Look at the
around you.

Most of your colleagues – about 1,500 people – are members of the Boulder Valley Education Association.

BVEA is the professional organization through which we negotiate our salaries, benefits, working conditions, and the learning environment of our students. Our members are the certified professionals who provide our students with the excellent education for which Boulder Valley is known.

As a BVEA member, you also belong to the Colorado Education Association and the National Education Association. BVEA, together with CEA and NEA, has a strong voice and the ability to affect public education policy. Our local, state, and national associations work to secure funds for K-12 education, elect pro public education candidates, protect teachers’ rights and benefits (i.e. PERA), and ensure quality public education for all children.

Why Join

Reasons to Belong

Be a district leader

BVEA partners with BVSD on all major initiatives. Because BVEA members represent the voice of our Association, they are the best choice for participation in these committees and positions of leadership.

Solve problems cooperatively

Our relationship with BVSD enhances our ability to resolve individual and collective member issues. In fact, most issues are solved collaboratively through shared decision making.

Be part of our community voice

The community in which we live does not see teachers as one thing and our union as another. BVEA is the respected voice of teachers in Boulder Valley.

Advocate politically

The size and strength of our state and national organization allow us to successfully fend off attacks and ill-conceived reform efforts that would hurt teachers and students.

Have someone in your corner

Unforeseen circumstances are part of teaching. It’s important to have someone in your corner if your individual interests and those of the district diverge. Our excellent CEA legal team specializes in education and labor law. All members are also covered by a $1 million liability policy through NEA. CEA also provides attorney referral program for non-education related issues.

Be part of the bigger fight

You can tell from the war on teacher’s unions across the country that we are the main thing standing in the way of those who work against accessible, quality public education for all.


Your Partner. Your Advocate. Your Association.

How to join BVEA


Is this your first teaching contract?
Ask about a special discounted rate for your first year’s membership.

BVEA covers the cost of student membership for your first year being a student teacher.

The quickest way to join is by using our secure and easy online form (below). If you have questions, you may email us at bvea@coloradoea.org or contact your building AR to help answer any questions you may have. 

If you choose to download and print our membership application, you may return the signed form to BVEA via school mail, regular mail, or scan a .pdf to bvea@coloradoea.org.

If you are a student teacher, you may request a student membership application by emailing us at bvea@coloradoea.org.

BVEA Membership Form

BVESP Membership Form (BVCEA & BVPA)

monthly dues for 2020-2021 (august 1 – july 31)

BVEA (Boulder Valley Education Association)

Full-Time Educator = $77.08/month

Part-Time Educator (<0.62 FTE) = $39.50/month

Other Ways to Join

BVEA Retired Membership (pre-retired, lifetime memberships, etc.) – Contact Kenneth Nova, BVEA-R President, kgnova9@mac.com

BVPA Paraeducator Membership – Contact Lisa Larsen, BVPA President, lisa.larsen225@gmail.com

BVCEA Classified Employees Membership – Contact Rick Berry, BVCEA President, rberry1954@aol.com

Substitutes & Other Memberships – Contact CEA Membership, Kallie Benjamin, kbenjamin@coloradoea.org or visit www.coloradoea.org


monthly dues for 2020-2021 (august 1 – july 31)

BVCEA (Boulder Valley Classified Employees Association)

12-Month (260 days) Employee = $30.17/month

10-Month Employee = $20.75/month

BVPA (Boulder Valley Paraeducators Association)

10-Month Paraeducator = $24.20/month