SISP Corner

Specialized Instructional Support Personnel Corner

Celebrating SISP Week

July 15, 2022

By Sheila Caldwell, BSN, RN, CSN-NJ You are well aware that I am “on loan” from my school district to work as a NEA Specialized Instructional Support Personnel

A White House visit leads to an education on Medicaid funding and other opportunities for students

June 7, 2022

By Sheila Caldwell, BSN, RN, CSN-NJ What would you think if you are staying in step with the beat and completing some of the additional moves that have

Helping produce the ESP Conference in NOLA

May 24, 2022

By Sheila Caldwell, BSN, RN, CSN-NJ There are times when you are asked to dance into the wee hours. You’re moving, twirling, and swaying, knowing that all the

Did you ever think of work as a dance?

February 28, 2022

By Sheila Caldwell, BSN, RN, CSN-NJ Did you ever think of work as a dance? Dancing your way to life experiences that allow you to flourish and be

Career families, the IDEA Cadre and True Colors

December 16, 2021

By Sheila Caldwell, BSN, RN, CSN-NJ I listen closely and hear that the music has taken on a different flow. The rhythm is a bit more steady with

Jumping in feet first with ESPs and health and safety

November 8, 2021

By Sheila Caldwell, BSN, RN, CSN-NJ As I approached the dance hall, I could hear music, but it didn’t sound like it was coming from the DJ. When

First day jitters as an NEA SISP Fellow

October 1, 2021

The needle is just being placed on the turntable vinyl and the song is shortly to start. What song will it be? Will it be one that is

Nurse named an NEA SISP Fellow

September 1, 2021

By Sheila Caldwell, BSN, RN, CSN-NJ “Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.” This quote from H. Jackson Brown Jr., the author of Life’s Little Instruction