Education Support Professionals

"I love the work I've done to build a stronger local."
Shaleah Rather
Classified Staff Union

"As educators, we are an essential and vital part of the success of our students. We are just as essential to our associations."
Saul Ramos
Educational Association of Worcester

"My co-workers and I are strong when we stand united in solidarity."
Amy Morin
Lexington Education Association

"I found my activist voice propelled by a need to support students at critical points in their lives."
Sonia Fortin
Sudbury Education Association

"My local is strong when we look out for each other and stand united."
Naomi Adagboyi
Canton Teachers Association

"The MTA is strong when we stand in solidarity."
Amybeth Silva
Taunton Education Support Association

Education Support Professionals

Education Support Professionals keep students healthy, safe, supported, engaged and challenged so they are ready to learn. It is difficult to imagine a school operating for one day without ESPs.

ESPs In Action

ESP Happenings

Calling All PreK-12 ESPs: Take the ESP Survey!

Your Opinion Matters

The MTA is working with Rutgers University to survey preK-12 ESPs about their work, their union and their lives. The responses will be used to help us advocate for some of our lowest-paid members and to help the MTA develop bargaining and legislative priorities.

It is so important that ESPs take, finish and share this important survey with their MTA colleagues by Monday, Dec. 16. More responses will mean better results. The results of this survey will benefit MTA ESP members for years to come.

Take the Survey

Questions? Please reach out to or call MTA ESP Organizer Audra Makuch at 617-878-8260.

Honor an ESP

Award to be presented at the 2020 MTA ESP Conference.

Each year, the MTA ESP Committee honors an exceptional MTA member with the ESP of the Year.

Nominators are asked to address the nominee's qualifications in the following areas:

  • Professional Practice
  • Advocacy and Association Involvement
  • Community Engagement
  • Enhancement of the ESP Image
  • Personal Achievement

Nominate an ESP

ESPs in the News
Union Skills Winter Conference

This conference will include a wide variety of 90-minute workshops related to the core activities of local unions.