A Dynamic Voice for leaders in Colorado public education
Itâ€™s an honor to be your association of choice. Letâ€™s work together to do good things for Colorado public education.
Established in 1969, CASE serves as the dynamic voice for Colorado public school administrators. For over 40 years we’ve been providing outstanding legislative and advocacy services, professional learning opportunities, and timely communications and networking. We’re proud to represent about 2,000 members from all across the state.
Average number of bills that CASE tracks and lobbies during the legislative session.
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of cuts to K – 12 education,
That’s a total of 37 hours
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Our timely communications on legislative and policy
Legislative & Advocacy Services
CASE advances our interests at the Capitol, works to defeat harmful legislation, and forges coalitions to address difficult policy issues. I know school administrators are well-represented at the legislature by CASE, but more importantly, our unified voice is acknowledged for its expertise in K â€“ 12 education. Glenn Gustafson Deputy Superintendent/CFO, Colorado Springs District 11
Legal Assistance As a CASE member, you can access immediate, expert legal services for employment-related issues. Wrongful dismissal? Substantial alteration of contract? Involuntary change in status? Weâ€™ll connect you with an attorney who can advise you on your particular situation. (Individuals must be active members of CASE for at least one year to be eligible for legal services.)
We Represent You CASE is well-respected for effectively advancing the interests of school administrators at the Capitol and in other policy arenas. We have strong relationships with legislators, decision-makers at the Colorado Department of Education, State Board of Education members, key partner education associations, and other state policymakers. Through CASE, your voice is heard on the issues that impact public education.
Fighting for School Funding
Weighing in Where It Matters
CASE works hard at the Capitol to protect
Typically there are about 80 education-related
every possible dollar for K â€“ 12 education.
bills introduced each year at the legislature.
Educators must have the support and financial
We track and actively lobby the legislation that
resources necessary to effectively meet the
stands to impact you most, including on issues
learning needs of all students. In this uncertain
like school finance, PERA, unfunded mandates,
fiscal environment, you can be assured that
educator effectiveness, charter schools,
CASE is a leader in seeking a solution to our
and standards and assessments.
school funding crisis.
Creating Awareness Building Coalitions
CASE is continually sought out by policy-
We partner with other education stakeholders
makers because we represent expert
to strengthen the unified voice for public
leaders in public education. We share your
education. CASE has positive working
perspectives and expertise with legislators
relationships with the Colorado Association
to help build their understanding of the
of School Boards, the Colorado Education
challenges and issues you face on a daily basis.
Association, the Colorado BOCES, the Rural Schools Caucus, and other groups.
The success I’ve experienced as a school administrator has been inspired and supported by the outstanding CASE conferences and workshops that I’ve attended. The strategies and tools that I’ve gained at these events help me do my job better and effectively meet the learning needs of students. Danelle Hiatt Principal, Pine Lane Elementary School Douglas County School District
Liability Insurance Your CASE membership entitles you to $100,000 in liability insurance. We hope you’ll never need it, but should you ever be named in a work-related lawsuit, you’ll know you have comprehensive representation and a financial safety net. Plus, for a nominal fee, you can boost your coverage to up to $2 million. If you ever need to access this benefit, just contact CASE and we’ll assist you right away.
Invest in Yourself CASE’s professional development opportunities are specifically geared toward your learning needs as a school administrator. Our conferences, workshops, and eLearning programs will provide you with the most relevant and timely information about critical public education issues. We connect you with best practices, the latest research, and practical strategies to help you grow as a leader in public education.
Each summer, nearly 1,000 school leaders and
Enhance your professional growth through
education stakeholders gather for the CASE
our on-demand webinars, event recordings
Convention. We bring you nationally-recognized
and resources, and online courses. Especially
education experts and researchers, wide-ranging
in light of the time and budget constraints
breakout sessions, and briefings from key state
school administrators face, these offerings
policy leaders. Ample networking opportunities
are a great value to CASE members.
help you to make valuable connections.
Earn Credit and Save Money CASE Winter Leadership Conference
You can receive continued education credit
Join us for the winter’s most essential
for attending our conferences and workshops;
professional development event. Your
plus, CASE members save significantly on
learning experience will be shaped by
our events. Member registration rates are
renowned speakers, a variety of breakout
25% – 75% lower than non-member rates,
sessions, updates on the latest legislative
and some services, like our eLearning
news, and time to connect with colleagues.
Programs and event recordings, are complimentary to members.
Workshops Throughout the year we offer workshops on important timely issues. Topics include supervision and evaluation, developing leaders of color, educator effectiveness, and other events held by individual CASE departments.
Professional development programs are provided by The Center for Excellence in Educational Leadership, an affiliate organization of CASE.
Communications & Networking
My CASE membership gives me access to an influential statewide network of school administrators. The connections and relationships Iâ€™ve built with my colleagues from all across Colorado have been invaluable to my work and helped deepen my understanding of the most critical issues facing public education. Ron Cabrera, PhD Superintendent, Thompson School District
Job Vacancy Service Get instant access to our comprehensive listing of job openings throughout the state. Search for positions in administration and other leadership capacities, or post a job opening as an employer. CASE adds new positions and updates the postings frequently; thereâ€™s no better resource for real-time information about school administrator opportunities in Colorado.
Get Connected As a CASE member, you are part of a powerful network of Colorado school administrators nearly 2,000 strong. You’ll develop relationships with other administrators all across the state that will benefit you both professionally and personally. CASE members consistently say that the opportunity to learn from one another and share ideas directly impacts their daily work in a positive way.
National Association Affiliations
CASE’s relevant and practical communications
CASE is affiliated with the American
focus on what matters most to you as an
Association of School Administrators (AASA),
administrator. We’ll ensure you have the latest
the National Association of Secondary School
information about critical topics impacting
Principals (NASSP), the National Association
public education, including legislative and
of Elementary School Principals (NAESP),
policy issues, school funding, and state and
and the Consortium for School Networking
national trends. Plus, we share professional
(CoSN). Get and stay connected to any of
development opportunities and other
these organizations through CASE.
State Level Leadership Opportunities Building Connections
You’ll learn about opportunities to serve
Key to our mission is providing opportunities
on state committees that address important
for CASE members to connect with one
public education issues like educator
another. Your colleagues are often the best
effectiveness, graduation requirements, and
resource for new ideas and problem-solving;
school finance. CASE is often tasked by the
we offer the settings for these conversations
legislature and the Governor’s office with identi-
and relationships to occur.
fying interested possible committee members.
We Have a Department for You! CASE has seven job-alike departments designed to meet the unique needs of every type of school administrator. Get connected to your department and benefit from communications, events, and leadership opportunities that are specifically geared toward your position at your school or district. Plus, you’ll build relationships with administrators across the state who are in the same role as you. Share best practices, strategize together, and better understand issues from a statewide perspective.
Colorado Association of Superintendents and Senior Administrators (CASSA)
Department of Business Officials (DBO)
• Superintendents • Assistant superintendents • Other senior administrators
• Chief financial officers • Finance managers • Other school or district business administrators
Colorado Association of Secondary School Principals (CASSP)
Colorado Association of School Personnel Administrators (CASPA)
• Middle and high school principals and assistant principals • District-level administrators serving middle or high schools
• Human resources administrators • Personnel directors
Colorado Association of Education Specialists (CAES) Colorado Association of Elementary School Principals (CAESP) • Elementary school principals and assistant principals • District-level administrators serving elementary schools
• Curriculum, assessment, and instructional administrators • Special education administrators • Communications officers • Staff development professionals
Colorado Association of Leaders in Educational Technology (CALET) • Chief technology officers • Chief information officers • Other educational technology leaders
Getting Involved Expand your influence through CASE leadership opportunities. By serving on a CASE department board or committee, you’ll gain valuable experience and a greater awareness of the statewide K – 12 perspective. Help shape the direction and priorities of CASE, broaden your professional network, and sharpen your leadership skills.
CASE Coordinating Council CASE is governed by a 17-member Coordinating Council, which is made up of the President and President-elect of each of CASE’s seven departments. Additionally, the CASE President, President-elect, and Past President serve on the Council. The Coordinating Council plays an important leadership role at CASE by overseeing the work of the association, determining policies and priorities, and adopting an annual budget. Like CASE department members, Coordinating Council officers build valuable connections with other Colorado administrators.
CASE Department Boards Each of CASE’s seven departments is governed by a board of directors. These boards set the course and activities for their departments, and help connect what’s happening in the field to the work that CASE does on a daily basis. Board members gain a unique perspective on the issues and challenges facing their job-alike colleagues in other districts. They also have the chance to hear regularly and directly from CASE about the work of the association and weigh in on those priorities. Department board elections are held annually, and directors are selected by their department member peers.
CASE Committees CASE committees offer another opportunity to get involved in our association and ensure your voice is heard. Serve on committees that include the Legislative Committee, CASE Leadership Development Diversity Council, and Professional Development Advisory Committee, and share your perspective and insights. Openings for these committees are announced as they become available.
Awards Each year, CASE accepts nominations and evaluates candidates to select the Colorado Superintendent of the Year, National Distinguished Elementary School Principal of the Year, Assistant Principal of the Year, Middle Level Principal of the Year, and High School Principal of the Year. CASE departments annually recognize members for their outstanding contributions and service to public education. Plus, we recognize outstanding CASE member policy leaders for their work and leadership.
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