About BEA

BEA’s mission is to advocate and develop meaningful connections with our members that will empower our collective voice, support growth, promote accountability and fulfill the promise of great public schools for every student in the Boise School District.

The Boise Education Association consists of about 1,700 members including:

• Classroom Teachers

Committed professionals who play a central role in shaping the educational experiences of students by empowering them to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, and develop self efficacy for our everchanging world.

• Special Education Professionals

Dedicated professionals who play a critical role in fostering an inclusive and supportive educational experience for students with diverse learning needs.

• Library Media Specialists and Librarians

Provide access to a rich array of information resources and foster a positive and engaging learning environment within the school library.

• Coaches

A mentor and guide who helps students develop skills, confidence, and character and contributes to the holistic development of students.

• Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists

Each of these professionals contribute to creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment within a school, working collaboratively with teachers, parents, and other stakeholders to address the diverse needs of students, ensuring that they have the resources and support necessary to succeed academically and emotionally.

• Nurses

Essential members of the school community, contributing to the health and well-being of students by providing healthcare services, promoting health education, and creating a safe and supportive environment for learning.

• Learning Coaches

Serve as a mentor, guide, and thinking partner, helping to develop skills and mindset necessary for academic success, as well as, promoting effective learning strategies.

• Paraprofessionals

Essential staff members who contribute significantly to the overall effectiveness and success of educational programs by providing valuable support to teachers and addressing the diverse needs of students within the classroom.

• Administrators

Play a vital role in shaping the educational experience for students, staff and families of the school community by fostering a positive school culture, ensuring the efficient and effective operation of the school, as well as, making critical decisions that lead to the overall success of the learning community.

• Custodians and Facilities & Operations

Critical members who are responsible for maintenance, safety and overall functionality of the physical infrastructure of schools and the District. 

• Administrative Assistants

Members who provide crucial support in ensuring the smooth functioning of an office by providing essential support to organizational leaders.

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