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Professional Excellence

Get the tools you need to serve your students and grow.
Great educators create great public schools. Our members answer our call to action, sharing tips, tools, and wisdom from experience to advance professional excellence among all.
VT-NEA provides the training, tools, and community support for educators to engage students, nurture justice, and excel in their profession.

Vermont-NEA Conferences & Events

Vermont-NEA holds many events throughout the year. Some events are annual events, while others are focused on specific topics of interest to the field of education. Vermont-NEA has a Professional Learning Committee, which includes both ESPs and Teachers, that help guide these offerings. If you have ideas for other events, please reach out to Dr. Juliette Longchamp, Director of Professional Programs at [email protected].

Education Support Professionals (ESPs)

Vermont ESPs are a part of a family of support professionals. In Vermont, our ESPs include paraeducators, bus drivers, school food programs, clerical, resources officers, and custodians.

Certified Educators

Vermont is a wonderful state in which to live and teach! Vermont-NEA can answer questions regarding licensure, the different routes to become licensed, how to find a job, and how to maintain your license. The Vermont Agency of Education works closely with Vermont-NEA and often, we can answer your questions more quickly. If you have any questions regarding your educator license or pursuing your license in Vermont, please reach out the Vermont-NEA's Director of Professional Programs, Dr. Juliette Longchamp at [email protected].

Aspiring Educators

Aspiring Educators are an important part of Vermont-NEA and the National Education Association. Vermont-NEA partners with Vermont LIcensure Programs and are here to support your ongoing professional learning. Aspiring Educators are the future of our Union! Aspiring Educators may become a member of our union without a fee as part of our Aspiring Educator Fee Scholarship. Join now!

Online Professional Learning

Online professional learning has evolved into a valuable approach to increasing educator skills. Whether synchronous our asynchronous, facilitated or independent learning, Vermont-NEA has a plethora of learning opportunities for members, many which are part of membership!

Professional Learning

Vermont-NEA has developed many workshops and trainings to support ongoing professional learning. Additionally, Vermont-NEA's Director of Professional Programs is a Certified Framework Specialist from the Danielson Group. Vermont-NEA is happy to partner with districts to bring workshops to you.
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What we should do is let our students know we care and are here to guide them, and to encourage each student to be the best they can be.
Quote by: Whitney Barber, Special Education Paraprofessional
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What’s on Your Mind?

We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (guides, reports, trainings, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.

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.