Awards

Each year BEA members have an opportunity to nominate deserving individuals in two award categories: Teacher of the Year and Friend of Education.
Nomination forms for the awards are made available in February. Nominations must be made by BEA members. Award winners are chosen by the BEA Awards Committee.

BEA Teacher of the Year

Julie Hippler, 2021 BEA Teacher of the Year

Julie Hippler,

2021 BEA Teacher of the Year

The BEA Teacher of the Year:

  • is a BEA member

  • demonstrates excellence in education performance

  • actively advocates for children

  • is committed to ongoing professional development

  • performs community service

BEA Friend of Education

Robert Ybarra, 2021 BEA Friend of Education

Robert Ybarra,

2021 BEA Friend of Education

The BEA Friend of Education:

  • shows support for education in Billings Public Schools

  • actively advocates for children in Billings

  • provides service to the educational community in Billings