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Education Support Professionals Day 2015

November 18, 2015, Education Support Professionals Day, is a celebration in honor of ESPs who keep schools running and students safe, healthy and ready to learn. NEA Vice President Becky Pringle and Secretary-Treasurer Princess R. Moss along with the 2015 ESP of the Year Janet Eberhardt, were out and about visting public schools to honor the ESPs who not only work to serve students in public schools, they are dedicated to both their jobs and their communities.


AEW 2015: ESP Day in Photos:


Get to Know Your Education Support Professionals!

Today we celebrate our nation's school support staff and their tireless work in meeting the needs of the whole student. See how Native American specialist Cecil Crawford is addressing a critical need by helping to lower the dropout rate at his school.


Find out more about ESPs, who comprise more than 40 percent of the total K-12 education workforce. Illinois custodian and NEA member Dave Arnold shares this poem about our ESP members.

Download ESP flyers from the AEW Online Toolkit and download the booklet A Guide to Celebrate National Education Support Professionals Day ( PDF, 389 KB, 17 pgs.) to use for your AEW celebrations.

On ESP Day 2015, NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia delivers a message of thanks:


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