NJEA has a proud, historical record of achievement in promoting, protecting and organizing the careers and interests of educational support professionals. NJEA continuously strives to safeguard and advance the professional interests, training, job security, and pension and health benefits of its educational support professionals. From the local to the national level, NJEA has led the way for ESP in organizing over 53,000 ESP members, negotiating contract improvements and achieving legislation in all areas of terms and conditions of employment.


Working with parents as a team

Darlene McKnight, Trenton Paraprofessional Association member, is the latest educational support professional to be featured in a series of ads running on Philadelphia’s BEN-FM.

In February, she shares her role as a parent liaison in Trenton’s public schools. She talks about how she works to expand students’ worldview to see greater possibilities for themselves. Through her work she knows firsthand that all parents want their children to attend a great public school. In the ad, McKnight talks about how she helps students see their role in taking advantage of the opportunities a great public education can provide.

McKnight has been active in the Trenton school system for over 30 years, first as a volunteer and now as a staff member.


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