Do you want to be a voice for all ESP members throughout Illinois? We will have openings on the ESP Council for committed member advocates.

 Confirmation of the ESP Council positions to be elected 2019

·        ESP Northern/Central Section Representative

·        ESP Northern/Central Section Alternate

·        ESP Southern/Central Section Alternate (remainder of term to 2021)

·        ESP Council Member (1 position)

·        ESP Ethnic Minority Council Member (1 position)

The election notice and nomination forms for the 2019 spring statewide elections are being prepared now.

More information will be coming soon.


IEA-NEA ESP Emerging Leaders Academy

!!!!!ESP’s PLEASE READ!!!!!!

Have you ever wanted to take more of a leadership role at a local, state, or national level? The IEA-NEA ESP Emerging Leaders Academy is committed to helping ESP members acquire skills and the confidence needed to lead at the local level. Many program graduates have even stepped into state or national leadership positions. This strength and success has seeded a desire to expand its positive impact.

!!!!!The IEA-NEA is so committed to helping members grow and develop into strong leaders that all participants are fully funded for the following expenses:  Airfare, lodging in Denver, Colorado, at the Summer Leadership Academy and at the organizing project location. Breakfast and lunch, some dinners, substitute pay or salary reimbursement, and attendance to the NEA Leadership Summit are also fully funded.

This really is a GREAT opportunity for any ESP member.



This is a hands-on workshop that will show participants how to use free or dollar store items to create materials to assist students with learning, engagement and focus. Participants will tap into their creative side and will leave this workshop with an assortment of tools that can be used immediately upon returning to their classroom, bus, lunchroom, or other work area. We will highlight where to find new ideas and how to adapt materials for a variety of learners. This workshop will energize Participants to “think outside of the box” with simple and fun ways to engage students and modify academic work to better meet student goals.


FEBRUARY 28 – 5-8 PM
Rockford IEA
7029 Rote RdRockford, IL 61107