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We're here to Promote, advance, and protect public education

At Education Support Employees Association (ESEA), we believe in opportunity for all students and in the power of public education to transform lives and create a more just and inclusive society.
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We often say you cannot spell respect without E-S-P, and that is what we deserve.
Quote by: Jan Giles, ESEA President

Our best hope for student success is you

Your passion and commitment are crucial to helping all students—of all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds—learn, grow, and fulfill their potential. Here’s how you can get started...
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Advocating for Our Rights & Working Conditions

Those who serve our students and communities need the support, resources, and working conditions to excel in their work. We believe in taking collective action to ensure the collective good for students, families, and each other, and the power and influence of the ESEA is here to help you.
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Build your career and find opportunities to lead

Being an education professional requires passion, dedication, confidence, and resilience. Our community helps educators at all stages in their career become leaders in their profession, in their union, and in their communities. Explore how you can achieve professional excellence and mentor others through leadership development.
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Advance justice with us

Across Clark County, we are with you. We are right there next to you fighting for our students. Fighting for our future. We need to dismantle unjust systems. We need to fully fund our public schools. We need to hold our elected leaders accountable. And we need your help to make it happen!

Your Union, Your Voice

We are THE voice for education support professionals in Clark County. See what membership can mean for you!

Our journey began decades ago. Yours starts now.

We've spent decades working for students and education support professionals in Clark County, but our work is far from over. We need to dig in and speak up for the students and staff who are still facing inequality every day.

Let's Get Real

Let's Bring Real Change

Let's Get Real

32.7% of all ESPs working full‐time earn less than $25,000 per year

Let's Bring Real Change

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Through organizing, collective bargaining, and policy advocacy we can win the changes and wages we deserve.
Learn more about bargaining for the schools we deserve

ESP Professional Growth is often overlooked by administrators.

Let's Bring Real Change

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We don't have to wait for administrators and policy makers to develop the skills we know we need. The ESP Professional Growth Continuum (PGC) framework can help education support professionals (ESPs) raise our professional standing at every stage of our career.
Learn more about the PGC

What’s on Your Mind?

We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.
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Our Voice = Our Power

When we unite and speak truth to power, we can have an enormous impact. That’s why our members join together to create a future where schools are funded, educators are supported, and students are thriving.

Keeping the Promise of Public Education

ESEA is the largest ESP local in the United States and is a full-service employee association which is an affiliate of the Nevada State Education Association (NSEA) and the National Education Association (NEA), the largest national association representing education employees in the United States.