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  • ESP Training at Convention. Sign up now for a special pre-session at the VEA Delegate Assembly in Roanoke. We are offering “Professionalism—It Matters” from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, at the Roanoke Civic Center. Get all the details here and sign up by March 7!
  • Wanted: Online community leaders! NEA is looking for online leaders who want to facilitate communities within the NEA Great Public Schools Network by assisting online discussions and engaging others around particular areas of expertise. A yearly stipend of $2,500 is paid. Learn more and download an application here
  • Indoor Air Quality. Learn how to lower the risks of environmental contaminants in your school or classroom. Read more.
  • 2013 ESP of the Year. Meet Gwen Edwards and other VEA award recipients. Read more.
  • Fighting privatization. Read about what the Montgomery County Education Association did when the county considered outsourcing some school services. Read more.  
  • Tech Guru. Albemarle's Frank Podrebarac is featured in the Virginia Journal of Education's November issue. Learn about him and his job as a lead service desk engineer.  
  • NCESP. We encourage you to join the National Council for Education Support Professionals (NCESP). It works within NEA to represent the specific interests of education support professionals. Any active NEA ESP member is eligible for NCESP membership. Find out more.
  • NEA's ESP Home Page. For a full rundown on ESP professional development, issues, resources and other information, be sure to check in with the NEA's ESP homepage.
  • ESP Training at Convention. Sign up now for a special pre-session at the VEA Delegate Assembly in Roanoke. We are offering “Professionalism—It Matters” from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, at the Roanoke Civic Center. Get all the details here and sign up by March 7!
  • Wanted: Online community leaders! NEA is looking for online leaders who want to facilitate communities within the NEA Great Public Schools Network by assisting online discussions and engaging others around particular areas of expertise. A yearly stipend of $2,500 is paid. Learn more and download an application here
  • Indoor Air Quality. Learn how to lower the risks of environmental contaminants in your school or classroom. Read more.
  • 2013 ESP of the Year. Meet Gwen Edwards and other VEA award recipients. Read more.
  • Fighting privatization. Read about what the Montgomery County Education Association did when the county considered outsourcing some school services. Read more.  
  • Tech Guru. Albemarle's Frank Podrebarac is featured in the Virginia Journal of Education's November issue. Learn about him and his job as a lead service desk engineer.  
  • NCESP. We encourage you to join the National Council for Education Support Professionals (NCESP). It works within NEA to represent the specific interests of education support professionals. Any active NEA ESP member is eligible for NCESP membership. Find out more.
  • NEA's ESP Home Page. For a full rundown on ESP professional development, issues, resources and other information, be sure to check in with the NEA's ESP homepage.

VEA's Education Support Professionals

VEA is proud to include many Education Support Professionals (ESP) among its membership of 60,000. ESP members of every job category join to enjoy the benefits of membership. As a member of VEA, you'll not only gain a voice on the job, you'll be entitled to money-saving insurance and other programs.

ESPs on VEA Board. ESP members of the VEA Board of Directors are: Ramona Crane (District 10), Rena' Davis (District 23), Barbara Powell (District 24), Mitch Cunningham (District 26), and At-Large members Gwen Edwards and Tom Hartman.

Your ESP Committee. Members of the ESP Committee are Lori Walls (Chair) lwalls@mcps.org, Arthur Anderson (aander289@aol.com), Pamela Diamond (pamdiamond1@yahoo.com), Gwen Edwards (gwen@love2travl.com), Connie Finney (cdfinney@msn.com), Thomas Hartman (tomhartman100@aol.com), Nicole Holmes (crvsgrl@yahoo.com), Malia Huddle (maliahuddle@cox.net), Eugene "Rodney" Paxton (popspaxton@yahoo.com), and Board liaisons are Ramona Crane (Whoop75@aol.com), Mary Edwards mary.edwards_fcps@hotmail.com), and Barbara Powell (Bhpowell7@gmail.com).

2014 NEA ESP Conference. This gathering will bring together ESPs from around the country to San Francisco, March 7-9, 2014. Get details here.

We Fund Great Ideas. Both VEA and NEA have grant programs that education support professionals can take advantage of in order to further their professional development, organize a project, or launch a campaign. For information on VEA Mini-Grants, click here. To learn about grants available through the NEA Foundation, click here.


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