ESP Appreciation Videos




Plans are underway for Education Support Professional (ESP) Day, the annual celebration of ESPs, happening on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 during American Education Week!

This year, we are planning to amplify the voices of ESPs and support them through a variety of online actions. To get ready for the celebration, NEA’s Center for Communications and ESP Quality Department are collecting short video clips from a variety of educators and school community members with messages that show their appreciation for ESPs.

Send a short, 5-10-second video message by October 20 to help us recognize the ESPs in Alabama and across the country.  Videos can be from students, teachers, parents, administrators, aspiring educators, and others who are active in a local association or school community and can share how ESPs have impacted their lives.

In addition to ESP Day, we plan to use these videos for a variety of upcoming engagements, including next year’s NEA ESP Conference in March. Also, AEA will share submitted videos through AEA's social media channels on November 17.

Sample Video Scripts

Here are some ideas you can use in your video. Feel free to customize or craft your own! The messages can range from simple 5-second messages (e.g. “Thank you, ESPs,” or “We Love Our ESPs!”) to longer 10-second messages, like the examples below. Please try to stay within the given time restrictions:

  • Happy Education Support Professionals Day from our (teachers/students/etc.) in (state name here). We love our ESPs!
  • Here in (state name here) we love our ESPs and all they do to support our school communities!
  • As a teacher, I have worked with amazing ESPs, like (name here), who has been going above and beyond to help meet the needs of our students.
  • I love ESPs, especially our (custodian/secretary/bus driver/other career), (Ms/Mr. _____), who is always there to help my friends and me.
  • Thank you to all the ESPs in our schools in (state name here) and across the country! We love our ESPs!
  • Today, I am thinking of (ESP member name(s) here) and countless others in (state name here) who help keep our students safe, healthy, and ready to learn every day.
  • I want to give a shout out to (ESP name here) who helps my (son/daughter/child) have what (he/she/they) needs to learn and grow in our school community.
  • Without ESPs, I wouldn’t have been able to teach my students through distance and hybrid learning in (state name here). Thank you.


Recording Guidelines

Here is a link to recording guidelines from NEA’s video production team to ensure high-quality video clips and assist you with this request. Please make sure all submitted videos are shot horizontally, following our guidelines on lighting and framing. Note that our video team will not be able to publish any videos that do not meet these guidelines. 


In order to be included in our digital celebration, upload your video clip (MP4 file, labeled with your state) to our Hightail storage space no later than October 20:

Additionally, please send the name(s) of your video subject(s) to Dorothy Vu ( of the ESP Quality Department so we can include them in the caption. Any questions or technical issues should go to her as well.