Education Support Professionals

"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

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

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

Just for ESPs

Know your Rights

know your legal rights book

Everything you need to know about your rights as ESP.


How does the MTA support ESPs?

esp brochure

Learn what it means to be part of a community of dedicated education workers.


Celebrate the ESPs in your life

ESP Appreciation Guide

Find activity ideas and useful documents to help you plan for National ESP Day, held annually during the first full week before Thanksgiving.

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Every Student Succeeds Act

Every Student Succeeds Act

The Every Student Succeeds Act gives paraeducators a voice in key decision-making and professional development opportunities.

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ESPs in the News