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Whether you are an active K12 Teacher, an Education Support Professional, a Retired Educator, or a College Student, membership is awaiting you!
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Ami Prichard is a third generation Colorado teacher. Throughout her career, she has taught secondary social studies and English, Language Arts to 7th through 12th grade students and college students, in traditional, alternative, and online settings. For the last 16 years, Ami has taught in Jeffco Public Schools where she grew up, lives, and her three children attend school.
Ami has an undergraduate degree with majors in psychology, sociology, English and history and her Masters of Arts in Teaching with emphasis in social studies and language arts, from Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska.
Kevin Vick is an 18-year veteran high school social studies teacher, teaching mainly U.S. History and U.S. Government. He earned his Bachelor degree from the St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN, and his Master’s of Arts in Teaching degree from Colorado College.
Kevin is currently serving as the Vice President of the Colorado Education Association after being elected to that position in April of 2018. Previously, he served as President of the Colorado Springs Education Association for six years. In order to serve as CEA’s Vice President, Kevin is currently on leave from Colorado Springs School District 11.
Within CEA, Kevin has held other leadership positions including CEA Board Member from 2010 to 2014 and Co-Chair of the Council of Association Presidents from 2013-2015. Kevin has also been active with other Colorado Springs organizations including the Downtown Rotary Club, the Latino Luncheon Community Group, and Citizens’ Project.
Kevin is passionate about advocating for the professional treatment of educators, especially for autonomy in decision making in the classroom. He currently resides in Colorado Springs with his wife, a high school art teacher, and their daughter.
Lawrence Garcia teaches 9th grade Algebra at South High School in Denver Public Schools. He primarily works with students who have fallen behind and struggle with mathematics.
A Denver native and graduate of Denver’s George Washington High School, Lawrence earned his B.S. with Honors in Mathematics from Metropolitan State College of Denver and his M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Lawrence is CEA’s Secretary-Treasurer as well as a member of the CEA Executive Committee and Board. He has also worked in the association as an Association Representative, local Treasurer, bargainer and NEA Director.
Lawrence and his wife Sarah, a teacher and CEA member, have two children who attend elementary school in the Adams 12 Five Star Schools District.
Amie Baca-Oehlert is a high school English teacher and counselor. She was named the Adams City High School Teacher of the Year in 2000-2001. She earned her undergraduate degree from Clemson University and a Master’s degree in school counseling from the University of Northern Colorado.
After serving six years as CEA’s Vice President, Amie was elected as CEA President in April 2018 and started serving in that role on July 6, 2018.In order to serve as CEA President, Amie is currently on leave from her teaching duties in the Adams 12 Five Star Schools District. She previously served as President of the District Twelve Educators’ Association and as the Ethnic Minority At Large member on the CEA Board of Directors.
Amie was selected by Governor Bill Ritter to serve as one of three teacher representatives on the P-20 Council, serving from 2008-2010. Beginning in 2010, she was appointed by Governor Ritter as one of four teachers to serve on the State Council of Educator Effectiveness.
Amie is passionate about advocating for the rights of public school educators. She resides in the Thornton area with her husband, who is also a public school administrator and licensed teacher, and her three children.
Kerrie Dallman is the president of the Colorado Education Association. A high school social studies teacher, she previously spent eight years as president and vice president of the Jefferson County Education Association. She currently serves as a commissioner on Education Commission of the States and is a board member of the Public Education Business Coalition. She also serves on the State Council on Educator Effectiveness which made critical recommendations on fairly implementing the state’s educator evaluation law.
Kerrie earned her teacher license and a B.A. in Sociology from Metro State College of Denver.
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The Colorado Education Association has 18 regional UniServ Offices, and one CEA supported region, for our members throughout the state. To locate the office nearest to you, use the map below or the links provided below the map.
The Colorado Education Association (CEA) is a voluntary membership organization of more than 35,000 K-12 teachers and education support professionals, higher education faculty and support professionals, students preparing to become teachers, and retired educators. Association membership is open only to public education employees.
Founded in 1875, CEA works collectively to provide the best public education for every student. We promote quality public education and advocate for the professional interests of public education employees. CEA has led statewide advocacy efforts in recent years to restore adequate funding to Colorado public schools and to emphasize time for learning and teaching in the classroom above excessive standardized testing.
Brad Bartels first joined CEA as a legal intern in 1990 after obtaining his law degree from the University of Denver. He has served CEA members as a staff attorney and as General Counsel for more than 20 years. After attending public schools in Boulder, he graduated from University of Colorado.
Brad is a former classroom teacher, and also holds a doctorate in educational policy and practice from CU.