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
Maine AHPERD - state association for HPE
Jean Zimmerman
, Dept of Ed PE Specialist, 207-634-6687
Susan Berry, Dept of Ed Health Ed Specialist, 207-624-6695
Doug Beck, Dept of Health PA Specialist, 207-287-5041

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

Education Stakeholders
Chief State School Officer
Maine PTA
Maine School Management
Maine School Principals
Maine ASCD
Governor Paul R. LePage

UPDATED 5/09/2017
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