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ESP - Who knows what these letters represent?


Education Support Professionals in the Woodbridge School District represents the paraprofessionals, secretaries, bus drivers, bus attendants, school lunch aides, and our computer tech professionals.


ESPs are equal and essential partners in education.


In 2003 Karen Mahurin, a school secretary from Alaska, led a successful campaign at the NEA Representative Assembly to change our name from "Education Support Personnel" to "Education Support Professionals". The name change to 'professionals' acknowledges the major contribution ESPs make to children and public education every day.


Our ESPs provide an invaluable service to the children of Woodbridge Township. All of the ESPs have an impact on the lives of the students in our school system.


78% of the ESP force lives in the School District.


We also have a Task Force that meets throughout the school year and whose purpose is to:

    • Build unity and communication within our groups and the WTEA
    • Become proactive within the community as to our part in the students' education process


And our goals are:

    • Increase communication within our unit
    • Promote a positive image of ESPs
    • Encourage all ESPs to work closely with the Building Rep and make sure that you are included on one of the teams in your building.


So to the members of ESP who work with the students who are America's future, helping students to succeed in school whether helping them with information from the office, driving them to school, or helping them with their academics working along with our teachers...


Thank you for the job you do!




Modified September 2015