CEA Ambassador Fellowship Program

Enabling educators to expand their knowledge and influence


Our CEA fellows will be at the forefront of modeling excellence in education at the local, state and national level.


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The Fellowship

The Colorado Education Association (CEA) Ambassador Fellowship enables outstanding educators (teachers and support professionals) to expand their knowledge and ability to influence educational policy and professional practice. Our CEA fellows will be at the forefront of modeling excellence in education at the local, state and national level. Through the fellowship, we will amplify educator voice with quality learning, working conditions and civic engagement on issues that influence public education.

For Fellows Applicants

The fellowship will give participants the opportunity to be coached by a mentor and to collaborate with CEA leaders and staff to elevate their leadership in educational policy and professional practice. Each fellow will also customize a leadership Capstone throughout their term.

Fellows must be committed to attend all face-to-face and online meetings. A stipend for approximately 100 hours over the fellowship term is provided upon completion of the term.

  • A Jump-Start retreat in September 2019
  • A Winter retreat in January 2020
  • A 2-hour online meeting in October, November, March, April and May with dates and times TBD
  • A Lobby Day in February/March TBD
  • To spend approximately 8 hours a month to move their Capstone forward with support from their mentors
  • To present their Capstone and or session at CEA’s Summer Leadership Conference dates TBD

Completed applications must be received at CEA Headquarters by June 28, 2019. Interviews will be virtual and will take place on July 22nd and July 3rd. Applicants will be notified no later than July 31, 2019. The fellowship is open to and will be accessible to all interested applicants from across the state. Geographic location will not prohibit full participation in the fellowship.

For Mentor Applicants

Mentors are the main facilitators of the fellowship. They will provide content learning and coaching for their assigned fellows.

Mentors must be committed to attend all face-to-face and online meetings. A stipend of $2,500 for approximately 100 hours over the fellowship term is provided upon completion. Mentors will support approximately 6 fellows throughout the year.

  • Fellows interviews and Mentor retreat on July 22nd and 23rd
  • A Jump-Start retreat in September 2019 TBD
  • A Winter retreat in January 2020 TBD
  • A 2-hour online meeting in October, November, March, April and May with dates and times TBD
  • A Lobby Day in February/March TBD
  • 1-hour check-ins via face-to-face or online monthly with dates and times TBD
  • To support fellows approximately 4 hours a month to move their leadership forward
  • To attend CEA’s Summer Leadership Conference in June 2020

Completed applications must be received at CEA Headquarters by May 24, 2019. Virtual Interviews will be in the afternoon of June 3rd. Applicants will be notified by June 7, 2019. The mentorship position is open to and will be accessible to all interested applicants from across the state. Geographic location will not prohibit full participation in the fellowship.

** Various optional opportunities occur throughout the fellowship to utilize educator voice**

Contact Cassie Harrelson, Director of Professional Practice, with any questions.

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