November 20, 2019, is National Education Support Professionals Day a day in which we honor the contributions of school support employees. These support professionals provide invaluable services and are essential partners in the children’s education process
Education Support Professionals Day was first celebrated in 1987 after the National Education Association's (NEA's) Representative Assembly called for the creation of a way to honor contributions of school support staff. National Education Support Professionals Day is a time to strengthen support and respect for these colleagues. In 2001, Karen Mahurin, then president of NEA's National Council of Education Support Professional (NCESP) members, led a successful campaign at the NEA Representative Assembly to change the formal name from "Education Support Personnel" to "Education Support Professionals."
National Education Support Professionals Day honors all secretaries, classroom aides, maintenance workers, parent liaisons, security guards and the others that help and do their part in making public schools great for every child so that they can be safe, learn, grow and achieve.
Zunilda Polanco (Administrative Asst.) Jose Marti Stem Academy
Miguel “Mike” Santiago (Head Custodian) Emerson Middle School
Obdelio Crespo (Custodian) Colin Powell
Debbie Mendez (Parent Liaison) Union City High School
Jaime Garretson (Exec. Secretary) Union City Education Center
Ana Moreiro (Administrative Asst.) Adult Education
Cynthia Cruset (Clerk) Robert Waters School
Olga Valdes (Clerk) Washington