Congratulations to the 2019 National Educational Support Professionals

November 20, 2019, is National Education Support Professionals Day a day in which we honor the contributions of school support employees. These support professionals provide invaluable services and are essential partners in the children’s education process

 Education Support Professionals Day was first celebrated in 1987 after the National Education Association's (NEA's) Representative Assembly called for the creation of a way to honor contributions of school support staff. National Education Support Professionals Day is a time to strengthen support and respect for these colleagues. In 2001, Karen Mahurin, then president of NEA's National Council of Education Support Professional (NCESP) members, led a successful campaign at the NEA Representative Assembly to change the formal name from "Education Support Personnel" to "Education Support Professionals."

National Education Support Professionals Day honors all secretaries, classroom aides, maintenance workers, parent liaisons, security guards and the others that help and do their part in making public schools great for every child so that they can be safe, learn, grow and achieve.


Zunilda Polanco (Administrative Asst.)                  Jose Marti Stem Academy


Miguel “Mike” Santiago (Head Custodian)              Emerson Middle School


Obdelio Crespo (Custodian)                                       Colin Powell


Debbie Mendez (Parent Liaison)                               Union City High School


Jaime Garretson (Exec. Secretary)                             Union City Education Center


Ana Moreiro (Administrative Asst.)                        Adult Education


Cynthia Cruset (Clerk)                                               Robert Waters School


Olga Valdes (Clerk)                                                    Washington


Congratulations and Thank you for dedication to the children of Union City