BEA Calendar

Upcoming Events

Rep Council 101

MFPE Field Consultants Rachel Schillreff and Joseph Dompier will present valuable information for both novice and seasoned union members. Learn how to become a more effective building rep, what to do when you are representing a member, and other ways you can grow your knowledge. There will be an opportunity for discussion and questions. Snacks will be provided. OPI Renewal credits are available. All BEA members are welcome to attend!


Thursday, January 20, 2022

4:30 to 6:30 PM


BEA Office

510 North 29th St.

Billings, MT 59101

Please RSVP to BEA Office manager Jena Laughery ( by January 19.

Ready, Set, Retire!

The Teacher's Retirement System is offering a virtual session of their “Ready, Set, Retire!” workshop. This sessions is best for TRS members who are within 5 years of retirement, as it covers specific requirements and steps in the application process. Depending on the number of questions received, attendees should expect this session to take between 60 and 90 minutes.

The session is being held on

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 4:30 PM

One OPI renewal unit is available! At the end of the session, TRS will provide instructions for completing an online evaluation form to request a certificate.


Click on this link and complete the registration form. TRS will send the zoom link prior to the meeting on 1/19/22.

Questions? Contact Darla Fitzpatrick at

Past Events

MFPE Fall Regional Meeting

BEA members convened with members from other locals in the region for legislative and programming updates from MFPE leadership.

Ryan Groshans, Jess Felchle, Shaundel Krumheuer, and Scott Felchle at MFPE's 2021 Golf Scramble

2021 MFPE Summer Meetings

Members Ryan Groshans, Jess Felchle, Shaundel Krumheuer, and Scott Felchle represented the BEA at MFPE's annual golf scramble at Fairmont Hot Springs on July 29, 2021.

Education Celebration Virtual 5K

Education Celebration Virtual 5K

In 2021, we held our first Education Celebration 5K. This event raised $1000 for the Karen Cox Memorial Scholarship. In future years, we hope to hold an in-person event.


4th MFPE Annual Conference

Delegates from the BEA attended MFPE's Annual Conference on April 17, 2021. This was the fourth annual conference for MFPE, and the second conference to take place virtually. Our BEA president, Doug Robison, was elected as chair of District 9.