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
Kentucky AHPERD - state association for HPE
Jamie Sparks
, Dept of Ed PE Specialist, 606-315-3737 
Audra Deli-Hoofnagle, Dept of Ed HE Specialist, 502-564-2106 ext. 4530 
Nicole Barper-CulpDept of Health PA Specialist

Kentucky State Department of Education
ESSA Information 
Kentucky Department of Education
Department of Education, Physical Education  

Education Stakeholders
Chief State School Officer
Kentucky PTA
Kentucky School Administrators
Kentucky ASCD
Governor Matt Bevin

UPDATED 5/09/2017
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