ESP Insider

Oct. 25, 2018

ESP Council

Watch a short video message from ESP Council member Jill Scarcelli.

All ESPs invited! ESP Assembly and Council meeting – Sat., Nov. 3 at 9 a.m. in Springfield.

If you are interested in hosting an ESP Assembly at an IEA office in your area, please contact Alex Wallace.

To stay connected to other ESPs in all job categories, be sure to follow the IEA Education Support Professionals Caucus on Facebook and visit the ESP webpage on the IEA website.
ESP Connections

Pictured above, left to right: Leticia Childs, Julie Wilt, Holly Smigelski, Dawn Hamelberg and Christopher Blum in back. 

ESP Connections Network: Let’s talk
Join us for an open conversation with other education support professionals on Sat., Nov. 3 at the IEA Lombard Office, 10 a.m. – noon.

Letter from ESP member Christopher Blum

Let’s talk flier

Your vote matters!

IEA Voter Guide for Nov. 6 General Election
Quickly find IEA-recommended candidates and where you are registered to vote at IEA’s legislative and political action website provides updates and resources on the upcoming election.
Awards and scholarships

2019 IEA ESP of the Year award
The purpose of the award is to recognize an education support professional who has shown outstanding accomplishments in the following areas:

  • Involvement in his/her local, state and/or national association,
  • ​Achievements in his/her professional classification,
  • Promoting public education in the community, and/or
  • Enhancement of the image of ESPs in the association, worksite or community.
An ESP must be nominated by his/her local association president, leadership within the nominee’s local IEA office or by a member of the IEA Board of Directors.

Nominations are due Jan. 18.

The 2019 IEA ESP of the Year online nomination form and downloadable form can both be found on the IEA website.

What is the ESP STARS program?
The ESP Council created the ESP STARS program to allow local leaders to recognize and publicize the good work of their ESP members across the state.

Please use the online form to nominate members of your local association for an ESP STAR!

ESP STARS online nomination form

SCORE grants – Schools and Community Outreach by Educators
Educators in their first 10 years in any IEA local are eligible to apply for a SCORE grant. If partners or trios of IEA members apply together, at least one of the applicants should be within their first 10 years of membership. Find out more and view past SCORE grant awards.