Who We Are

Our mission is to empower educators to advocate for professional rights, responsibilities and practices to achieve educational excellence within a changing society.

Since 1968 we have worked with licensed professionals in Jefferson County Public Schools to improve teaching and learning conditions through collaboration, collective bargaining, and political advocacy.

JCEA is both a professional association and an advocacy organization. Representing approximately 5,200 non-administrative professional educators working in the Jefferson County School District, JCEA is affiliated with the 40,000 member Colorado Education Association (CEA) and the 3.2 million member National Education Association (NEA).

The Association's decision making bodies include an Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Association Representative Council. The staff is responsible for implementation of the decisions made by the elected membership who make up the decision making bodies.

The Association - at all three levels - is a highly democratic organization governed by members. The decision-making structure is designed to ensure maximum representation. Within JCEA the voices of members are clearly heard through three elected representative bodies.

JCEA News

Building Workplace Relationships
In today’s work environment we work with many individuals, teams, departments, parents, the community, and others. One key to our success is how well we build solid relationships with others. There are clear links between workplace productivity and our relationships with coworkers. We are all becoming more and more interdependent to accomplish our goals.

Update to Benefit Changes for 2017-18 School Year
As a result of last year's negotiations, changes have been made to short-term disability benefits and leaves of absence reporting.

JeffCo Educators React to Domestic Terrorism in Charlottesville, VA
The Jefferson County Education Association calls on school districts across Colorado to take an unequivocal stand against the hateful messages from white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and others who exhibited their hateful attitudes this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.