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
Minnesota SHAPE- state association for HPE
Mary Thissen-Milder
, Dept of Ed PE Specialist & Dept of Health PA Specialist, 615-582-8505
Terri Swartout, Dept of Ed HE Specialist, 651-582-8377

Minnesota Department of Education
ESSA Information 
Minnesota Department of Education 
Department of Education, Physical Education  

Education Stakeholders
Chief State School Officer
Minnesota PTA
Minnesota School Administrators
Minnesota Elementary School Principals
Minnesota Secondary School Principals
Minnesota ASCD
Governor Mark Dayton

UPDATED 5/09/2018
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