Proud member of the school community, advocating for ESPs

Meet 2022-23 Gloucester County ESP of the Year Cori Burton  Cori Burton hadn’t initially set out for a career in education, but fate led her to Delsea Public Schools nearly…

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Read more about the article Advocating for students as the school attendance officer 
Camden EA President Dr. Keith Benson with 2023 Camden County ESP of the Year Pamela Clark.

Advocating for students as the school attendance officer 

Meet Pamela Clark, 2023 Camden County ESP of the Year  Pamela Clark has held many educational support professional positions in New Jersey’s public schools. She’s been an instructional assistant, secretary,…

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Making the numbers work for students 

Meet 2023 Middlesex County ESP of the Year Arlene Baum  Arlene Baum loves numbers, accounting and budgeting. She uses those skills to benefit the students who attend North Brunswick Township…

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A constant, comforting presence

Meet 2023 Bergen County  ESP of the Year Linda Kerwin Linda Kerwin lives across the street from the school where she works as a paraprofessional in Bergenfield. She began her…

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A lifelong passion for activism 

Meet Antoinett Hall, 2023 Essex County Educational Support Professional of the Year  When Antoinett Hall was 12 years old, she began her career as an activist.   “I used to come…

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Read more about the article An advocate in and outside the classroom 
2022 Sussex County ESP of the Year Nancy Richeda speaking at the NJEA Educational Support Professionals Conference in February 2022.

An advocate in and outside the classroom 

Meet 2022 Sussex County ESP of the Year Nancy Richeda  Wantage Elementary School paraprofessional Nancy Richeda fell in love more than 27 years ago.   “I was babysitting at home…

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The magic of listening  

Meet 2022 Hunterdon County ESP of the Year Theresa Bruno For 25 years, Theresa Bruno has been a constant in the lives of Readington Township’s children. She began her career…

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In the driver’s seat 

Meet Burlington County 2022 ESP of the Year Marijean Andl  Marijean Andl is the perfect illustration of the phrase, “small but mighty.” As a school bus driver and the president…

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A reputation for adaptation and skill 

Meet 2022 Warren County ESP of the Year Robert Lilly  Working in the Maintenance Department of Phillipsburg Public Schools, Robert Lilly has mastered many skills, including electrical, plumbing, concrete work,…

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Using her career to achieve her dreams 

Meet 2022 Atlantic County ESP of the Year Ashley Vitullo  As chickens squawk in the background, 2022 Atlantic County ESP of the Year Ashley Vitullo describes her career as a…

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