Each year, we set aside the Wednesday of American Education Week, to celebrate and express our gratitude to the Education Support Professionals who make New Hampshire public schools such great places to learn.
Education Support Professionals work tirelessly to serve our children and communities with care and professionalism. They are often the first to arrive at school and among the last to leave for the day.
This school year, NEA-NH is embarking on a program to make the public aware of the hard work and the value of our ESP members. Until voters recognize what ESP do every day to help their children succeed, they will continue to be under appreciated, underpaid, and over worked. Our hope is that through education, people will come to better understand the crucial role ESP play in the lives of their children and be willing to give them the pay and benefits ESP deserve.
For too long, Education Support Professionals have been an invisible force in our schools serving the needs of the whole student. NEA-NH is working hard to bring the critical, positive impact these professionals have on the lives of our students into the spotlight.
In New Hampshire we have all witnessed firsthand the awesome impact these dedicated professionals have had on every student they encounter. Each one is a positive role model, and plays a key role in making our public schools great for every child. So today, please join me in recognizing the hard work and expertise of the dedicated Education Support Professionals in our schools.
Thank you for everything you do!
NEA-New Hampshire President