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
Mississippi AHPERD - state association for HPE
Dale Dieckman
, Dept of Ed PE Specialist, 601-359-1737
Dana Hale, Dept of Ed Health Specialist, 601-359-1737
Dominique WilliamsDept of Health PA Specialist, 601-206-1584

Mississippi Department of Education
ESSA Information 
Mississippi Department of Education  
Department of Education, Physical Education  

Education Stakeholders
Chief State School Officer
Mississippi PTA
Mississippi School Administrators
Mississippi Elementary School Principals
Mississippi Secondary School Principals
Governor Phil Bryant

UPDATED 5/09/2017
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