PSEA is a community of education professionals who make a difference in the lives of students every day.
Phoenixville EA member John Odell is in his second successful career after 24 years with the Army.
PA’s minimum teacher salary ($18,500) hasn’t increased since 1988. PA's minimum wage ($7.25), hasn’t been raised since 2009, and is lower than all neighboring states.
PSEA is committed to making changes aimed at protecting everyone who works and learns in our schools.
ESP members deliver the power of a great education in Pennsylvania. The Dolores McCracken ESP of the Year Award recognizes the contributions of outstanding education support professionals.
Pennsylvania's Dolores McCracken ESP Member of the Year is automatically nominated to be the national ESP Member of the Year, sponsored by the NEA. The successful candidate will be recognized at the December PSEA House of Delegates and at the national NEA ESP Conference.
Call for nominations
Dolores McCracken ESP of the Year Awards are your opportunity to nominate someone you know and work with to be recognized for his or her exceptional work. Every year the ESP Board of Directors seek a member who reflects the importance, value and quality of the work performed by our bus drivers, food service workers, secretarial/clerical, custodian/maintenance, Para educators, information technologists, and other members, who serve not only in the schools but in the community.
Deadline for nominations: September 13, 2019
Individuals nominated must have been a PSEA member for three years as of September of the award year.
Individuals should show outstanding effort and/or accomplishment in the following areas:
1. Professional Practice: Describe the worksite responsibilities and personal achievements the nominee has made in his/her classification or field. How has the nominee demonstrated leadership, creativity, and innovation at the worksite? How has the nominee’s professional growth made a difference for the school, the students, and the community?
2. Advocacy and Association Involvement: In what ways does the nominee serve as an advocate in the day-to-day educational process, for members, for the profession, and for public education? How has the nominee’s involvement in the National Education Association or NEA affiliate(s) contributed to his/her success as a professional? How would the nominee persuade a new colleague to join or become more active in the Association?
3. Community Engagement: Specify in detail how the nominee has been involved in promoting public education in the community. In what other ways is the nominee involved in community activities/projects? The nominee, if also named the NEA awardee, must select a community project to receive one-half of the monetary award and indicate why that project was selected.
4. Personal Achievement: How has involvement in Association and community activities enabled the nominee to meet his/her own personal goals? What advice would the nominee give to someone entering the profession?
5. Enhancement of ESP Image: Describe in detail how the nominee’s activities have enhanced the image of Education Support Professionals at the worksite, in the Association, and in the community.
Nominate someone today!