Brooke was elected President of JCEA in 2020. She was re-elected for her second term in 2023. Prior to serving as the President, she served as Vice President, Secretary, and Board Member for the Lakewood articulation area.
Brooke also as the liaison to the Community Outreach Action Team Chair.
To learn more about Brooke, visit the President’s page.
After working at a charter school convinced him teacher unions are essential, Andrew became an active member of the Jefferson County Education Association during 2020-21 because JCEA was the only organization supporting educators during COVID. He has taught at Golden High School since 2014, loves working in Jeffco, and is passionate about making it a world-class place to work and learn. Andrew also loves playing disc golf, spending time with his wife, and cuddling with his chihuahua.
Dale Munholland teaches American History and AP US History at Pomona High School. Dale has been a teacher for over 20 years, all of which have been in Jeffco, and he has been a very active member of JCEA his entire career. He is passionate about public education as well as ensuring that our students and educators are treated fairly and equally. It is his honor and privilege to serve as the Vice President of JCEA.
David L. Holt teaches Modern World History and AP World History at Arvada High School. David has focused his education work on providing opportunities for all students and working with them to find direction in their postsecondary life. As a union leader he works on shaping policies that best prepare students and educators for success and fulfillment in an ever-changing world. David serves as one of JCEA’s Unit Directors on the CEA Board as well as being a representative to the Colorado Fund for Children and Public Education for Region 3.
Ang Anderson is a high school Social Studies teacher at Bear Creek High School. She received her B.A. in History Education from the University of West Florida and her M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Governors University. Ang was elected as NEA Director in 2021 and she also serves as Mountain Region Director and Public Policy and Organizing Chair for the National Council of Urban Education Associations. Ang is currently a CEA Fellows mentor, growing and supporting future leaders of the CEA. She served on the JCEA Board of Directors from 2016-2021 and returned to the board in 2023. Ang is passionate about making our schools and communities more just and empowering educators to use their voices.
Steven Kelley teaches at South Lakewood Elementary. He is a committed equity advocate for students, staff and families in Jefferson County. Steven is a member of JCEA’s Ethnic Minority Outreach and Action Team and represents JCEA on CEA’s Board of Directors.
Board of Directors
Political Action Team Chair
Kari is a Social Emotional Learning Specialist at Manning Middle School. Having always been passionate about caring for people, she has spent her career organizing, collaborating, and working to help others develop their voices. As Political Action Team Chair, she advocates for our students, education, and public school funding. She will continue to amplify JCEA voices and work hard to ensure we elect people who are friends of public education.
Negotiations Advocacy Action Team Chair
Michelle Moehlis is a Spanish Teacher at Green Mountain High School. She ran for the chair of the JCEA bargaining team because the educator’s work environment is our students’ learning environment. She fights for fully funded schools that are safe and resourced to deliver our students the education they deserve. Successful schools create and contribute to strong supportive communities.
Community Outreach Action Team Chair
Cheri Cahill has been a Math teacher at The Manning School of Academics and Arts for the last 18 years. As the current Community Outreach Action Team chair she will work to broaden our outreach with our partner groups in the wider Jefferson County community so that we have solid partners in activities, such as Grub Club, that support our students.
Organizing Action Team Chair
Richard is a 6th grade Social Studies teacher at Bell Middle School. This will be his 6th year in Jeffco, but his 8th as an educator. He is passionate about providing equitable learning experiences for all students in Jeffco, and teachers earning a livable wage. As a member of the JCEA bargaining team and the Organizing Action Team Chair Richard will always be a voice for positive change for students and teachers. Richard also loves playing golf, going to concerts, and spending quality time with his wife and family.
Professional Practices Action Team Chair
Katie Cahill is a sixth grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher at Summit Ridge Middle School. As the Professional Practices Action Team Chair, she aims to advocate for professional development and responsibilities that meet educators’ needs so that they can focus on supporting their students. She is also passionate about empowering educators to learn from each other as the experts on our schools.
Communications Action Team Chair
Ashlee Hoppe is a Learning Specialist at Summit Ridge Middle School who works to foster communication within her school, the district, and among local and state leadership. Ashlee is the Communications Action Team Chair in order to make educator voices heard and foster relationships with the people making the decisions in education, ensuring stronger schools for our communities and students.
Ethnic Minority Outreach Action Team Chair
Sarah Gallagher is a graduate of Jeffco Public Schools, and currently teaching at the same middle school she and her twin sister attended. Sarah has taught for thirteen years, with experience that includes visual arts and middle school ESL. Sarah is the Equity Minority Outreach Action Team Chair, and fights for the equitable and fair treatment of educators and students of color. She was a key player in writing the first equity language in JCEA’s contract, which is the first of it’s kind in the state, and has been holding the district leadership accountable. With two Master’s degrees and a administrator license, Sarah hopes to bring her classroom experience, passion for equity and diversity, and love for education to a leadership role. When not teaching, Sarah is living an adventure- filled life with her husband Stewart and their daughters, Eva and Alana.
Early Career Educator Action Team Chair
Collin Ferraro is an English teacher at Wheat Ridge High School. He is committed to promoting equity, access and diversity within his classroom and within his community. Collin is the Early Career Educator Chair and is working to create a community of teachers who can realize and harness their collective power as teachers.