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
Tennessee AHPERD- state association for HPE
Christine Hollifield
, Dept of Ed PE Specialist, 615-770-1794 
Mark Bloodworth, Dept of Ed Health Specialist, 615-806-0217
Kristina Bradford, Dept of Health PA Specialist, 615-253-8729

Tennessee Department of Education 
ESSA Information
Tennessee Department of Education 
Department of Education, Health & Physical Education 

Education Stakeholders
Chief State School Officer
Tennessee PTA
Tennessee School Superintendents
Tennessee Principals Association
Tennessee Secondary School Principals
Tennessee ASCD
Governor Bill Haslam

UPDATED 5/09/2018
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