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
Virginia AHPERD- state association for HPE
Vanessa Wigand
, Dept of Ed HPE Specialist, 804-225-3300 
Kate AlieDept of Health PA Specialist, 804-864-7730 

Virginia Department of Education
ESSA Information 
Virginia Department of Education 
Department of Education, Physical Education  

Education Stakeholders
Chief State School Officer
Virginia PTA
Virginia Elementary School Principals
Virginia Secondary School Principals
Virginia ASCD
Governor Ralph Northam

UPDATED 5/09/2018
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