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National Council for Education Support Professionals

National Council for Education Support Professionals


2018 Annual Representative Assembly
NCESP General Membership Meeting
Saturday, June 30, 2018
3:30PM – 5:30PM
Minneapolis Convention Center
Room: TDB

   2018 Annual Representative Assembly
NCESP Meeting
LUNCH BREAK
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Minneapolis Convention Center
Room: TDB

The National Council for Education Support Professionals (NCESP) works within NEA to represent the specific interests of education support professionals and advocate for ESP issues. Any active NEA member is eligible for NCESP membership. If you are interested in joining as an ESP member, please join as an individual member.  All other NEA members may join as an Associate member.  Please fill out and submit the NCESP membership form or contact ncesp@nea.org.

NCESP Executive Committee

Debby Chandler (Term Ending 2019)
NCESP President
Spokane, Washington

Vickie Jacquet (Term Ending 2019)
NCESP Vice President
Duson, LA

Lois Yukna (Term Ending 2019)
NCESP Secretary
Metuchen, NJ

Donna Johnson (Term Ending 2018)
NCESP Treasurer
South Hadley, MA

Lakilia Bedeau (Term Ending 2019)
NCESP Mid-Atlantic Regional Director
Paducah, KY

Felicia Hampshire (Term Ending 2019)
NCESP Southeast Regional Director
Green Cove Springs, FL

Bridget Jensen (Term Ending 2019)
NCESP Western Regional Director
Kaysville, UT

Kathleen Meltsakos (Term Ending 2019)
NCESP Northeast Regional Director
Groveland, MA

Mary Parrish (Term Ending 2019)
NCESP Pacific Regional Director
Wasilla, AK

Mary Ann Rivera (Term Ending 2019)
NCESP Midwest Regional Director
North Riverside, IL


*PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE BYLAWS*

Under Article IX – Section 2 – Amendments: “Any proposed amendment to these bylaws shall be sent to the president of NCESP by May 1. Copies of the proposed amendment must be sent to all Organizational and Individual members at least 30 days prior to the council meeting.”
 
Having met the May 1 requirement, the proposed change to the bylaws is under Article III Section 2a -  Membership Dues & Sponsorships.
 
The bylaw currently reads: “a. Annual individual dues for an NCESP member shall be $25…”
 
Rational for change: Under the current stipulation, members seeking to enroll or reenroll would have to renew again in September for the next fiscal year. To avoid having to renew memberships two months after the Representative Assembly the recommended change is that memberships for those who enroll and pay dues at the Representative Assembly for $30 will carry them through the remainder of the current fiscal year as well as the following fiscal year.
 
Recommended Change to the bylaw: “Annual individual dues for an NCESP member who enrolls or reenrolls membership shall be $30, which shall be a prorate from the end of the Representative Assembly through the end of the fiscal year (August 31) and starting  September 1 to carry through the entire fiscal year.”
 
This amendment will be voted on at the annual meeting in Minneapolis and requires a two thirds (2/3) vote of
the ballots cast by delegates present and voting.


GPS Fund Grants

NEA’s Great Public Schools (GPS) Fund enables grant awardees to improve student success. Since 2013, the GPS Fund has provided funds to state affiliates, local affiliates, and partnerships that demonstrate leadership in enhancing the quality of public education and engaging members. Award criteria focus on ensuring successful students, accomplished professionals, dynamic collaboration, and empowering leaders. Go here to learn more about the grants already awarded, about guidelines and deadlines, and about the application process.

edCommunities, NEA’s online professional learning and engagement community, hosts many private and public discussion groups. To connect with groups of educators, school support professionals, and other colleagues about how NEA’s GPS Fund Grants can work for you, first go here to become a member then enter key word Grants in the search function and join the “NEA Grants 4 Great Public Schools” group.


RELATED LINKS


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 in the video animation, Education Support Professionals: Meeting the Needs of the Whole Student.  
  • anc_dyn_linksKey Facts About NEA's ESP Members
  • anc_dyn_linksEducation Support Professional Careers
  • anc_dyn_linksThe ESP Quality Department
  • anc_dyn_linksESP Members of the NEA Board
  • anc_dyn_linksThe ESP E-mail List