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
MOSHAPE – Missouri Society of Health and Physical Education
MOSHAPE Advocacy Page
Laura Beckmann, Director of Missouri Healthy Schools, (573) 751-7613
Zachary Wheeler, DOE Contact
Tom Loughrey, Executive Director  

Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE)
DESE Office of Missouri Healthy Schools
DESE Office of Physical Education  

Education Stakeholders
Missouri PTA
Missouri ASCD
Missouri Association of School Administrators
Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals
Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals
Missouri Office of the Governor

UPDATED 7/13/2020
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