ESP Corner

[space line=”yes” size=”small” style=”solid”] In Support of Education Education Support Professionals (ESP), or classified employees, are an important component of our public schools.  ESPs include school bus drivers, para educators, lunch room workers, school secretaries, registrars, custodians, and maintenance workers to name a few.  In short, they are the nuts and bolts of a public…

Member Spotlight: Katie Graupman

“Why Would You Want to be a Teacher?” Katie Graupman has the Answer! In her testimony before the Idaho State legislature earlier this year, 2013 Milken Award winner Katie Graupman shared a seminal experience from her career as a professional educator. Graupman graduated from Priest River Lamanna High School as valedictorian and as a National…

Legislature Moves Forward on Public Education

Progress, patience and collaboration. Those were the key buzzwords from the 2014 legislative session when it comes to evaluating the decisions of elected officials pertaining to education funding and policy. After several years of drastic cuts to the public education budget, Idaho legislators took steps toward restoring both operational funds and teacher salaries. They also…