If you have attended our ESP Conference before, you'll enjoy a lovely new setting this year - the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis. If this is your first ESP Conference, get ready for a great experience.
You will have ample opportunity to meet ESPs from across the state. There will be time to gather and discuss the many issues that face all of us. In addition, the skills and ideas that you will take with you from this conference will contribute to your professional development.
Not only do we have a beautiful hotel reserved for you, but we are keeping the conference fees at the 2008 prices. Is there anywhere else you can go to get high-quality professional development, conference materials, lovely accommodations, fabulous meals and free gifts for such a reasonable price? The answer is no -- and this is a very special opportunity, open just to MTA ESPs.
Here's more good news. Many of you have purchased raffle tickets during ESP events over the past year to support ESP professional development. The money we raised will be awarded as grants for members to attend the 2009 MTA ESP Conference.
If your school district or your local association does not pay or reimburse your conference fees, you are eligible to apply. The grants are designed for ESPs who cannot obtain any financial assistance from either a school district or local association.