ESP Award

Some years ago, education support professionals were not members of the Ohio Education Association.  Today, OEA Education Support Professional members are actively involved in the Association, in bargaining, political action, community organizing, and school restructuring efforts, as partners with their education colleagues.

Once a year, OEA/NEA members join school districts and communities on National Education Support Professional Day to honor the many dedicated education support professionals around the nation.  The OEA Board of Directors approved a special annual honor, the OEA Education Support Professional Award, to further emphasize the contributions of education support professionals to their schools, communities, and all education workers.

OEA will present the Education Support Professional Award to an OEA member whose activities reflect the contributions of education support professionals to public education.  Nominations may be submitted by any member and/or affiliate of the Ohio Education Association.

The award will be presented at the OEA Spring Representative Assembly.  For additional information, please contact OEA Education Policy, Research and Member Advocacy Department at:

1-800-282-1500 ext. 3078 (local calls: 614-227-3078)

NOTE:  The completed official application form for the Education Support Professional Award must be postmarked on or before the deadline: January 19, 2018


Download the ESP of the Year application/nomination form