Education Support Professionals
Registration for the 2017 NEA Education Support Professionals (ESP) Conference, March 10-12, 2017 in Dallas, Texas is NOW OPEN. Register today!
Created by paras for paras, PI aims to elevate the profession of paraeducators through policy, professional development, resources, and more.
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
ESP are more than just school employees. They are community members and mentors who support the whole student. Read how transportation workers in MI are supporting student success through a community sock drive.
ESP News & Highlights
NEW: ESP Animated Video
ESP are critical members of the education workforce and ensure student success from pre-school through college. They have a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion and play critical roles in the school community.
We are proud to release the new video animation, Education Support Professionals: Meeting the Needs of the Whole Student. Through the eyes of Sofi, a middle school student, see how Education Support Professionals (ESP) make a difference in the lives of their students, both in and out of the classroom.
School Bleach Safety Resource
ESP work every day to keep students healthy and safe. The American Chemistry Council’s Chlorine Chemistry Division, in collaboration with the National Education Association and a substantial team of advisors, has developed a video on the safe use and storage of bleach in the school environment.
One of the most effective ways that surfaces frequently touched by children are sanitized is with dilute solutions of chlorine bleach. Watch the School Bleach Safety video for instructions on how ESP can safely and properly handle and store chlorine bleach.
ESP Day Celebration - Out of the Mouth of Babes!
Superintendent Perry of Salem-Keizer Public Schools highlighted the critical role ESP play in the school community by talking to those they impact the most, the students!
They Waved Their Arms in Pure Joy
Education Support Professionals impact students lives on a daily basis. They provide mentorship to students, work with them in the classrooms, and even create moving libraries in their personal vehicles to bring books to students in low-income neighborhoods.
ESP Professional Development Opportunities
NEA state and local associations across the nation offer professional development opportunities for their ESP members throughout the year. Click on your state in the drop down feature of the map below to find listings in your area!