Spotlight on Members
CHARLOTTE IS THE CEA AWARD WINNER FOR 2014!!
Charlotte Green is our JCEA-R's nominee for the 2014 CEA Award. We nominated Charlotte because she has given over 45 years to the Association, serving in a variety of leadership roles. She is currently coming to the end of her term as one of the two retired representatives to the CEA Board of Directors.We are grateful for the time and energy she has given this responsibility. She has kept us up-to-date with what is happening at the state level and taken our concerns to the board. We are thankful to have had such a tremendous advocate.
In addition to serving on the Board of Director's, Char played an integral part in establishing the CEA-R Representative Council and helps produce the CEA Communicator. We wouldn't have our award winning newsletter, THE JCEA-R CONNECTION without Char.
Thank you, Char, for all that you have done for the Association both as an active and a retired member. You have given outstanding service to public education at the state level and the local level all of your career. We think you are deserving of CEA's highest award!
Read what she had to say for herself.
My Active CEA experience started in college as President of the Student Association. I bought my lifetime NEA membership when I started teaching. At JCEA, I was a building rep, served on numerous committees, and the Board of Directors. At CEA, I served on the Resolutions Committee, Rules Committee, several trainings and attended over 40 Delegate Assemblies. At NEA, I served on the NEA Resolutions Committee and attended 18 NEA-RA's. During all these years I had tremendous mentors to follow.
As a retiree, I am a lifetime member of JCEA-R and NCREA, CEA-R and NEA-R. I've helped form several retired locals, served on the Task Force to create the CEA-Retired Representative Council, am currently one of the Retired Directors on the CEA Board, and currently on the NEA Resolutions Committee. I have published newsletters for JCEA-R for 14 years and won the NEA-R Newsletter Excellence award in 2009 and 2013. NEA-R also featured me in the NEA-R This Active Life publication for my current involvement as a standardized patient for health care professionals at the University of Colorado School of Medicine CAPE Program.
Teaching Career Highlights
Seems I was always involved with opening schools in Jefferson County during my 30 year career. First, I opened Ken Caryl Junior High in 1969 in temporary buildings/trailers on the grounds of Bear Creek High school. Second, I opened Chatfield Senior High School in 1985. Finally, I opened Dakota Ridge High School in 1996. Through the years I always taught math (Algebra/Geometry/Algebra II) along with 'Exploring Careers in the Community for Gifted & Talented' at KCJH and 'Personal Finance for Teenagers' at both high schools. I also spent many hours helping develop the STAMM math program. Along with teaching, I also sponsored clubs (ski club, pep club, cheerleaders, and national honor society), and worked sporting and theater events, and played the electric piano in the Ken Caryl stage band.
In the community, I have been an election judge for 15 years and volunteer at Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley. I have worked many political campaigns over the years. Most recently, I supported the Amendment 66 campaign in my community.
My family has always meant a lot to me. The love of education was instilled in me at a very young age. I started in a one-room school in Kansas with one teacher for grades 1-8. My Dad taught one year of college and later served on the local School Board and handed me my high school diploma. There are three teachers in my family and two siblings who have also served on local School Boards.
Outside of school, I have worked in restaurants and needlework shops, sold timeshares and was an MP in the Colorado Army National Guard. I love the theater, travel and spending time with my siblings, 16 nieces/nephews, and 2 grandnephews. I also have a love/hate relationship with technology.
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Are you interested in tutoring? JCEA-R is once again keeping a list of members who are interested in tutoring students. Contact Lorraine Bowen at email@example.com with your name, grade levels willing to work with and subjects, and contact numbers.