The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) identifies school health and physical education (HPE) as part of a student’s well-rounded education, giving every HPE teacher an opportunity to elevate their program and gain support from their school and local community. ESSA requires broad stakeholder engagement in order to implement comprehensive and effective state and school district plans. Key contacts and stakeholder groups from your state are listed below. 

Key Contacts
Alabama State AHPERD- state association for HPE
Donna Hester - Executive Director, ASAHPERD

Jonathan Thompson
, Dept of Ed HPE & APE Specialist, 334-694-4768
Laurie Eldridge-Auffant, Disability and Health Program Director, 334-206-5651

Alabama State Department of Education 
ESSA Information 
Alabama State Department of Education 
Department of Education, Health & Physical Education  

Education Stakeholders
Chief State School Officer
Alabama PTA
Alabama School Superintendents
Alabama Elementary School Administrators
Alabama Secondary School Principals
Alabama ASCD
Governor Kay Ivey

UPDATED 5/09/2018
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