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

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?

Make the Most of Your Holiday Budget
No matter what holiday you celebrate, you may have mixed feelings about the approaching season. While you look forward to quality time with family and friends, concerns about budget are intensified during the holiday season. Part of many holiday traditions may include family gatherings, decorations, and gift giving. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your time and money.

JeffCo Keeps Moving Forward
JeffCo voters overwhelmingly endorsed the direction the current Board of Education is taking the district, and the vision and leadership of Dr. Jason Glass.