K-12 School Educators

MFPE members are proud to be Montana’s leading advocates for children, public K-12 schools, and school employees.

12,500+ MEMBERS

Our 12,500+ K-12 members include:

  • Certified teachers and specialists
  • Classified school support staff
    (education support professionals)
  • Aspiring teachers


We have 250+ local affiliates composed of K-12 members.

Education Support Professional (ESP) Members

ESP are critical members of the education workforce and ensure student success from pre-school through college. They have a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion and play critical roles in the school community. They diligently work behind the scenes to make schools run smoothly, create strong ties in the community and strengthen the safety net for at-risk children.

  • Para educators, who provide children with extra help in the classroom and library.
  • School nurses, who teach students healthy habits and comfort a sick child.
  • Food service workers, who prepare and serve children a warm, healthy meal.
  • Sign Language interpreters, who empower deaf and hearing-impaired students.
  • Secretaries, who make our schools run efficiently and effectively.
  • Special education aides, who help special needs children become independent learners.
  • Technicians, who keep computers and electronic systems in our schools operating efficiently.
  • Custodians, who work to keep schools clean, safe and well maintained.
  • Bilingual instructors, who bridge cultures through language development.
  • School safety assistants, who help keep students safe.
  • Physical plant and warehouse workers who maintain security, heating, lighting, and other systems so our children have a safe learning environment.