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 New Mexico - state association for HPE
Dean Hopper
, Dept of Ed HPE Specialist, 505-827-1806
Patty Morris, Dept of Health PA Specialist
Jimmie Thompson, Dept of Health PA Specialist 

New Mexico Public Education Department
ESSA Information 
New Mexico Public Education Department 

Education Stakeholders
Chief State School Officer
New Mexico PTA
New Mexico Educational Leaders
New Mexico Elementary School Principals
New Mexico Secondary School Principals
New Mexico ASCD
Governor Susana Martinez

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