The National Education Association is the nation’s largest professional employee organization promoting public education. Its members work at all levels of education and represent three million educators and more than half a million education support professionals. ESPs can also join affiliate organizations in all states, covering more than 14,000 communities. The Office of Educational Policy Planning supports these members and helps them apply for kindergarten, middle school, and high school. To learn more, visit the NEA website.
Education Support professionals are vital to schools. Their role is essential to keep the school running smoothly, keeping the children safe, and providing a positive learning environment. They serve in a variety of jobs in the education sector, from clerical support to transportation and food service. In Michigan, many ESPs are employed in busy school offices and classrooms. In Ohio, the OEA and OAESP host their annual conference for educators.
The National Education Association (NEA) has a program called the Leaders for Tomorrow, which trains future ESP leaders across the country. Each year, the program selects twenty education support professionals from across the country. In addition to the NEA, a separate organization called the National Council for Education Support Professionals (NCESP) represents the specific interests of the education support profession. As a member of the NEA, you can also join NCESP and become a leader in the field.
The Department of Education’s ESPs can provide direct assistance to teachers and students. Other ESP positions include career counseling, health care, and clerical services. They may be the only person on site who can assist teachers in classrooms. In order to ensure that their work is valued, ESPs should be recognized in the education community and be afforded the same status as other educators. Hence, the OEA/OAESP Annual Conference for 2019 will provide education support professionals with the necessary tools and resources for achieving this goal.
The Education Support Program focuses on the implementation of programs that strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Education and support the work of school personnel. For instance, the program provides support for teacher professional development, community involvement in decision-making processes, and quality improvement. It also strengthens the board of Trustees and the Ministry of Education’s ability to respond to emergency situations. Aside from this, OEA/OAESP’s Annual Conference is an important event for educators. Its mission is to advance public education through training and awareness.
The OEA and the PSEA are working together to develop legislation that will protect the interests of ESPs. The National Council of Education Support Professionals is an organization that represents specific interests of ESPs and other members of the union. The NCESP is the umbrella organization for all NEA and OAESP member ESPs. All OEA and PSEA members are eligible to become members of the OAESP. This is a great opportunity for educators in any profession.
The OEA and PSEA are working to create legislation that will protect ESPs. This legislation will help to ensure that the profession is properly regulated and that it serves the needs of all stakeholders. The OEA has been working with the PSEA and ESPs for years. While the PSEA does not have an official voice, it does have an active membership in the National Council of Education Support Professionals. The organization’s members are a key part of the NEA and the OAESP and are actively involved in promoting the interests of the union.
The National Association of Education Support Professionals (NEA) is an association that supports ESP members. This organization promotes the professional growth and development of ESPs. Its members also serve as the backbone of public schools in Michigan. Their work is visible on school buses, in busy classrooms, in the school office, and in the cafeterias. In addition to paraeducators and administrative assistants, NEA members include custodians, security and technology staff, and food service workers.
The NEA’s Leaders for Tomorrow program is a training program for future ESPs. It is designed to develop skilled, committed, and dedicated ESP leaders in the 50 states. Moreover, the NEA’s National Council for Education Support Professionals is a specialized body that represents the interests of ESPs. The NCESP’s membership is open to any NEA ESP member. However, a state’s NEA member is required for participation.