You won’t want to miss this new ESP webinar opportunity.

National Education Association Education Support Professionals Quality (ESPQ) Department Center for Great Public Schools Webinar

Educational Support Professionals: My School, My Voice

Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST Register at http://neaorg.adobeconnect.com/eyblsvhupxng/event/event_info.html

Do students and ESPs at your school have everything they need to succeed? As educators, we have the opportunity to speak up and help ensure safe, healthy and supportive school environments for all students and staff. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) allows educators, parents, and students to set more meaningful indicators of success for their school. By sharing your voice and setting specific performance criteria for your school, you can let lawmakers know what kind of help your school needs to reach its full potential. In this webinar, participants will have the opportunity to see what educator voice looks like in schools across the country and discuss barriers to raising our voices as well as opportunities to amplify our voices.

Presenter(s): Bianca Singh, Sr. Policy/Program Specialist, NEA Education Policy and Practice Department

INTENDED AUDIENCE: NEA affiliate leaders, staff, members and partners. All interested parties are welcome. You are encouraged to forward this invite to your partners, leaders and other team members.

FACILITATOR(S): Dorothy Vu, NEA Sr. Communication Specialist Jessica Brinkley, NEA Sr. Program/Policy Analyst Questions? Contact Jessica Brinkley at jdbrinkley@nea.org.

For more ESP professional development opportunities visit http://www.nea.org/esppd.


Welcome to the IEA ESP family

 The Chicago Ridge Educational Support Staff (CRESS) (Region 56)  IEA is pleased to announce the growth of a local! After a card campaign starting last April, 12 ESPs, including food service workers, aides and secretaries, joined their ESP local after all of them signed cards. Congratulations, CRESS!


Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!!!

Have you ever wished there was a conference with ESPs in mind? If so you don’t want to miss the One Conference. Many ESP sessions are planned by ESPs for ESPs. Please join us for the 2019 One Conference for IEA Education Support Professionals (ESP), Higher Education, and IEA Retired members. The two-day event will offer a variety of elective sessions and feature keynote speaker,  Gordon Lafer, professor at the University of Oregon’s Labor Education and Research Center and author of The One Percent Solution: How Corporations Are Remaking America, One State at a Time.

Registration is open for the IEA One Conference!
Join your fellow ESPs in Oak Brook, Oct. 4–5

DoubleTree by Hilton, 1909 Spring Rd., Oak Brook
 Registration fee: $20 per registrant, prior to the event; $30 onsite. The deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 20.
Visit the IEA website for the agenda, session descriptions, session grid and conference brochure.

IEA funding available! Scholarship applications are due by Sept. 6.
Conference Registration Room Reservation

Save the date

All ESPs are welcome to an IEA office near you!

Save these dates and plan to attend an ESP meeting and assembly at an IEA office near you. You are cordially invited to come and attend a meeting, meet with members, ask questions, and gather support for your union organization. Below are a list of meeting dates and locations. If you are unable to attend, please contact us directly using the Contact the ESP Council page on the IEA ESP Council Website. We are always #StrongerUnited and every ESP deserves #rESPect.

Nov. 9 – Champagne; Address: 2110 Clearlake Blvd # 103, Champaign, IL 61822
Feb. 8 – Matteson; Address: 4747 Lincoln Mall Dr # 501, Matteson, IL 60443
April 18 – Sterling; Address: 3307 E Lincolnway #3, Sterling, IL 61081
June 13 – Edwardsville; Address: 1012 Plummer Dr #400, Edwardsville, IL 62025