More than 150 Education Support Professionals from across the state attended this year’s conference, which featured over 35 workshops that addressed a variety of issues including: ESP issues; health, wellness, and safety; special education; collaborating with others; knowing students; instructional strategies; supporting students’ needs; and technology.
With two decades of education experience, Paula Monore, this year’s keynote speaker, has been a champion for public education and school employees at the local, state and national levels. She spoke on her belief that “together we are better” and that every educator deserves respect for their roles in helping students succeed. For her work, she was presented with the CTA President’s Award for Exceptional Service in 2006. Paula also served on the NEA Board of Directors, as well as nine years as president of the Redlands Education Support Professionals and as president of the California Education Support Professionals and on the executive board of the National Council for Education Support Professionals.
Attendees were excited and pleased by the offerings:
This is an exceptional conference. I always walk away with more knowledge and new ideas to help a child.
The content was amazing! So much of what we need to do our jobs better. The session I attended help my attention from beginning to end. I learned so much that I can use tomorrow in my work as a team member and a leader. Thank you!
The conference took place at NHTI, Concord’s Community College.