Teacher - Secondary
Arvada West High School
Kerrie Dallman is a high school social studies teacher and past president of the Colorado Education Association. She is a strong and vocal advocate for both teachers and public schools. Her leadership was critical in securing a 1. 5 million federal Teacher Incentive Fund grant awarded to Jefferson County Public Schools in October of 2010. The grant funded a five-year study to assess the impact of Jeffco’s proposed Strategic Compensation plan (a targeted performance-based compensation system) on student achievement and on attracting, retaining, and rewarding high-performing educators. Kerrie was one of only four teachers appointed by Governor Bill Ritter in 2010 to serve on the Council on Educator Effectiveness, which was charged with making recommendations on the implementation of SB 191, Colorado’s groundbreaking evaluation law, to the State Board of Education. Kerrie returned to the classroom in the Fall of 2018 and remains active in her union.