Education Support Professionals
JUST ANNOUNCED…The 2017 NEA Education Support Professionals (ESP) Conference will be held March 10-12, 2017 in Dallas, Texas!
Learn more about issues Education Support Professionals face in their careers and how you can become an ESP advocate.
Elevate your career with our NEA ESP resources and tools. Find links to grants, publications, trainings and more.
ESP & NEA TODAY
The national ESP of the Year winner, Doreen McGuire-Grigg, will represent NEA at various national events until the 2017 ESP of the Year is announced. Read more about her story.
NEA's 2016 ESP Conference in photos!
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ESP News & Highlights
ESSA Implementation Enhanced by 'Para Power'
The appointment of paraeducators on the US Department of Education's ESSA Negotiated Rulemaking Committee means ESPs are now part of the decision-making process at the highest levels. Read about their current tasks and what they have accomplished to date.
ESP Advocates for Students as a Milwaukee County Supervisor
In 2011 Sequanna Taylor learned the new Act 10 law stripped most public unions of collective bargaining rights and changed the relationship between educators, the union and school district for worse.
Read what she has done since then to make a difference in her county.
Safeguarding Custodians Promotes School Safety and Health
Custodial and maintenance employees are the guardians of safety and health for students, staff and the community. When districts try to cut or privatize custodial services, everyone loses.
ESP Professional Development Opportunities
NEA state and local associations across the nation offer professional development opportunities for their ESPs throughout the year. Be sure to visit the ESPs in the States page to see a listing in your state. Simply click on the map below for more information!
ESPs in the States