Education Support Professionals

As an educational support professional, you are a key player on the education team that prepares Missouri’s children for the future. Without you, kids wouldn’t get extra help and attention, the bell wouldn’t ring, the buses wouldn’t run, the budgets wouldn’t get finalized, the phones wouldn’t get answered, nutritious meals wouldn’t be served and classrooms wouldn’t be safe and clean. Without you, education wouldn’t happen.

But these days it’s getting harder and harder to do your job. School budgets are stretched to the breaking point, and you’re expected to do more with less. Missouri NEA knows what you’re up against and keeps you connected to your profession, to your peers, and to your community.

MNEA ESP, Higher Education and Aspiring Educators Conference 

Sat, Oct. 1, 2022

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Hollywood Casino
777 Casino Center Dr.
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Missouri NEA IN-PERSON Conference, especially for Education Support Professionals, Higher Education, and Aspiring Educators. The conference will be held at the Hollywood Casino in Maryland Heights, MO on Sat., Oct. 1, 2022.

MNEA is so excited to host a conference that will address the training needs and issues of public-school ESP such as nurses, aides, paraprofessionals, custodians, bus drivers, grounds and maintenance staff, higher education faculty and adjuncts, and college students aspiring to become educators. Enjoy getting to know members from around the state who hold the same position as you. Attend sessions and listen to speakers from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a break for a complimentary lunch.

MNEA staff and leaders will be in attendance to answer your questions and get you pumped for another school year! 

Please contact Pam Koetting ( at (573) 644-9601 if you have any questions about your registration. 

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The Paraprofessional Connection

Missouri NEA provides members the downloadable monthly newsletter, Paraprofessional Connection. The Paraprofessional Connection monthly newsletter has more than 25 years of experience helping paraprofessionals be their best for students. The four-page newsletter offers ideas and strategies for effective paraprofessional performance. Major themes focus on creating and maintaining successful educational relationships with staff and students, targeting the ultimate goal of success for all students. Missouri NEA members who sign up for the MNEA ESP email list get this newsletter by email monthly. 

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Find upcoming and recorded webinars, peer mentoring programs, and other professional learning opportunities on NEA's ESP Professional Growth page.