Education Support Professionals (Professional Growth Systems)

  • Image of Education Support Professional personnel The Division of Education Support Professionals (ESP) of the Human Resources Department of Professional Growth Systems supports schools and departments in the Washoe County School District by designing, developing, managing, and delivering high-quality, job-embedded onboarding, professional learning, upscaling, and mentor programs for Education Support Professionals (i.e., Secretarial, Facilities Management, Transportation Services, Business departments, Nutrition Services ESPs, ESP Librarians, Education Technology Specialists, Teacher Assistants/Aides, Family and Community Engagement Liaisons), Certified Teachers and Administrators, and Professional and Technical Administrators. 


What staff members have to say about our courses

  • MS Excel

    MS Excel

    "This Excel course helped me to more quickly analyze data for my department ."
    "I am now able to use Excel formulas to identify library books for weeding from year to year."
    "I have been able to apply techniques learned in this Excel course to run reports for library book holds."

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  • MS Word

    MS Word

    "This course helped me gain a better understanding of Microsoft Word table applications for use in my position at my school."
    "The Microsoft Word course helped me to get used to working with the computer faster."
    "I have learned new techniques in Word to be able to create new lessons to use with students."

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  • Outlook Email

    Outlook Email

    "Learning new MS Outlook features has been really helpful in my day-to-day operations of sending/receiving emails."
    "Utilizing the Outlook Calendar feature helps me to better organize and prioritize assigned tasks."

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  • Team Building

    Team Building

    "I learned new strategies that I will use to empower students and help them feel secure and welcome."
    "This course helped with team building among other specials teachers."

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Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web-Accessibility

  • The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities.  For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility page.

    For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.

    El Distrito prohíbe la intimidación, la intimidación cibernética, el acoso, el acoso sexual, la discriminación y / o las represalias en cualquiera de sus programas / actividades educativas, empleo y oportunidades de empleo. Para obtener la declaración completa del Aviso de No Discriminación del Distrito, así como los métodos para abordar preguntas e inquietudes, visite nuestra página de Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility

    Para más información visite   Civil Rights Compliance Department page.