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Champlain Valley EA's Johnson is Your Vermont-NEA ESP of the Year

Champlain Valley EA's Johnson is Your Vermont-NEA ESP of the Year

James “Jim” Johnson, a Champlain Valley EA bus driver with 31 years behind the wheel, has been named the 2022 Vermont-NEA Education Support Professional of the Year.

“Over the years, Jimmy has used his humor, patience, and excellent communications skills to develop dee, personal relationships with district officials, the head of HR, payroll specialists, and chief operations representatives,” said Christopher Hood, the Champlain Valley EA president who nominated Johnson for the award. “These relationships help Jimmy be the best possible advocate for his members as he uses his lines of communication and wisdom to get the job done. He is a role model.”

As ESP of the Year, Johnson will receive a $1,500 award, an all-expenses-paid trip the national ESP conference, where he will represent Vermont as our nominee for NEA ESP of the Year. “I love working in transportation because its constantly on the move and I get to talk with so many people,” Johnson said. “I love to collaborate with great people who are passionate about their jobs, and I love helping make our professional employees have a better living, a safe to place to work and the happiest, most rewarding work environment possible.”

Congratulations from all of us at Vermont-NEA!