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ESSA State Committee of Practitioners (CoP)

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.

Join the Committee of Practitioners

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

  • Charter school teacher(s)
  • Career and technical education teacher(s)
  • Principal(s) or other school leaders
  • Specialized instructional support personnel
  • Paraprofessional(s)
  • Additional parents of school-age children
  • Exceptional Student Services practitioner
  • Geographic representation from the Southeast, West Central, and Northwest Regions of the State

To apply for a position, fill out the 2018-19 Application(DOC) and submit to Brad Bylsma


Meeting Information for 2018-2019

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

Webinar link https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/cop/

Call in number: 1-866-684-8605

Meeting Dates and Locations: 

August 23, 2018

  • Virtual 

September 20, 2018

  • Colorado Children's Campaign 

November 8, 2018

  • Colorado Children's Campaign 

February 21, 2019

  • TBD

April 25, 2019

  • TBD

Past Meetings: 


For Additional Information Contact:

Brad Bylsma
303-866-6937
send an email

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