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CEA Leadership

The President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer and NEA Directors are elected by majority vote by delegates at the Delegate Assembly through open nomination and secret ballot. They may serve up to two consecutive terms, each term being three years.

Executive Committee

Amie Baca-Oehlert

Amie Baca-Oehlert

President

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.
Kevin Vick

Kevin Vick

Vice President

Kevin Vick is a 20-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 Palmer Lake with his wife, a high school art teacher, and their daughter.
Amber Wilson

Amber Wilson

Secretary-Treasurer

Amber Wilson is a high school English teacher at Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver, CO. Currently, Amber teaches English 2 Honors and AP Literature and Composition. She received her B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Communications from the University of Colorado at Denver and her M.S. in Teaching and Learning from Colorado State University Global Campus. Amber was elected as the CEA Secretary-Treasurer in 2019.

She is a longtime CEA leader having served on the CEA Board from 2007-2013 and again from 2018-2019. In her local of the Denver UniServ Unit, she has served as Secretary and on the DUU and DCTA Boards of Directors. Amber believes that public education is the promise given to all citizens and should be equally accessible to all, no matter their zip code.

Angela Anderson

Angela Anderson

NEA Director

Ang Anderson is a high school Social Studies teacher at Bear Creek High School in Lakewood, CO, where she currently teaches Economics, AP Macroeconomics, Psychology, and AP Human Geography. 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 Colorado Education Association. She also served on the JCEA Board of Directors and CEA Board of Directors from 2016-2021. Ang is passionate about making our schools and communities more just and empowering educators to use their voices.

Ami Prichard

Ami Prichard

NEA Director

Ami Prichard is a third generation Colorado teacher. Throughout her career, she has taught secondary social studies and English/ Language Arts to 6th through 12th graders and college students, in traditional, alternative, and online settings. For the last 19 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. Ami’s Association experience includes serving as the past president of Jefferson County Education Association and on the CEA and JCEA boards of directors. She is still the elected Association Representative for her program supporting students who have not been successful in traditional schools, and is a member of the JCEA, CEA and NEA LGBTQ+ caucuses. Professionally, Ami serves on the National Assessment of Educational Progress American History Assessment writing committee and has served on the Colorado State Standards writing committee, the Colorado Geographic Alliance steering committee. Ami is also a Precinct Captain in the Jeffco Democratic Party, and is President-Elect of the Colorado PTA.

Kathy Rendon

Kathy Rendon

Executive Director

Kathy Rendon has worked in the labor movement in Colorado for 18 years. She has spent the past decade at CEA, first as a UniServ Director in Jefferson County and then as the manager of CEA’s Center for Organizing and Deputy Executive Director. Prior to working at CEA Kathy spent 6 years at SEIU Local 105 in Denver where she worked as a Strategic Researcher, Campaign Coordinator and Organizing Director. Her work was primarily focused on growing the union by organizing janitors and other service workers to win card check elections and recognition. She has been the CEA Executive Director since April 2019. Kathy started in movement work as an intern helping to organize immigrant day laborers at el Centro Humanitario. She also supported coalition building with immigrant rights groups in Denver and helped to develop the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition. Kathy was born and raised in Colorado and is a graduate of Jefferson County Public Schools. She earned her B.A. in Political Science at Providence College and also holds Masters Degrees in International Development and Social Work from the University of Denver. Kathy lives in Denver with her husband and 2 children who attend Denver Public Schools.

Board of Directors

CEA’s Board of Directors are elected by majority vote by members of their UniServ or by majority vote by delegates at the Delegate Assembly through open nomination and secret ballot. They may serve up to three consecutive terms, each term being two years.

Yolanda Calderón

Aurora-Littleton

Rob Eberly

Big Thompson

Patty Delgado

Boulder-Westminster

Fran Groff Gonzales

Boulder-Westminster

Dave Lockley

Central Adams

Sharyl Kay Lawson

Central Adams

Kevin Coughlin

Colorado Springs

Tim Brown

Denver

Kathryn Fleegal

Denver

Deborah Figueroa

Equity Council

Jennifer Latham

ESP At Large

Kasey Ellis

Front Range

Taya Mastrobuono

Front Range

AJ Smith

Higher Ed

Kendall Bolton

JCEA

Ernest Garibay

JCEA

Tony Babauta

JESPA

Lisa Sinclair

Northeast

Jerad Sutton

Northern Colorado

Char Armstrong

Pikes Peak

Mike Maes

Pueblo

Beverly Green

Retired

Eliza Hamrick

Retired

Darcy DeGuise

San Juan

Sharon Stanford

San Luis

Suzie Mitchell

Service Fee

Cody Jump

Ski Country

Matt Hicks

Two Rivers

John Robinson

Two Rivers

Kari Keller

West Central