Washington ESPs: A foundation for our students

Great public schools require a combined effort by many dedicated people. Education Support Professionals (ESP) are committed, caring WEA members who prepare students for success every day.

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Local leadership

If you need help, your local association is your first point of contact for support and information. Your local also has the support of a UniServ council that provides essential trainings, collective bargaining expertise and member representation. Learn more

2019_ACTAction Coordinating Team (ACT)

The WEA/ESP Action Coordinating Team is a statewide group made up of leaders who are dedicated to advocating for and advising local ESP units. The team works to promote member satisfaction, strengthen local bargaining units and empower education support professionals through increased skills.

Learn more about the ACT.

National membership

As a WEA member, you are also part of the National Education Association. The NEA offers ESP resources, professional development opportunities and more:

Working for a living wage

Every worker deserves a living wage. A living wage means earning enough to pay for basic necessities: rent, food, utilities, childcare, healthcare and transportation. People who work full time should not have to live below the poverty line.

Several ESP units in Washington, with assistance from WEA and NEA, have initiated grassroots organizing efforts for living wages in their communities. 

Living wage tools and resources: