JCEA Awards

Recognizing Excellence, Power, and Leadership


One nomination is all it takes to shine a light on someone you admire who deserves recognition.


Every year, JCEA members honor remarkable educators and friends of public education across Jefferson County.  Some awards are intended for individual members while other awards allow for honoring an individual community member who supports public education in Colorado. Review each award and submit your nominations by April 27, 2020.  

These awards are from JCEA members to fellow members and allies of public education. You must be a member in good standing to nominate an individual for an award. 

Jeffy
Award

JCEA Members Only

This award honors members for their contributions to the profession through participation in both the Association and their position as an educator. Nominees must be active JCEA members, contributing to the positive image of educators and maintaining activism and leadership in the Association over at least a five (5) year period. They must also display active leadership through an elected or appointed office in the Association.

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Lion
Award

JCEA Members Only

The Lion Award honors a JCEA Member who consistently advocates for educator rights and stands up for the schools our students deserve. They have a passion for human and civil rights of educators and students, and demonstrate a concern for the advancement of education.

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Tanner
Award

JCEA Members Only

Leilani Tanner, a teacher organizer in The Jefferson County Education Association, was a true champion for our students and public education. She passed away on September 27th 2018.

This award honors a JCEA member who embodies what it means to be a grassroots organizer, through the actions they have taken to increase capacity and build coalitions to protect public education.

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Diamond
Award

JCEA Members Only

This award recognizes an Association member for outstanding service to education through collective bargaining. This person must have extensive involvement in bargaining and contractual advocacy.

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Super Jeffy
JCEA Award

JCEA Members Only

This award honors members for their sustained involvement and participation in JCEA over a period of fifteen years. Nominees must be a previous Jeffey Award winner and must show evidence of continued teacher advocacy and dedication to the teaching profession

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Friend of
Education

Honoring Public Education Advocates

The Friend of Education Award honors an individual who has contributed to and supports public education in Jefferson County.

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