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
SHAPE Washington - state association for HPE
Ken Turner
, Dept of Ed PE Specialist, 206-617-0288 
Laurie Dils, Dept of Ed PE Specialist, 360-725-6364 
James Kissee, Dept of Health PA Specialist, 360-236-3623

State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
ESSA Information 
State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Department of Public Instruction, Physical Education  

Education Stakeholders
Chief State School Officer
Washington PTA
Washington School Administrators
Washington Elementary School Principals  
Washington Secondary School Principals
Washington State ASCD
Governor Jay Inslee

UPDATED 5/09/2017
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