Links to Resources for ESPs
- Paraeducator Certificate Program
- WEA ESP Action Coordinating Team (ACT)
- Form for District Professional Development Fund
- NSD ESP Scholarship Application - Deadline is 2:00pm on April 20, 2020
- OSPI "What We Do Matters" Training Modules
Notice Regarding Mandatory ESP Fundamental Course of Study Training
Please remember that all currently employed ESPs who directly support the instruction of K-12 students are required to take 14 hours of District provided training in the Fundamental Course of Study (FCS) this school year. If you directly support the instruction of K-12 students and do not attend the required 14 hours of training before the 2020-21 school year, Northshore will be legally prohibited from continuing to employ you in your current role.
This requirement applies to all paraeducators in general ed, special ed, EAP, Dual Language, LAP/Title I, Networks, ATP, and Pathways. It also includes school assistants and school technology specialists (STSs). The only exempt paraeducators are those employed in preschool programs and those who do not wish to continue employment next year, but all ESPs are welcomed and encouraged to join the training. Make sure to sign-up for the FCS on January 27th and June 19th ASAP. If you have not already done so, you will need to create an account in Performance Matters before you can register. If you need assistance creating an account contact your supervisor or your building’s STS. To register for the January 27, 2020 and/or June 19, 2020 class, click here.