Rhode Island
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
Rhode Island AHPERD - state association for HPE
Midge Sabatini
, Dept of Ed HPE Specialist, 401-222-8952
Mia Patriarca O'Flaherty, Dept of Health PA Specialist, 401-222-1225

Rhode Island Department of Education
ESSA Information 
Rhode Island Department of Education
Department of Education, Physical Education  

Education Stakeholders
Chief State School Officer
Rhode Island PTA
Rhode Island School Superintendents
Rhode Island School Principals
Rhode Island ASCD
Governor Gina Raimondo

UPDATED 5/09/2017
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