Paula Monroe has been named CTA ESP of the Year for 2013. Paula is known as a formidable activist for all CTA and NEA members. Her local is Redlands Education Support Professsionals Association (RESPA), in southern California.
As chair of the Cal ESP unit, one of Paula’s primary goals was to have ESPs become full members of CTA. In 2006, her goal became a reality when CTA included 5,000 ESPs as full CTA members! She accomplished this by becoming active on the state & national level, holding various positions & serving on numerous committees.
Paula made CTA history as the first CTA ESP member to be nominated by CTA State Council for the position of NEA Executive Committee member, where she is currently serving her 2nd term.
Paula is a founding member of the National Coalition of Classified Employees, which is a voice for one million classified/ESP members. She began her career with Redlands USD 20 years ago as a Computer Lab Assistant. Congratulations, Paula!