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Education Support Professionals (ESP) 2013
Education Support Professionals play a crucial role in the everyday lives of our students, and are a vital part of the work that goes on every day in our schools. The paraeducators who work directly with students, the clerical service staff who deal with parents and make our schools run, and the custodial and maintenance professionals are all important to the success of our schools.
CTA established a special day to honor our Education Support Professionals on the third full Tuesday in May during our CTA ESP Week. For 2013 that date was May 21.
As one great family, we must all work to raise the status of Education Support Professionals, and we must work to raise the pay as well. We must strive to ensure that all school workers receive the salary and benefits they deserve.
And, as colleagues, we must thank the education support professionals in our schools, whether they are CTA members or not.
We hope you took time on May 21 to recognize Education Support Professionals in your schools. Perhaps you planned a special lunch, conducted an awards ceremony, set up ESP art as your computer wallpaper, sent a thank you card or an e-card, or offered some words of appreciation for the work they do. For more information on CTA ESP, please visit our ESP page.