Doreen McGuire-Grigg 2016 NEA ESP of the Year

Doreen McGuire-Grigg is a special education paraeducator at Terrace Middle School in Lakeport, California. Doreen is in every sense a union leader: She is a delegate to the CTA State Council of Education, and on the NEA Board of Directors. As an NEA Director, McGuire-Grigg is particularly active with committees and workgroups that increase the professionalism of Education Support Professionals such as the Para Institute, ESP Careers Committee, and Elevating ESP Careers Workgroup.

Doreen McGuire-Grigg is also widely recognized for her work as a paraeducator. She received the California Teachers Association ESP of the Year Award in 2015. In 2016 Doreen has been named both the National Education Association Education Support Professional of the Year, as well as a 2016 White House School Support Professional Champion of Change.