Celebrating ESPs

ESPs are an integral part in the success of our students. Many ESPs go beyond their job description, to make a difference in both schools and communities. Check out these awards to nominate a member in your local.

IEA ESP of the Year

IEA Reg Weaver Human and Civil Rights Award

ESP Star Award

Check out these great ESP Resources

The NEA ESP Quality Department offers a variety of resources designed to support and elevate the professional excellence of Education Support Professionals in all career families.

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ESPs: Who We Are
This brochure promotes an understanding of the 9 ESP career families and provides data and statistics about NEA ESP members working in K-12 and higher education.

ESPs: Supporting Our Own Through Mentoring
This manual is designed to assist state and local Associations and/or school districts/universities to plan and implement mentoring programs for ESP. Download >>

ESP Voice and Opportunity in ESSA
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides ESP a voice for input into school decision-making, as well as opportunities for professional development and program funding. ESP Voice and Opportunity in ESSA is designed for the busy ESP advocate who needs to know the key areas where ESSA may be used for positive impact.

ESPs: Meeting the Needs of the Whole Student 
This digibook illustrates how ESP keep students healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged, ensuring their success for school and in life. Download >>

ESP Bullying Prevention Brochure
This brochure advocates for ESP inclusion in school bullying training and informs how ESP can intervene in bullying, meeting the needs of the whole student. Download >>

Making Connections: Engaging Members in Building Community Support
This manual provides tools to develop strong community connections and support for ESPs and the Association. In order to achieve our goals: gaining recognition and respect for the work we do, improve working conditions, protect our jobs against privatization, and ensure fair pay, we must enlist the support of our communities.

This resource is only available to NEA members and must be ordered by sending a request to esp.program@nea.org.

Beat Privatization: A Step‐by‐Step Crisis Organizing Manual
When a school district is already considering contracting out for services, it’s too late to develop a pro‐active anti‐privatization campaign. The local must organize and act immediately! Beat Privatization provides the step-by-step approach for locals and members to organize and win!

This resource is only available to NEA members and must be ordered by sending a request to esp.program@nea.org.