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.