Education Support Professionals
Staff Contact: Janet Stein
The SCEA ESP Program promotes the employment rights and success of the thousands of Education Support Personnel in SC public schools. Education Support Personnel are paraprofessionals, secretaries, teacher aides, bus drivers, food service, maintenance, media assistants, custodians and all classified school employees.
HIGHLIGHTS & RESOURCES:
Download our Guide to Celebrating National ESP Day
NEA's American Education Week is November 14-20 and November 17 is designated for individuals who provide invaluable services to schools are recognized for their outstanding work.
Win $100 Staples Gift Card from NEA Priority Schools Campaign
Do you spend money out of your own pocket to help students in your school? Beginning November 1, education support professionals can post a list of items purchased or post a photograph of the items. Random daily drawings will begin during American Education Week (November 15-19).
NEW Dave Arnold Column: Pirate Ship Sails into School Library
The Jolly Reader, a sturdy single-deck vessel is painted the school colors of purple and gold. Benches line the inside perimeter of the ship so children can sit and read. Kids can't wait for library period each day so they can all get aboard.
VIDEO: Cafeteria Renovation Increases Healthy Food Options for New Jersey Students
Serving nutritious food to 800 students is a lot of work. The ‘Café Ladies’ of Sayreville’s War memorial High School will show you how their updated facilities led to healthier students.
SLIDESHOW: Fighting Privatization in Court and at the Ballot Box
After Michigan support professionals are fired due to privatization, the state Association sues the school district while the ESP president runs for the school board. Both win.
Sizing Up the Obesity Crisis
By nurturing healthy habits, public school educators are tipping the scales in kids’ favor.
Enter Healthy Recipes for Kids Competition: Deadline, December 30
First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let's Move!” campaign, in association with the U.S. Department of Agriculture is challenging teams of school nutrition professionals and chefs to create tasty, healthy new recipes for inclusion on school lunch menus across the country.