Our Founder, Anna Lou Pickett

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Anna Lou Pickett

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our founder, scholar, colleague and friend, Anna Lou Pickett. We are grateful for her impact and the many victories due to Anna Lou’s relentless efforts on behalf of paraeducators and the students they serve. We find peace in knowing she is most assuredly organizing others in the great beyond. She taught us that to change policy and build infrastructure, "one must drip, drip, drip away" and never give up. Thank you Anna Lou for the life lessons that you have shared and that will continue to serve us well for years to come. Anna Lou's Obituary can be found here. There is an opportunity to leave messages for the family as well.


The Power of Educators, a Pathway to Excellence

2016 NRCP Conference presentations now available!

Many slides and worksheets from our 33rd Annual Conference on the Training and Employment of Paraeducators, sponsored by the National Resource Center for Paraeducators (NRCP) held in Oakbrook-Chicago, Illinois are now available online.

Tips on Creating a Trauma Sensitive Classroom

Doug Van Oort shares an article, about the importance of awareness of students who have experienced Trauma, as well as 9 practical tips to help create a safe environment for them.

ESSA and Implications for Paraeducators: Questions & Answers regarding ESSA’s Impact on Paraeducators

A recent interview by Wangui Njuguna, Education Daily with Marilyn Likins, Executive Director, National Resource Center for Paraeducators, providing insight of what ESSA means for Paraeducators