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 Alaska - state association for HPE
Wendy Hamilton
, Dept of Ed PE Specialist & Dept of Health PA Specialist, 907-465-2768 
Patty Owen, Dept of Ed HE Specialist, 907-465-2939

Alaska State Department of Education & Early Development
ESSA Information 
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Department of Health and Social Services, Physical Education  

Education Stakeholders
Chief State School Officer
Alaska PTA
Alaska Superintendents
Alaska Elementary School Principals
Alaska Secondary School Principals
Alaska ASCD
Governor Bill Walker

UPDATED 5/09/2017
Questions? Contact advocacy@shapeamerica.org