Nominations open for the 2019-20 ESP of the Year

PaulMueller,-MelissaTerpstra.jpgNominations are open until Oct. 1 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, grounds keeping, security, technology services, health services and others.

All Education Minnesota ESP members who have been members for at least three years as of Jan. 1, 2019 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 $1,000 honorarium, an iPad and a trip to the NEA’s Education Support Professional National Conference.

To nominate a candidate for 2019-20 Education Minnesota ESP of the Year, go to