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NEA Offers to Pay for Social Media Ads

NEA will place $500 worth of social media ads on behalf of 20 locals who are driving people to engage locally. If interested please complete the short form found here to apply online before August 10. For more information, contact Toccaro Barkley at tbarkley@nea.org. For additional information on NEA ESP programs please contact MaryAnn.Rivera@ieanea.org.

Professional Development Webinar Trainings

NEA ESP Quality Department in the Center of Great Public Schools, in collaboration with other professionals in the education workforce, have created a wide variety professional development webinar series designed to support the professional growth of Education Support Professionals (ESP).

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We are 510,000 strong and the fastest growing membership group in the Illinois Education Association and the National Education Association.

Important Information for ESPs

ESP of the Year Award
This award is meant to further emphasize the contributions of Education Support Professionals to their association, their schools, and their communities.

ESP Council
The Education Support Professional Council consists of thirteen (13) people all of whom are ESP school employees and members of the Illinois Education Association.

ESP Milestones in the IEA
Significant events and accomplishments that members of our IEA-ESP Education Family have achieved.

ESP insider – News & Updates

NEA ESP Website
NEA’s 510,000 Education Support Professional (ESP) members take care of our children every day and make sure they have the tools they need to succeed in our schools and classrooms.

NEA ESP Organizing Toolkit
Ultimately we seek to build power to make change. In this toolkit, we will cover the critical elements of organizing.

Privatization/Subcontracting and The Law
In 2007, the Illinois Education Association achieved a major victory in providing job protection for all ESP employees. Read the exact text of Public Act 095-0241 introduced as House Bill 1347.

ESP Mentoring
Learn the difference between Peer Mentoring and Peer Review and is your Local Association ready for this concept.

Professional Development
Become introduced to an extraordinarily important program for Education Support Professionals. Find out about an excellent NEA Publication.

Job Evaluations Do’s & Don’ts
At some time or another, all employees are formally evaluated by their supervisors. Find out about important information as to how our members can be adequately prepared for their evaluation conference.

Contact the IEA ESP Program

ESP Paraprofessional

Arlene Criglar
ESP Paraprofessional
Phone: (847) 428-7640
Fax: (847) 428-9607

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