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.


A Statement About School Shootings
As first responders on the front lines of this crisis, we must Stand Up For ALL Students and push for a meaningful conversation and solutions. We must not allow this to become the new normal. We must be fearless in our advocacy for what we need as professional educators to keep ourselves and our students safe so they have every opportunity to be successful and thrive.

From the Bargaining Team
Thank you to everyone who took our annual bargaining survey. We are analyzing the data and reading all the comments. Click to see some comments that are either representative of many comments and/or have some concerns or misconceptions that we felt needed to be addressed.

Education Is Political - Be a Legislative Liaison
Information is power. It’s that simple. If our legislators do not get information about our public schools from YOU, who will they get it from? Will they make the right choices for your profession and our kids’ futures?