Nominations for ESP of the Year open

Education Support Professionals (ESPs) work in educational settings. They work in preK-12 schools through higher education institutions in the following job categories: Custodians/Maintenance, Food Service, Paraprofessionals, Assistants, Secretaries/Clerks, Security Services, Technical Services, Trades/Crafts, Transportation, and Health Services.

  • The award is not a political reward given solely on the basis of a person’s political stature within the MTA.
  • There shall be only one ESP member nominee from any local association, regardless of the categories of ESP members within the local association.
  • If there is no acceptable applicant, the award will not be given.
  • Each nominee shall come from the local association through the president or executive committee/board of the local. Anyone in the local may nominate a member. A local may also wish to establish a nominating committee, which would then make a recommendation to the president or executive committee/board.
  • Each local that submits a nomination must provide adequate supporting materials for the nominee.
  • MTA’s ESP Committee shall constitute the selection committee.
  • The committee shall screen nominations without names or local references.
  • The ESP Committee’s nomination shall be sent to the MTA Board of Directors for a vote.
  • The ESP Award will be presented at the MTA Annual ESP Conference on May 8, 2009, in Hyannis, Massachusetts.
  • Please note that teachers are not eligible for the ESP award.

Nominations and supporting data must be postmarked no later than February 13, 2009. This is an absolute deadline.

Download Nomination Form