New ESP local!
Welcome Johnsburg Support Staff Organization (Region 23)
Members of JSSO met at Ringwood Elementary School in Ringwood on Dec. 11 to vote in their very first election. After a whirlwind three-month campaign, 48 paraprofessionals and teachers’ aides formed a new ESP local and they are already preparing to enter bargaining. Congratulations, JSSO!
(Pictured L to R): Jennifer Schmitt, association representative;Kathleen Zakrocky, regional council representative; Julie Young, treasurer; Laurie Stade, president;Dawn Becker, association representative; Kelly Berwick, vice president; Mary Kay Martino, secretary; and Suzy Martin, association representative.

Delaware ESP Ready to Collaborate With State Lawmakers, Open Doors

As legislators with the Delaware General Assembly begin the new legislative season this month in Dover, Amanda Gerardi and Tameka Mays are watching and waiting. The new co-chairs of the Delaware State Education Association’s Education Support Professional Task Force will lead the effort to help lawmakers understand ESP contributions toward student achievement and safety and pass bills that will support ESP professionally.