Amie Baca-Oehlert, the Vice President of the Colorado Education Association, was elected President, April 27, of the 35,000 member-strong statewide teacher’s union by acclamation.
During the opening night of the CEA’s Delegate Assembly in the Denver Tech Center, and capping off two days of massive rallies at the State Capitol and in Civic Center Park with thousands of educators taking part, Baca-Oehlert was chosen to lead CEA as President for a three-year term.
“Why I belong to the Association is grounded in being a voice for my students,” Baca-Oehlert said in her acceptance speech. “This work is not about me and my story. This work is about us and our story. This is about the U and I in Union.
“I pledge to stand by you and with you as collectively we say, ‘Our students deserve better’. We deserve better and we will not stop until our voices are heard,” Baca-Oehlert added.
Baca-Oehlert, a high school counselor from Adams 12 Five Star Schools and CEA Vice President since 2012, will begin her term in July. She will succeed CEA President Kerrie Dallman, who was term-limited and will return to teaching high school social studies in Jeffco Public Schools.
Kevin Vick, Colorado Springs Education Association President, was elected by the delegates to become the next CEA Vice President.
Delegate Assembly is the Association’s top policy-making body, comprised of several hundred members across the state who are elected by their fellow members.