2020 Education Support Professional of the Year

Nominations for the 2019-20 Education Support Professional of the Year are now closed.

A winner is named each year in November during American Education Week.

All current Education Minnesota education support professionals who have been members for three years as of Aug. 31 of the award year are eligible. Individuals can be nominated by anyone associated with Minnesota schools by completing the online nomination form that will appear here on July 27.

While education support professional job categories often vary from district to district, some examples can include paraprofessional/education assistant, secretarial/clerical, custodial, food service, maintenance and trades, transportation, grounds keeping, security, technology services, health services and others.

The winner receives a $1,000 honorarium and an iPad, plus an expense-paid trip to the NEA Education Support Professional National Conference.

Education Minnesota has honored ESPs with this statewide award since 2007.