21

BEA Collective Commitment 5.21.21

Resolution in Support of Asian Communities

Resolution in Solidarity with SEIU Local 925

Counselor Appreciation Week 2021

Message to BEA members 2.1.21

Message from President 1.26.21

Press Release

Message from BEA president

Regarding Lawsuit

BEA Call to Action 12.16.20

Building Letters to the Superintendent 20-21

Education News

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