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Education Support Professionals

VT-NEA's Education Support Professional members take care of our children every day and make sure they have the tools they need to succeed in our schools and classrooms.
A bus driver opens the door to his bus with a big smile.

For decades, VT-NEA has championed Education Support Professionals (ESPs), their efforts to gain full inclusion in the Union, and their full recognition as accomplished professionals. 

Education Support Professionals strengthen our schools, communities, and associations across the country. They play an important role on the education team and in the lives of students both inside and outside of the classroom. They keep our schools running and our students safe, healthy, and ready to learn every day.

Become a Member

VT-NEA ESPs are represented by 9 career families*

  • Clerical services  
  • Custodial and maintenance services  
  • Food services  
  • Health and student services  
  • Paraeducators  
  • Security services  
  • Skilled trades  
  • Technical services  
  • Transportation services

*An ESP career family is a group of ESP professions that share similar core job skills, responsibilities, education, and training.

James "Jim" Johnson poses for a photo with a big smile in a green hat and shirt. Deciduous and coniferous trees can be seen in the background.
We’re all in this to help shape our kids’ lives – teachers and ESPs together. You can’t talk about education about being a family if you don’t include half the family.
Quote by: James "Jim" Johnson, Bus Driver
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No other professional organization does more for Vermont educators. With your support, we can protect our profession today, and for the next generation of educators.


The Union of Vermont Educators

The Vermont-National Education Association is the union of Vermont educators, 13,000 professionals who teach the state's children every day. As the state's largest union, Vermont-NEA is proud to represent the people who make a difference in the lives of students in classrooms across Vermont.