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ESSA State Committee of Practitioners (CoP)

ESSA State Committee of Practitioners (CoP) Member Responsibilities

The Committee of Practitioners serves to advise the state in carrying out its responsibilities under the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015. It operates to identify issues across regions of the state and facilitate two-way communication between CDE and the preK-12 education community throughout Colorado. The primary purpose of the Committee is to advise CDE regarding its implementation of ESSA. Committee members serve for three years. 

As mandated by law, the membership of the committee includes:

  1. as a majority of its members, representatives from local educational agencies;
  2. administrators, including the administrators of programs described in other parts of this title;
  3. teachers, including vocational educators;
  4. parents;
  5. members of local school boards;
  6. representatives of private school children; and
  7. pupil services personnel.

Committee of Practitioners Membership Information

Join the Committee of Practitioners

At this time, CDE is accepting applications for the following representation on the committee:

  • Paraprofessional(s)
  • Parent(s)
  • Teacher(s) - Public School, Charter School, and Career and Tech
  • Non-public School Representative(s)
  • Other District Administrator(s)
  • Neglected & Delinquent Representative(s)
  • Early Childhood Practitioner(s)
  • Geographic representation from the Southeast, Southwest, and West Central areas of the State

To apply for a position, fill out the Application (PDF) and submit to Emily Owen.

Meeting Information for 2023-2024

Please note that any travel reimbursement must be submitted within 60 days of travel in order to comply with specific IRS requirements. The non-CDE employee travel reimbursement form can be found here: Non-CDE employee travel reimbursement form (Note: Updated form)

​Meeting Dates and Locations: 

August 2023

  • Format TBD | Materials

September 14, 2023 

  • Format TBD | Materials

November 9, 2023 

  • Format TBD | Materials

February 8, 2024 

  • Format TBD | Materials

April 11, 2024

  • Format TBD | Materials

May 9, 2024

  • Virtual | Materials

Archive of State Committee of Practitioners' Meeting Minutes

For Additional Information Contact:

Rachel Temple
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Nathan Hickman
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Emily Owen 
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