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2015 NEA ESP Conference Highlights
New Orleans, LA
March 6-8, 2015

2015 ESP of the Year Winner Announced
Congratulations to Janet Eberhardt, paraeducator with the San Francisco Unified School District in California, for being named the 2015 NEA ESP of the Year award winner! Eberhardt joins her predecessors as the 24th national ESP of the Year award winner.

Click here to watch a clip of Janet Eberhardt receiving her award and to hear her acceptance speech.

VIDEOS: Conference Keynote Speakers

NEA President Eskelsen Garcia's Message to ESP
NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia gave a rousing speech to more than 1,000 education support professionals (ESPs) and others attending the opening gala at the 2015 NEA ESP Conference March 6-8 in New Orleans, LA.

NEA Vice President Becky Pringle's Message to ESP 
NEA Vice President Becky Pringle gave an inspiring speech about how ESPs save lives.

NEA  Secretary-Treasurer Princess Moss's Message to ESP
NEA  Secretary-Treasurer Princess Moss empowered ESPs with her message of ESPs importance to education.

Children's Author Jarrett Krosoczka's Message to ESP
Children's author and illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka energizes ESPs as he speaks on the impact his childhood cafeteria worker had on his career.

 


Conference Archives

2014 NEA ESP Conference Highlights
San Francisco, CA
March 7-9, 2014

2014 ESP of the Year Winner Announced
Congratulations to Paula Monroe, Secretary out of California, for being the 2014 NEA ESP of the Year Award winner. Paula Monroe is a former NEA Executive Committe member and has held elected positions with the California Teachers Association (CTA) and Redlands Education Support Professionals Association.

Additional Resources: Paula Monroe acceptance speech

ESPs Impact Student Success

ESP Conference participants speak out about ESPs role in the political world, how politics impact education and how they ensure student and school success.

VIDEOS: Conference Keynote Speakers

NEA President Van Roekel's Message to ESP
NEA President Dennis Van Roekel gave a rousing speech to more than 800 education support professionals (ESPs) and others attending the opening gala at the 2014 NEA ESP Conference March 7-9 in San Francisco, CA.

NEA Vice President Lily Eskelsen's Message to ESP 
NEA Vice President Lily Eskelsen gave an inspiring speech about how ESPs save lives.

NEA  Secretary-Treasurer Becky Pringle's Message to ESP
NEA  Secretary-Treasurer Becky Pringle empowered ESPs with her message of ESPs importance to education.

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2013 NEA ESP Conference Highlights
Louisville, KY
March 8-10, 2013

2013 ESP of the Year Winner Announced
Congratulations to Donna Schulze, Paraeducator out of Maryland, for being the 2013 NEA ESP of the Year Award winner. Schulze is most known for advocating and initiating a bylaw amendment name change for her Maryland state association to ensure inclusion of all education association members. Through her efforts, in 2003 the association name was changed from Maryland State Teachers Association to Maryland State Education Association.

Additional Resources: Donna Schulze acceptance speech

PODCASTS: Conference Workshops via Podcast

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Building Successful Partnerships Within Communities of Color
Communities of color around the country are entering a new era of Community Organizing/Engagement. This session introduces NEA’s new Minority Community Organizing and Partnerships (MCOP) Department and connect members to social activism through the union. It will help viewers understand the purpose and process of community organizing and mutually beneficial partnerships, how we can enhance state and local relationships with ethnic minority populations and organizations, and how to establish new union roles related to parental and/or community engagement, enhancing social justice activism by our members.

Project A.B.L.E.: Acceptance By Learning Experiences
Project A.B.L.E. is a hands-on disability awareness workshop which offers simulations of a variety of disabilities. Promoting empathy, acceptance, and respect, the presentation is held in open forum style. Viewers will gain an understanding of disabilities and gain valuable knowledge and strategies for working with individuals and groups of individuals with disabilities.

Raise Your Hand
This workshop discussion focused on ways to learn more and be inspired to make a difference in the lives of students.The goal of the program is to ensure success for every student through great public schools.

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