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National Council for Education Support Professionals

National Council for Education Support Professionals

The National Council for Education Support Professionals (NCESP) works within NEA to represent the specific interests of education support professionals. Any active NEA ESP member is eligible for NCESP membership.

NCESP Executive Committee

Debby Chandler (Term Ending 2016)
NCESP President
Spokane, Washington

NCESP Vice President

Lois Yukna (Term Ending 2016)
NCESP Secretary
Metuchen, NJ

Donna Johnson (Term Ending 2017)
NCESP Treasurer
South Hadley, MA

Lakilia Bedeau (Interm Ending 2016)
NCESP Mid-Atlantic Regional Director
Paducah, KY

Carmen Hill
(Interim Ending 2016)
NCESP Midwest Regional Director
St. Louis, MO

Bob McCarty (Term Ending 2017)
NCESP Western Regional Director
Torrington, WY

Mary Parrish (Term Ending 2017)
NCESP Pacific Regional Director
Wasilla, AK

Chuck Thompson (Term Ending 2016)
NCESP Northeast Regional Director
Philadelphia, PA

Vickie Jacquet (Term Ending 2017)
NCESP Southeast Regional Director
Duson, LA


Thank you to all who were able to attend the NCESP General Membership Meeting (GMM) during the 2015 NEA ESP Conference in New Orleans, LA. We invite you to join us at our next GMM which will take place during the NEA Representative Assembly in Orlando, FL. Additional information regarding this meeting will be available late spring.


In accordance with Article IX, Section 2 of the NCESP Constitution and Bylaws, all Constitution and Bylaw changes must be submitted to the President of NCESP by May 1. Any Constitution and Bylaw Amendment Forms received by the NCESP President after May 1 are counted as invalid.

Additional Resources

Officer Declaration of Candidacy and Biographical form


  • anc_dyn_linksNCESP Network
  • anc_dyn_linksNCESP Individual / Associate Membership Form
  • anc_dyn_linksNCESP Organization Membership Form
  • anc_dyn_linksNCESP State Affiliate Sponsorship Membership Form
  • anc_dyn_linksNCESP Constitution and Bylaws
  • anc_dyn_linksNCESP Candidate Nomination Form
  • anc_dyn_linksNCESP NEA Representative Assembly Announcements

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2016 NEA ESP Conference

2015 ESP Conference Highlights

ESP Conference Highlight Archives

ESP of the Year History & Information

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  • anc_dyn_linksNEA ESP Leaders for Tomorrow Overview and Guidelines
  • anc_dyn_linksNational Council for Education Support Professionals
  • anc_dyn_linksKey facts about NEA's ESP members
  • anc_dyn_linksESP Jobs
  • anc_dyn_linksESPs: Why Join NEA?
  • anc_dyn_linksThe ESP Quality Department
  • anc_dyn_linksESP Members of the NEA Board
  • anc_dyn_linksThe ESP E-mail List