Education Support Professional members are...
Educated, well-trained, and experienced.
- More than one half (57%) of K-12 ESPs and a majority (94%) of higher ed ESPs have an Associate’s or more advanced degree.
Committed to students and their success.
- Most (61%) higher-ed ESPs plan to remain in their field and 41% plan to stay in their current profession until retirement.
- Two-thirds (66%) of K-12 ESPs have given money out of their own pockets to help students with school supplies, field trips, and class projects.
Active in the school community.
- A majority (71%) of K-12 ESPs live in the school district in which they work and many volunteer in those communities.
Focused on safety.
- A majority (78%) of K-12 ESPs have responsibilities for promoting and ensuring student and staff safety.
A closer look at the nine career families
While every ESP has a unique position with specific duties, all of these educators cultivate and meet the needs of the whole student, promoting quality education and fostering positive learning environments.