Welcome to OPEPP​
Ohio Partnership for Excellence in Paraprofessional Preparation



Paraprofessionals and their Students are Worth it!


Districts can begin to design effective, efficient, and inclusive student instruction

by supporting paraprofessional expertise, input, and professional growth. 

Learn How



CEC Competencies for Paraeducators and their Professional Development


To ensure that paraprofessionals have the required skills for their

expanded roles, in collaboration with the National Resource Center for Paraeducators,

the Council for Exceptional Children validated the specialty set of competencies for paraprofessionals

who serve individuals with exceptionalities. These competencies for paraprofessional preparation

underscore the significance of paraprofessionals’ contributions to the delivery of effective instruction to all learners.   


OPEPP has designed our professional development offerings to reflect  the 2022 CEC Paraeducator Competencies

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