Educational Support Professionals (ESP) Day is Wednesday, Nov. 20 - a time to recognize those individuals who provide invaluable services to our schools. ESPs provide essential services that ensure a safe, clean, efficient, and caring environment for the students who attend New Jersey's great public schools. Watch the video below to learn more about the work they do, the impact they have on their schools and their communities, and how privatization shortchanges everyone.
ESP Conference inspires advocates
The NJEA Educational Support Professional (ESP) of the Year will be honored at the 40th annual NJEA ESP Conference held Jan. 31- Feb. 2 at the Doubletree Hotel in Somerset. NJEA will also confer the ESP Career Achievement and Friend of ESP awards there.
The deadline to make a nomination for either the Friend of ESP Award or Career Achievement Award is December 6. Go to the ESP page for more information and nomination forms. Download the registration form with full workshop descriptions and conference schedule. Preregistration is required by Jan. 3.
ESP Academy provides online professional development
NJEA is committed to the continued professional development of all of its members. That’s why we created the ESP Career Academy, which will equip ESP members with the skills they need to excel in their diverse careers.
ESP career enhancement strategies for locals
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. Learn more
Pinch Hit for an ESP
Did you know that the NJEA program Teacher for a Day, which invites members from the community such as the mayor, council people, board members, and business owners to spend a day at school in the shoes of a teacher, has an ESP counterpart? Pinch Hit for ESP is the which provides the perfect opportunity to showcase the work you do.