Awards

Each year, BEA members have an opportunity to nominate deserving individuals in two award categories: Teacher of the Year and Friend of Education.

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

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

2022 Award Winners

Jess Felchle

2022 BEA Teacher of the Year

Patrick Choriki

2022 BEA Friend of Education

2021 Award Winners

Julie Hippler, 2021 BEA Teacher of the Year

Julie Hippler

2021 BEA Teacher of the Year

Robert Ybarra, 2021 BEA Friend of Education

Robert Ybarra

2021 BEA Friend of Education