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ESP of the Year Award (HB 134) Becomes Law

House Bill 134 is an effort to fully recognize and celebrate the contributions Education Support Professionals provide to Delaware schools.  Quite simply, the bill will establish an Educational Support Professional of the Year award program throughout the State.

Delaware does not currently have a statewide ESP of the Year award.  There are several individual school districts who honor a district-wide ESP of the Year, but the award is still not one which the State has seen fit to establish.  

Keep These in a Safe Place

Maintain an easily accessible collection of personal documents at home or school for quick reference or in case of emergency.

Starting the Job Off Right

You were hired because you were the best candidate for the job.  You are an integral part of the educational process and students and teachers need the skills and abilities you bring to the table.  Keep that positive outlook going by incorporating some of these suggested tips.

Fitting In

Regardless of what job you do in your school district, it's important to build relationships with your fellow workers.  Knowing what staff members do can help you better understand their specific needs and how you can help each other.

Improving Paraprofessional Pay in Delaware

In July of 2012, state leaders came together around the goal of improving the pay earned by ESPs in Delaware.  The ambitious plan is just the first step in what we hope will be an ongoing effort to fairly and respectfully compensate ESPs for the valuable role they plan in the education of Delaware students.

ESPs: Ensuring Student and School Success

Education Support Professionals are the first and last school employees to see students in the school community. Through their various careers they touch the lives of students and ensure student success. Watch the video below recorded at the 2014 NEA ESP Conference to hear how.

ESPs Around the Country

ESPs play a vital role in almost every school district in America.  Learn about the challenges ESPs face across the nation, as well as some of their success stories.