The National Resource Center changed its name from “Paraprofessionals” to “Paraeducators” in 1989. Wondering why?
By Anna Lou Pickett THE NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER IS CHANGING ITS NAME.During the latter half of the 20th century, several events took place that led to dramatic changes in our nation’s schools. To address critical shortages in the ranks of licensed teachers that began in the 1950s, a few schools began to employ “teacher aides” … Read more
The conference had begun and last tonight leaders from all over the country and world gathered here in Salt Lake City to discuss successes and challenges in their own states and countries, including three visitors from China. The last half of the meeting was spent going around the room to hear about good things that … Read more
We have a number of videos from the 2008 National Conference that we will be sharing in the next few weeks. To begin with, here is a short 2-minute clip of Ann Lou Pickett, the founder of the National Resources Center for Paraprofessionals. Anna Lou shares how she became interested in paraprofesssionals, some of the … Read more
Here is another presentation from today- this one goes through each of the sections of our website and gives a little bit of insight into some of the projects we are planning on working on in the coming months. Enjoy! | View | Upload your own Facebook page for the National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals … Read more
Just in time for Christmas we would like a number of items available for purchase for your favorite paraeducator. To start off there are just a couple of logos, but we will be adding more in the future. Visit the NRCP Paraeducator Store From the store, there are a number of products available with the … Read more
This new blog section to our site will include updates to the National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals website as well as other paraprofessional news. You can view past comments by category or date (menu to the right). Also, feel free to leave a comment on any of the posts!