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Bernie Kemp, elected to serve on the Florida Education Association Executive Cabinet

Bernie Kemp, elected to serve on the Florida Education Association Executive Cabinet

By Staff writer

Congratulations to Bernie J. Kemp, vice president of Education Support Professional (ESP) with the Broward Teachers Union (BTU). Bernie has been elected to the executive cabinet of Florida Education Association (FEA) to service as one of two education support professionals’ directors on May 16 in Orlando, Fla.

The Florida Education Association (FEA) is a statewide federation of teachers and education workers’ labor unions in the state of Florida in the United States. Its 137,000 members make it the largest union in the state.

“I am so very proud that Bernie will now represent all ESPs (Education Support Professionals) for the state of Florida. He has done a stellar job as the vice president of Broward’s ESP and I know he will continue to advocate for our children, parents and educators in his new role.

Kemp was elected almost three years ago as the vice president of ESPs for the BTUs. He has worked tirelessly to have ESP’s recognized for who they are and for what they do every day for the children and families of Broward. Bernie has been a strong advocate for his members. The education support professional are comprised of teachers assistants, classroom assistant, community liaisons, BRACE advisors, vocational and career advisor, ,job coaches, parent educators, behaviors technicians, home service educators, and other program assistants.

He is a National Education Association (NEA) 2015 Leaders for Tomorrow graduate and a past-president (first male) of the Broward County Council of PTAs/PTSAs. He is looking forward to leading his fellow ESPs into a better tomorrow.

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