Nominations are open until Sept. 25 for the next Education Minnesota Education Support Professional of the Year.
The program honors exemplary professional and union work by an Education Minnesota member in any ESP job category, including paraprofessional/education assistant, secretarial/clerical, custodial, food service, maintenance and trades, transportation, groundskeeping, security, technology services, health services and others.
All Education Minnesota ESP members who have been members for at least three years as of Aug. 31, 2022, are eligible. Individuals can be nominated by anyone associated with Minnesota schools.
The ESP of the Year represents peers throughout the profession and connects to communities as an ambassador, and is Minnesota’s nominee for the National Education Association’s ESP of the Year award.
The ESP of the Year receives a $1,200 honorarium, their choice of an iPad, Chromebook or tablet, plus an expense-paid trip to the NEA’s Education Support Professional National Conference.
To learn more about the program and nominate a candidate for 2022-23 Education Minnesota ESP of the Year, go to www.educationminnesota.org/news/awards-and-honors/esp-of-the-year.