Press Release: CEA Recommends Escárcega, Esser for State Education Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Feb. 5, 2020

CEA Recommends Escárcega, Esser for State Education Board

DENVER – The Colorado Education Association today announced its 38,000 members will support Lisa Escárcega for election to the State Board of Education in District 1, and Dr. Karla Esser for election to the State Board in District 7.

“We are excited to have two candidates with such extensive experience and deep understanding of K-12 education issues step forward and volunteer to serve the state,” said CEA President Amie Baca-Oehlert, a high school counselor.

“If elected, Lisa and Karla will bring their expertise and experiences as educators to make sound decisions for the students, educators and parents of Colorado. We need their leadership on a State Board that will be willing to listen to educators and community members and to collaborate on solutions that will help every student thrive,” Baca-Oehlert added.

CEA arrived at recommending Escárcega and Esser through a committee of CEA members who reviewed candidate questionnaires and conducted face-to-face interviews. Escárcega and Esser clearly came out on top as the best candidates to stand with students, educators and parents.

“The State Board of Education requires bold leadership to drive policy change that elevates public education for all Coloradans. We need members on the State Board who truly value our students, the educators who tirelessly support them, and the communities that need a greater voice in their children’s futures. Lisa and Karla are the best candidates to provide that vision moving forward and CEA is proud to support them,” Baca-Oehlert concluded.

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