Education Support Professionals
As Education Support Professionals (ESP) you are the first to greet students in the morning on the bus, serve them food, keep their buildings clean and safe and help them achieve in the classroom. The role of the ESP continues to grow and the MEA is here to support you in your profession, protect your career from privatization all while saving you money. Download the membership form here.
The MEA understands our ESPs serve the whole student and we strive to create a professional learning network for our ESP members. As a member, among other things, you have access to a variety of free conferences and workshops with topics that include:
ESP tips & topics
ESP forums to meet and talk with colleagues
How students’ home life affects their school life
Creating safe schools
Membership also comes with a safeguard--knowing you will have some of the best contract negotiators in the state working to protect your profession. In just the last year, the MEA saved the jobs of school bus drivers from privatization launching a campaign which included everything from local media coverage to yard signs and rallies. If not for the MEA, it is possible those jobs would have gone to subcontractors.
Have more questions about membership? Check out our ESP FAQ page. Want to tell us what interests you so we can better meet your need? Fill out this online card so we can better serve our existing and new members.