History of the Battle Ground Education Association

The Battle Ground Education Association was previously a unified City Unit in its earliest days in the fall of 1953.  In spring of 1954 the 71 members joined the Washington State Teachers’ Association, the name was later changed to what we know today as the “Washington Education Association” Representative Assembly in 1954.  In 1996, Yacolt Education Association merged with Battle Ground Education Association.  BGEA currently represents almost 900 educators.

Our Purpose

  • Advance the interests of the profession of teaching and to promote the cause of education in the Battle Ground School District and the State of Washington.
  • Collectively bargain with the Board with respect to wages, hours, and terms and conditions of employment.
  • Enable members to speak with a common voice on matters pertaining to the teaching profession and to present their individual and common interests before the Board of Education and other legal authorities.
  • Promote within the teaching profession the best teaching practices.
  • Promote the best educational environment and opportunities for school children.
  • Uphold and implement the policies of WEA and NEA while retaining our voice as an independent entity.

Meet the Executive Board


 Linda Peterson

Local Association President


Marina Heinz

Vice President – Membership


Vice President – Advocacy

Lorri Sibley


Jodi Housley


High School Rep at Large

Kim Hamilton

Middle School Rep at Large

Jennifer Miler

Primary Rep at Large