The Mikkelsen Diamond Award recognizes a CEA member for outstanding service to education through collective bargaining and represents the four objectives of collective bargaining: employee rights, salary/benefits, working conditions and operational procedures.

Andy is WEA’s Lead Negotiator and deserves a big thank you for all the time he has committed and the work he has done through WEA negotiations, to make Westminster Public Schools the highest paying district in the state of Colorado. WPS has the highest paid teachers in 500 miles and the highest paid ESP in 1300 miles. He has also been effective in making improvements in language for both the Teacher and ESP Contracts. WEA is one, of only a few, wall-to-wall locals in the nation and Andy has done a fantastic job making improvements for both Teachers and ESP.

Give him a Congrats and a big high five!!