Tag Archive: ESP

Nov 01

National Education Support Professionals Day is November 14

National Education Support Professionals (ESP) Day is November 14, 2018! Join WEAC, NEA and schools across the country as we recognize the amazing ESP who make a difference in the lives of students both in and out of the classroom.

Feb 02

WEAC celebrates ParaPros in Wisconsin Public Schools!

Wisconsin’s public schools work because educators give their all every day. WEAC has launched a new campaign to celebrate the role of one group of those educators – the paraprofessionals – or ParaPros! Watch for our campaign on YouTube, Facebook and even Pinterest – and when you see it, please share. It’s up to all of us, working together, to celebrate the great work of every public school educator.

Aug 01

‘ParaEducators deserve quality, ongoing professional development’

The federal education law known as ESSA spells out several opportunities for ParaEducators to receive quality professional development, writes Lynn Goss, a ParaEducator in the St. Croix Central School District and a member of the National Education Association Board of Directors. It’s important that all ParaEducators make sure their school districts make these professional development opportunities available and then take full advantage of them. “Join me as I continue to advocate for targeted and ongoing professional development that all ParaEducators need and deserve,” she writes.

Jul 11

Sequanna Taylor of Milwaukee elected to ESP seat on the NEA Board

WEAC member Sequanna Taylor, from Milwaukee, has been elected to an Education Support Professional At-Large seat on the National Education Association Board. Sequanna, who is president of the Milwaukee Educational Assistants’ Association and sits on the Executive Board of the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association, was elected by an overwhelming vote of delegates to the NEA Convention in Boston. The Convention concluded over the weekend.

Mar 13

Wisconsin ESP well represented at national conference

Wisconsin had a very impressive contingent this weekend at the NEA Education Support Professionals (ESP) Conference in Dallas. The NEA ESP conference is the premier professional development opportunity for Education Support Professionals across the nation.

Mar 09

WEAC launches major effort to promote, support Education Support Professionals

WEAC is launching a major effort this year to raise awareness about the value of Education Support Professionals in Wisconsin public schools. The multi-year campaign is designed to demonstrate appreciation for the critical role ESP play in schools, and to support them in developing their skills, with the ultimate goal of further helping children succeed.

Feb 07

NEA grant helps WEAC promote and support Education Support Professionals

“Support professionals have a direct impact on student learning,” said Arlene Braden, a high school secretary and WEAC Secretary-Treasurer. “We’re excited to lead efforts to recognize their important role and offer opportunities so they have even a more profound impact on students.”

Nov 23

Deadline is February 1 for two $1,000 ESP Scholarships

The deadline is February 1, 2017, to apply for one of two new one-year scholarships that will be awarded to WEAC Education Support Professional (ESP) members for study at either a two-year or four-year accredited institution of higher education.

Nov 01

Celebrate American Education Week November 14-18

American Education Week — November 14-18, 2016 — presents all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. This year’s theme, “Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility,” is reflected in special observances each day of the 2016 weeklong celebration, including Wednesday, November 16, which is Education Support Professionals Day.

Oct 14

NEA Today spotlights work of union leader Sequanna Taylor, an ESP and Milwaukee County supervisor

Sequanna Taylor is not only the mother of four, the parent engagement specialist at Golda Meir School, an active union leader in the Milwaukee Educational Assistants’ Association and WEAC, she is also now a Milwaukee County Supervisor! “When that seat became available, I knew I couldn’t just sit around,” she says. “My union prepared and encouraged me to seek higher office, so if the county is going to speak for our students and schools, then I am going to fight from within the system.”

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