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Education Support Professionals

Every day, Education Support Professionals (ESP) take care of our children and ensure that they have everything they need to succeed.
ESPs working
ESPs members participate in their annual conference.

Education Support Professionals (ESP) are the backbone of our schools. They ensure that students are well fed, transport them to and from school, and give them the individual attention they need in the classroom. Many of them live in the communities of the schools for which they work! They are represented by nine career families: Clerical services, Custodial and maintenance services, Food services, Health and student services, Paraeducators, Security services, Skilled trades, Technical services, and Transportation services.

Please use this link for ESP Resources:

Educational Support Professional Regional Directors Information

President: Jocelyn Morrison

Vice President: Margaret Powell

Secretary: Tammy Smith

Treasurer: Beth Zettlemoyer

Region 1A: VACANT

Region 1B:  VACANT

Region 2:  VACANT

Region 3: Beryl Torrence

Region 4:  Erica Johnson

Region 4:  Jacqueline Scales

Region 5: Jameel Williams

Region 5: Margaret Powell

Region 6:  Brandon Southern

Region 6: Peggy Locklear

Region 7A:  VACANT

Region 7B:  VACANT

Staff Advisor: Abeer Javed, [email protected]


ESP talking to group of students

It's More Than a Job, It's a Career!

Education Support Professionals (ESPs) are vital to our schools, communities, and our movement.

An equitable, quality public education for every child.

The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), NC's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NCAE's members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NCAE has affiliate organizations in every county and student chapters in select colleges and universities throughout the state.