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

Community Outreach Action Team
The Grub Club food drive is coming back in January! We will again partner with the JeffCo Action Center to provide meals and hygiene items for our high school students who are homeless or emancipated. Last year we saw huge growth in what we were able to give, and we’re hoping that this year will be even bigger.

Celebration of Jim Hodges’ Life
On August 11, 2016, we lost a wonderful man who touched many lives. James “Jim” R. Hodges moved to Colorado in 1969 because he had heard great things about Jefferson County Schools and wanted to be part of an innovative school system to benefit kids.

Bargaining WINS and More Work to Do
The bargaining team and NAAT have celebrations from last year, but also lots of work left to do.