NESPA

The Nassau Educational Support Personnel Association

Is an organization of professional support personnel that are dedicated to the education of students in Nassau County Florida.

About Us

Welcome to NESPA

NESPA is an organization of professional support personnel that are dedicated to the education of students in Nassau County, Florida. Serving Fernandina, Yulee, Callahan, Hilliard and Bryceville.

Our members are Bus Drivers, Mechanics, Maintenance workers, Cafeteria workers, Paraprofessionals, Secretaries, Bookkeepers, Custodians and Data Entry Operators.

We are The Nassau Educational Support Personnel Association.

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Our Services

Meet our Officers

Marian Phillips

President

NEA Leaders for Tomorrow Graduate Class of 2010, VP Florida AFL-CIO Exec Brd., 5th Vice President for the North Florida Central Labor Council, Past Vice President NESPA…

Kimberly Mack

Vice President

Kimberly Mack is currently employed with the district as a Non-Instructional Personnel Specialist in the Human Resources Department. She has been with the district since Sept. 2016…

Phyllis Alderman

Secretary Treasurer

My name is Phyllis Alderman. I am currently a Paraprofessional at West Nassau High School as Administrative Assistant to three Guidance Counselors. I have been employed with Nassau County…

Would you like to join NESPA?

How do I become a member?

It is simple, just fill out and sign a membership form. Then give the form to your Site Rep. or Membership chair.

How can I get involved?

Union meetings are held the 1st Thursday of every month at the Family Education Center in Yulee. You can also join the bargaining team or sign up to be a Site Rep at your work site.

What are some of the benefits to becoming a NESPA member?

  • Once you join, you will automatically have a $10,000.00 no-cost life insurance policy for the first year through the AFT.
  • Professional representation and advocacy in parent complaints, student injury work-related problems, assaults, legal issues, legal defense, and contract enforcement.
  • Discounts through NEA Member Benefits/AFT Plus?Creative Benefits: interest alternatives, low interest credit cards & loans for education, mortgages, personal; car rentals: Auto/homeowners insurance; professional development trainings.

As a member of NESPA, you will be a voice for your future.

Join today!

We, the Support Personnel of Nassau County, are some of the first people children see daily. Did you know Education Support Professionals:

  • live in our school district
  • are active in out community
  • are educated and well trained
  • are dedicated and committed
  • are experienced
  • work to keep our schools and safe
  • car deeply for our students and their successes

Education support professionals are the fastest growing membership group within the national Education Association. Nationwide, there are about one-half million NEA members who are ESPs, making NEA the nation’s largest organization of education support professionals!

More than four outof every 10 public school employees are education support professionals (ESPs) who work together with teachers and administrators to help ensure the basic right of every child to attend great public schools.

Education support professionals perform a variety of jobs that promote quality education, foster positive learning environments, provide nutritious meals, and maintain safe and clean schools for all students. ESP job families include:

maintenance workers, mechanics, bus drivers, paraprofessionals, bookkeepers, secretaries, data entry operators, and cafeteria workers.

Our jobs are important to ensure that the children of Nassau County are well prepared to graduate with a high school diploma.

We are not “just support personnel”, we are Educational Support Professionals. We are NESPA!

NESPA Updates!

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The members of NESPA are made up of Education Support Professionals that work for the Nassau County School Board in the state of Florida.

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Bus drivers & bus aides, crossing guards, school staff organizing drop-off & pick-up...

To everyone helping to get our students safely to & from school each day: Thank you!

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Our latest report shows that 50% of NonInstructional personnel is registered in our union!

Site Reps and let’s continue to get the word out how beneficial it is to have a union and continue its growth!

Kimberly Mack
VP/Membership Chair
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Our latest report shows that 50% of NonInstructional personnel is registered in our union!  

Site Reps and let’s continue to get the word out how beneficial it is to have a union and continue its growth! 

Kimberly Mack
VP/Membership Chair

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My name is Stephanie Jessee, and I am honored to come before you today as I announce my candidacy for the position of Vice President of the Nassau Education Support Personnel Association.

I currently serve as a custodian at Yulee Elementary School since 2019, where I've had the privilege of supporting our students and staff in maintaining a clean and safe environment for learning.

For the past three years, I've been deeply engaged in advocating for the rights and interests of education support professionals within our county. As a member of the bargaining team, I've worked tirelessly to represent the concerns and needs of our colleagues, ensuring that our voices are heard and our contributions recognized.

Additionally, I am currently participating in the Education Support Professional Leadership Institute, where I am actively honing my leadership skills to better serve our community. I've also traveled to Tallahassee, lending my voice to advocate for education support professionals, ensuring that our stories are heard and our needs addressed.

I am devoted to bringing up our base pay at the bargaining table before this millage is up, recognizing the importance of fair compensation for the invaluable work we do. Furthermore, I actively attend board and budget meetings, diligently learning how all the components work to make us a stronger union.

If elected as Vice President, I pledge to tirelessly advocate for the rights, well-being, and professional advancement of all education support professionals. Together, let us strive to create a brighter future for ourselves and for the students we serve.

Thank you for your time and consideration
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My name is Stephanie Jessee, and I am honored to come before you today as I announce my candidacy for the position of Vice President of the Nassau Education Support Personnel Association.

I currently serve as a custodian at Yulee Elementary School since 2019, where Ive had the privilege of supporting our students and staff in maintaining a clean and safe environment for learning.

For the past three years, Ive been deeply engaged in advocating for the rights and interests of education support professionals within our county. As a member of the bargaining team, Ive worked tirelessly to represent the concerns and needs of our colleagues, ensuring that our voices are heard and our contributions recognized.

Additionally, I am currently participating in the Education Support Professional Leadership Institute, where I am actively honing my leadership skills to better serve our community. Ive also traveled to Tallahassee, lending my voice to advocate for education support professionals, ensuring that our stories are heard and our needs addressed.

I am devoted to bringing up our base pay at the bargaining table before this millage is up, recognizing the importance of fair compensation for the invaluable work we do. Furthermore, I actively attend board and budget meetings, diligently learning how all the components work to make us a stronger union.

If elected as Vice President, I pledge to tirelessly advocate for the rights, well-being, and professional advancement of all education support professionals. Together, let us strive to create a brighter future for ourselves and for the students we serve.

Thank you for your time and consideration

Kimberly Mack is currently employed with the district as a Non-Instructional Personnel Specialist in the Human Resources Department. She has been with the district since September 2016 and has over thirty years of experience in Human Resources.
Kimberly is no stranger to working with unions and understands the importance of the union. While employed with Duval County Schools, she was a site rep for the Duval Teachers Union, served as the secretary for NESPA and was an active member on the bargaining team. Kimberly is the current Vice President of NESPA. She has strong working knowledge of the NESPA contract, is no stranger to holding and running board meetings and understanding bylaws and parliamentarian procedures.

She has a vested interest in our school district not because she herself is a NonInstructional Personnel in the district but she also has grandchildren who will soon enter the schools of Nassau County and benefit from the important roles of NonInstructional Personnel.
I look forward to continuing to serve as NESPA’s Vice President and to help grow and retain membership.

Vote for the one that works closely with all NonInstructional Personnel throughout the district!!
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Kimberly Mack is currently employed with the district as a Non-Instructional Personnel Specialist in the Human Resources Department.  She has been with the district since September 2016 and has over thirty years of experience in Human Resources.
Kimberly is no stranger to working with unions and understands the importance of the union.  While employed with Duval County Schools, she was a site rep for the Duval Teachers Union, served as the secretary for NESPA and was an active member on the bargaining team. Kimberly is the current Vice President of NESPA. She has strong working knowledge of the NESPA contract, is no stranger to holding and running board meetings and understanding bylaws and parliamentarian procedures.

She has a vested interest in our school district not because she herself is a NonInstructional Personnel in the district but she also has grandchildren who will soon enter the schools of Nassau County and benefit from the important roles of NonInstructional Personnel.
I look forward to continuing to serve as NESPA’s Vice President and to help grow and retain membership.

Vote for the one that works closely with all NonInstructional Personnel throughout the district!!

Please be on the look out for your NESPA Officer election ballot. It will be coming to your home mailing address. Please follow all of the directions included to make sure that your ballot counts!

We are having an election for the office of Vice President. Each candidate's bios will be posted here on our FB page.
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Marian Phillips

President

NEA Leaders for Tomorrow Graduate Class of 2010, VP Florida AFL-CIO Exec Brd., 5th Vice President for the North Florida Central Labor Council, Past Vice President NESPA, Site Rep & Bargaining, Supervisors Secretary of Attendance Nassau County School Board, Nassau County Juvenile Justice Council Chair Circuit 4, Professional Photographer 43 yrs, former PTO President Southside Elementary, Fraternal Order of Eastern Star, Worthy Advisor International Order of Rainbow for Girls, Graduate of Fernandina Beach High School 1979 Reunion Committee Chair, Fernandina Beach Pirates Club, member of Blackrock Baptist Church. Vice President of The Citizens of Public Beaches and Shores. A strong advocate for Public Education, our Non-Institutional Professionals, and Political advocate.

Kimberly Mack

Vice President

Kimberly Mack is currently employed with the district as a Non-Instructional Personnel Specialist in the Human Resources Department. She has been with the district since September 2016. Kimberly has more than 30 years of experience in Human Resources. She has worked in several corporate businesses and as a Civil Servant for the United States Air Force. Kimberly is no stranger to working with unions. While employed with Duval County Schools, she was a site rep for the Duval Teachers Union, served as the secretary for NESPA and was an active member on the bargaining team. Kimberly holds a bachelor’s in science in Supervision and Management, Professional in Human Resources® (PHR®) certification and is a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians. In her free time Kimberly is very involved in community outreach projects with her sorority, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.; where she serves in her local chapter, as the Executive Board Chairlady. She has a vested interest in our school district as she lives and works in the district and has grandchildren who will soon enter the schools of Nassau County.

Phyllis Alderman

Secretary

My name is Phyllis Alderman. I am currently a Paraprofessional at West Nassau High School as Administrative Assistant to three Guidance Counselors. I have been employed with Nassau County School for the past 20 years. My goals and aspirations are to give my best service of support to our staff, students and to fellow coworkers. One of my greatest achievements is being apart of a strong Union who fought on my behalf when I needed them the most. It is my pleasure to serve as your site rep as well as secretary for NESPA. I look forward to working with our President Marian Philips and other committee members.