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ESP insider | Jan. 30, 2019

REMINDER: NEA Paraeducator Institute webinar
A Paraeducator Guide to IEP Plans
Thurs., Jan. 31  |  6 – 7 p.m. CST
Information / Registration
Awards and scholarships

Stacey Burroughs Education Scholarship – $2,500 for college-bound seniors!
Applications are due Thurs., Jan. 31.


The ESP Council created the ESP STAR 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!

Important ESP meetings

ESP Assembly
All ESP members are invited!

Sat., Feb. 9 at 9 a.m.
IEA Elgin office, 2250 Point Blvd., Suite 400

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

ESP Connections: Let’s Talk
All ESP members are invited!
Sat., Feb. 23, 10 a.m. to noon.
IEA Libertyville office, 1860 W. Winchester Rd., Suite 202.
A light breakfast will be served.
Please register today!

ESP Connections was created organically by local ESP members. ESP Connections is looking for more members to join the conversation and help focus our advocacy. Join us Feb. 23 to network, share ideas and make new friends.

Leadership and training

Are you interested in leading a training session for ESP delegates at this year’s IEA RA?
Request for proposals (RFPs) are due Feb. 1. Please complete and submit your online proposal today!

This year’s IEA RA will be held in Apr. 11-13 in Rosemont. Visit the IEA website for information and an informative video.

The National Leadership Summit is open to all NEA members!
Mar. 15-17, Denver
The purpose of the summit is to develop activist leaders and prepare them with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to lead relevant, thriving associations and to lead in their professions.

Information and registration

If you have questions or would like to subscribe to the summit mailing list, send an email to

2019 NEA ESP Conference
Mar. 22-24 in Las Vegas

Online registration closes Feb. 8

Information and registration

Professional development