ESPs are 510,000 strong and the fastest growing membership group in the Illinois Education Association and the National Education Association. Education Support Personnel are an intricate part of our public school system. ESP members educate and support our students every day and make sure they have the tools they need to succeed in our schools and classrooms. Lets face it, in most cases ESPs are the first faces students see each morning and the last faces they see when they go home. What you do each day matters and makes a difference in the lives of our students.
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IMPORTANT NEA ESP Publication Resources
The NEA ESPQ Department offers a variety of publications designed to support and elevate the careers of Education Support Professionals in all career categories. ESP publications are designed to support ESP professional growth, and to help bring recognition to ESP careers and the impact they have on the education of the whole student.
Who.We.Are ESP: ESP are critical members of the education workforce. They meet the needs of the whole student, ensuring that students achieve at their highest levels. This folder 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.
ESP Organizing Toolkit-
Iis designed for State and Local Affiliates and their members implementing engagement campaigns. These resources provide a framework for organizing; these successful tactics emerged from the experience of implementing a local engagement program in many NEA state affiliates and locals.
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: Meeting the Needs of the Whole Student Bullying Prevention Brochure-
Resource advocates for ESP inclusion in school bullying training and informs how ESP can intervene in bullying, meeting the needs of the whole student.
ESP Perspectives on Bullying: This series is based on findings from NEA’s 2010 Nationwide Study of Bullying: Teachers and ESP Perspectives and the 2012 National ESP Survey. The 4‐page Perspectives present data by career family and provides practical tips on what ESP can do to prevent or intervene in bullying situations.