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Meet Our Members

Meet Our Members

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Our Members

Our members are made up of every kind of professional working to support Colorado’s public schools, from teachers, janitors, faculty and staff to administrators, retired teachers, and those aspiring to teach.

K-12 Teachers and Special Service Providers

K-12 Teachers and Special Service Providers are licensed staff who are actively working in our public school districts or BOCES to ensure our students learn the skills and content they need to be successful.

“Being part of my union means that, professionally, I never walk alone.”

Will Daniel

Social Studies Teacher, Littleton Public Schools

Education Support Professionals

Education Support Professionals (ESP) are the classified staff in our districts and schools (full-time or part-time) who make sure students have the tools and support they need to succeed.

“We’re uniting together because bus drivers deserve to be paid a living wage to deliver our students safely on time each and every day.”

Wally Maistryk

Bus Driver, JeffCo Public Schools

Join Colorado’s Largest Labor Union

Join education professionals from across the state working together to advocate for increased school funding, better wages, improved working conditions, and safer schools for educators and our students.

Retired and Pre-Retired Educators

Even though retired educators may not go into our schools every day, they continue to advocate for our profession, our schools, and the retirement security they deserve.

Higher Education Faculty & Staff

Higher education employees work at one of Colorado’s many higher education institutions, including community and technical colleges as well as private and public colleges and universities.

The Benefits of Membership

See how more than 39,000 of your colleagues have been empowered and supported by CEA membership, including professional development opportunities, legal services, and access to additional NEA member benefits and discounts.

College Students

Aspiring educators who are enrolled in a teacher preparation program or pursuing an education major in a Colorado accredited public or private college or university prior to having a teaching license and are planning to pursue a career in education.

Substitute Teachers, Administrators, & Charter Educators

Substitute teachers play a vital role in supporting public education. Principals, assistant principals, and other administrators work together with educators to ensure student success. Charter school teachers, special service providers and education support professionals working in Colorado charter schools help students learn differently.

Find Strength in Numbers

Together, we are stronger. Together, we make our voices heard. Become a member of the Colorado Education Association and join your peers in advocating for your profession and the schools our students deserve.