Section 2: Meet Your Partners in Education
Everyone knows that the world would fall apart without school secretaries. As a teacher you will discover a team of people just like that school secretary. They are education support professionals (ESP) and they are some of the most powerful advocates in education.
ESPs are an integral part of the school community. They are the first people students see when they enter school. They are on the front lines in every school working hand-in-hand with teachers and administration.
You may have an ESP working with you as an instructional aide or helping you in the library media center. ESPs are custodians, secretaries, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, health workers, and more. Take the time to get to know the support staff your students come in contact with during the day.
A good school takes a variety of team members to keep it running efficiently and education support professionals play an important role in providing a quality public education.