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
SHAPE Florida- state association for HPE
Nichole Wilder
, Dept of Ed HPE Specialist, 850-245-0813
Michelle Gaines, Dept of Ed HPE Specialist, 850-245-0978 
Julie Dudley, Dept of Health PA Specialist

Florida Department of Education
ESSA Information 
Florida Department of Education 
Department of Education, Physical Education  

Education Stakeholders
Chief State School Officer
Florida PTA
Florida School Administrators
Florida ASCD
Governor Rick Scott

UPDATED 5/09/2018
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