Education Support Professionals
Created by paras for paras, PI aims to elevate the profession of paraeducators through policy, professional development, resources, and more.
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
Interacting with students daily is an integral part of custodial and maintenance service work. These education support professionals help educate the whole student through leadership and mentoring.
ESP News & Highlights
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.
The Road to ESP Networking Runs Through Facebook
Education Support Professionals use social media to connect, commiserate, and advocate.
ESSA Implementation Enhanced by 'Para Power'
The appointment of paraeducators on the US Department of Education's ESSA Negotiated Rulemaking Committee means ESP 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 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!
ESP in the States