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
Missouri AHPERD- state association for HPE
Laura Beckmann, Dept of Ed HPE Specialist, 573-571-7613
Kathy Craig, Dept of Health PA Specialist, 573-522-2888

Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
ESSA Information
Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education 
Department of Education, Physical Education  

Education Stakeholders
Chief State School Officer
Missouri PTA
Missouri School Administrators
Missouri Elementary School Principals
Missouri Secondary School Principals
Missouri ASCD
Governor Eric Greitens

UPDATED 5/09/2018
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