ESP Insider

ESP insider | Feb. 28, 2019

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Spring elections and ESP STAR award

IEA spring elections
For information on the elections process and timeline go to the Elections page on IEA Members Only.

ESP STAR award
Nominate an ESP member today!

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

ESP Council news

IEA ESP Council announces new website! 
The IEA ESP Council’s new website is up and running! Go to to find the latest updates on what the council is doing, contact a council member, share information, find upcoming events and provide feedback.

Save the date!

The next ESP Council meeting is scheduled for May 4 in Bloomington. All ESPs are welcome – watch for details as the date gets closer.
Host an ESP assembly!
If you would like to host an ESP assembly at an IEA office in your area, please contact Alex Wallace.
ESP Connections

A small but powerful group of ESP leaders met Sat., Feb. 23 in the IEA Libertyville Office. The conversation was awesome and the group came up with great ideas on how to move forward. Stay tuned for more from ESP Connections!

Pictured above from left to right: Redelle Lawrence, Char Komperda, Leticia Childs and Julie Wilt.

ESP leadership and professional development opportunities

Roundtable on Student Violence
This hands-on workshop for ESPs, Tips, Tricks and Modifications to Deal with Student Violence, will be held on two different dates in two locations (both from 5 – 8 p.m.):

  • TODAY at 5 p.m., IEA Rockford office
  • Mar. 5, IEA Palatine office

Featured online PD for ESPs from the IEA Learning Portal

Check out these two online courses:

To access the IEA Learning Portal, go to and log in to your account. First time users will need to create an account. Or, you can access through Members Onlyfrom the IEA website.

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

Mar. 26 – Origins of the Final Solution: The Psychology of Perpetrators (Carterville IEA Office)

Mar. 27 – Diaries and Memoirs: Using Primary Sources to Teach the Holocaust (IEA PDC, Springfield)

For more information about these workshops, please visit the website