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
Maryland AHPERD- state association for HPE 
Chris Hersl
, Dept of Ed PE Specialist, 410-767-0327
Kirsten Roller, Dept of Ed HE Specialist, 410-767-0330
Adelline NtatinDept of Health PA Specialist, 410-767-2623 

Maryland State Department of Education
ESSA Information
Maryland State Department of Education
Department of Education, Physical Education


Education Stakeholders
Chief State School Officer
Maryland PTA
Maryland Elementary School Principals
Maryland Secondary School Principals
Maryland ASCD
Governor Larry Hogan

UPDATED 7/27/2018
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