NJEA has a proud, historical record of achievement in promoting, protecting and organizing the careers and interests of educational support professionals. NJEA continuously strives to safeguard and advance the professional interests, training, job security, and pension and health benefits of its educational support professionals. From the local to the national level, NJEA has led the way for ESP in organizing over 53,000 ESP members, negotiating contract improvements and achieving legislation in all areas of terms and conditions of employment.
Educational Support Professionals:
We’re Essential; We Matter
Educational Support Professionals (ESPs) provide essential services that ensure a safe, clean, efficient, and caring environment for the students who attend New Jersey’s great public schools. Learn more about the work they do, the impact they have on their schools and their communities, and how privatization shortchanges everyone. >> Download poster
Nominate the 2016 ESP of the Year
NJEA will present the "Educational Support Professional of the Year" Award to an NJEA member whose activities reflect the contributions of educational support professionals to public education. NJEA is now accepting nominations for the 2016 ESP Person of the Year. Locals must submit nominations to the County Association by Sept. 25; the deadline for County nominations is Oct. 16. Nominations are also being accepted for the ESP Career Achievement Award and the Friend of ESP.
NJEA ESP highlighted on BEN-FM
NJEA and BEN-FM have partnered to educate the public about the important role Educational Support Professionals play in our schools and in our communities. Each month, BEN-FM will feature an NJEA ESP member in a 60-second radio ad talking about the contributions they make in their students’ education. Learn more
Making every day Educational Support Professionals Day
In these challenging times, it is more important than ever for ESP to educate the public about the valuable work they do in New Jersey’s public schools, and communities. That’s why NJEA is providing resources to help ESP share their stories with the public. Most of these documents can be personalized to meet the needs and goals of your local association. Read more