VAESP - it takes a village!

Vancouver Association of Educational Support Professionals 

Comprised of Paraeducators, Clerks, Secretaries, Aquatic Coordinators, and Technical Support Clerks. We are the valued members who make up our union!

VAESP is part of a larger Union Family

Together we strive for better!  Better working conditions, a livable wage, and a healthy work place all lead to better outcomes for our students and thier families. Members of VAESP pay dues to our Local, State, and National Unions.  Our local team works tirelessly behind the scenes in conjuntction with our State on labor and hiring disputes, assisting employees with filing grievances, and of course working towards better contracts during those hard bargaining years.  Our Leadership Team is supported by UniServ - WEA Riverside, WEA, and NEA through training, leadership opportunities, and extra support when our local team needs assistance helping our members.

Meaning behind our new VAESP logo, "Circle Moving Forward"

  • It is composed of individuals who are shown as a duplicating color pattern depicting the unique and unifying perspectives of each person in VAESP.
  • These individuals are strong and can stand on their own, but choose to work together for the common good and bring unity to the whole.
  • VAESP is their commonality and they share the goals of the organization - to care for students’ best interests, fight for safe and fair working conditions, and advocate for the membership.

~ Cheryl Vandervort, WEA