Education Support Professionals (ESPs) school support staff make up one-third of the education workforce. There are 2.9 million ESPs working in our nation’s schools, keeping students healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged. NEA’s membership includes nearly a half a million Education Support Professionals.
ESPs are employed in basically 9 job categories:
Clerical Services Security Services. Skilled Trades
Custodial and Maintenance Services Food Services Technical Services
Health and Student Services Paraeducators Transportation Services
All adults working in public education have a roll in educating the whole student. ESPs are partners with teachers, administrators, parents and community members working together to promote quality education, foster positive learning environments and meet the social and emotional needs of all students. ESPs are essential to student success.