Leadership

The JCEA Executive Committee and Board of Directors is responsible for developing the goals, strategic plan, and mission and vision of JCEA. Each role has specific duties they are responsible for in order to grow the power of your union.

Executive Committee

Brooke Williams

Brooke Williams

President

Brooke was elected President of JCEA in 2020 and she is in her first three year term. 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.

Andrew Gitner

Andrew Gitner

Treasurer

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

Dale Munholland

Vice President

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.

Taylor Davis

Taylor Davis

CEA Board & Community Outreach Action Team Chair

Taylor Davis is a Music and Theater teacher at Three Creeks and Coal Creek Canyon K-8, and works hard to promote equity and inclusion between mountain schools and the remaining schools in the district. Taylor is a member of the CEA Board for Jefferson County and the Community Outreach Action Team Chair, working to make connections between JCEA, CEA, and the Jefferson County community to address parent and teacher relationships, support members of our bargaining unit, and fight for the schools our students and staff deserve.

Ang Anderson

Ang Anderson

Secretary

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

Steven Kelley

CEA Board

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

Kari Gray

Kari Gray

Political Action 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.

Michelle Moehilis

Michelle Moehilis

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.

Kay Landon

Kay Landon

Organizing Action Team Chair

Kay Landon has been a teacher for 29 years and has been an active union member for the majority of her tenure. In her time in JCEA, she has served as an AR and AAC for the Wheat Ridge articulation area. She has been teaching English at Wheat Ridge High School for the past 17 years.

Katie Cahill

Katie Cahill

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.

Ashlee Hoppe

Ashlee Hoppe

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.

Sarah Gallagher

Sarah Gallagher

Ethic 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 Principal 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.

Collin Ferraro

Collin Ferraro

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.