I want to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year. My name is Ruben Galindo and I am honored to be your new VESPA President. I want to take a moment and thank the staff that work hard during the summer to get everything ready for all of us to start the school year. I know how hard you all work and it doesn’t go unnoticed.
As we all know, ESPs play a vital role in our students lives. We are the first people parents and students see in the morning and the last faces our kids see in the evening. We are essential members of the education workforce and ensure student success from preschool through college. We have a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion and play critical roles in the school community. We also keep students healthy, safe, supported, engaged and challenged so they are ready to learn.
Before I go I want to wish everyone a wonderful new school year and please keep your eyes open for our social events that we are planning for our members. I truly feel that we are all fortunate to be working at such a great district. What makes it great is the wonderful staff that have here. VESPA will not be what it is today without all of you! Thank you for sticking with your Union. VESPA is here to help set the standards of education, skill levels, wages, working conditions, and quality of life for our members Have a wonderful year everyone and I hope to see you at one of our Social Events.