Dates To Remember

Two Supports One Location: ESP Council and President Support Team

ESP Council

Please mark your calendars for an ESP assembly near you.

Future ESP Council Meetings/Assemblies/ESP Virtual Round Tables

ESP Council Meetings/Assemblies*New – ESP Virtual Round Tables*
All ESPs are welcome!

Dates Updated for 2020-21
Save these dates and plan to attend an ESP meeting and assembly at an IEA office near you:
August 22-Virtual
November 14th – Virtual
February 20 – Location TBD
April 17 – Location TBD
June 12 – Location TBD

All ESPs are welcome!
Bringing ESP’s voices together to share and advocate on important issues ESPs are facing today. To register and get the virtual link email Arlene at 

 July 18 – 10-12 am
August 6 – 6:30-8 pm

September 19 – 10-11:30 am – ESP’s Health and Safety as We Return To In School Education
October 3rd – ESP Empowerment Day
November 19th – TBD
January 16th – TBD
February 16th – TBD
April 24th – TBD

Upcoming Webinars

Wellness Skills for Self-care and Health for Educational Support Professionals on Thursday, September 10, 2020, from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST.

Register here:

This training will offer simple healing skills for self-care and for promoting health and wellbeing for Educational Support Professionals (ESPs). The program was developed by Capacitar International for work with schools and educators in the U.S. and in other countries around the world. Based on popular education and energy-based methods, the Capacitar practices empower people to deal with traumatic stress, to stabilize and balance strong emotions and to awaken their own healing process. This workshop will include opportunities to practice and apply various healing methods. These methods can be used by all educators, families, and others in the community.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

·         Recognize signs of trauma and stress in students, colleagues, family members and oneself;

·         Demonstrate eight basic Capacitar practices for self-care and for alleviating stress and the symptoms of trauma;

·         Apply methods of protection with oneself/others;

·         Understand Capacitar’s popular education and holistic approach for healing trauma and stress; and

·         Adapt the practices to different cultures.

PRESENTER(S): Patricia Canspelle, PhD, Capacitar Founder/Director

Joan Condon, MA, Capacitar Special Projects Coordinator

Sheila Grady, MSEd, Capacitar Board, Retired Educator


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.


Jennie Young, NEA Sr. Program/Policy Analyst

Jessica Brinkley, NEA Sr. Program/Policy Analyst

Questions? Contact Jessica Brinkley at