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Bill Jaeger, Vice President, Colorado Children's Campaign

Bill Jaeger serves as the Vice President of Early Childhood Initiatives at the Colorado Children’s Campaign, a non-profit, non-partisan research, policy, and advocacy organization committed to ensuring every chance for every child. Bill has spent more than a fifteen years teaching, studying, and working on issues in public education and public policy. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a Master’s in Education from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education before spending several years as a public school teacher and administrator in the greater Hartford, Connecticut area. Bill also holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and a Master’s in Political Science and worked in several positions in the non-profit sector prior to joining the Colorado Children’s Campaign. His research has been published in American Politics Research and State Politics and Policy Quarterly and he currently serves as a Colorado Children and Families Health and Human Services Ascend Fellow with the Aspen Institute. He also serves on the Boards of the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition and Mile High Early Learning. At the Children’s Campaign, Bill has led efforts to advance child care, early learning, and mental health policy efforts to support Colorado’s youngest children. Recent legislation that the Children’s Campaign has championed in these areas include HB 14-1317 to reform our state’s child care subsidy program, SB 14-003 to establish the “Cliff Effect” Pilot Program, HB 15-1317 to create “pay for success” programs in Colorado, and HB 16-1227 to lower barriers to child care for teen parents and survivors of domestic violence. Bill is a graduate of Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs and enjoys spending time in the mountains with his wife, son, daughter, and golden retriever.