Who are paraeducators?

Paraeducators serve alongside teachers and other professional educators in schools. Other most commonly used titles for paraeducators are Paraprofessional, Instructional Assistant, Educational Assistant, Teaching Assistant, Instructional Aide, and Aide. Paraeducator provides instructional services to students and works under the supervision or direction of a certified or licensed professional who is ultimately responsible for the students and the program. Paraeducators are important members of the learning and teaching team. They ensure that students receive multiple types of support in schools.