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
Carol Ciotto, Executive Director 
Business Manager Email:
SHAPE NJ: (732)-918-9999
Lennie Parham
, Dept of Ed HPE Coordinator, 609-376-3849 
Shelia Dunn, Dept of Health PA Specialist, 609-777-7792 

State of New Jersey Department of Education
State of New Jersey Department of Education
ESSER Information
2020 NJSLS-Comprehensive Health and Physical Education
Healthy New Jersey 2030

Education Stakeholders
Chief State School Officer
New Jersey PTA
New Jersey School Administrators
New Jersey Principals and Supervisors
New Jersey ASCD
Governor Phil Murphy

UPDATED 5/09/2018
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