2017 Society Meeting: Leadership, Relationships, and Influence

October 10, 2017 - 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, Gateway II - III
St. Louis, Missouri


Meeting Objectives:

  • Strengthen relationships among staff within state departments of education who provide leadership in the arenas of school health, health education, physical education/physical activity, and more broadly, the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child approach.
  • Discuss state implementation strategies within Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plans.
  • Identify needs and share resources related to various components of school health.

8:30 - 9:00 am Registration – Visit Exhibitors
9:00 - 9:45 am Welcome and Introductions
Susan Berry, President
Maine Department of Education

Highlights of 2016-17
SSLHPE Strategic Plan
Expansion of Partnerships
9:45 - 10:00 am Exhibitor Showcase and Networking Break
10:00 - 10:55 am The Well-Rounded Student in ESSA includes Health Education and Physical Education:
Where Do We Go From Here?
Dr. Kymm Ballard, Kymm Ballard Consulting

From ESSA Plans to Practice – Panel of State Leaders

Lori Paisley, Executive Director of Coordinated School Health,
Tennessee Department of Education

Lisa Rakoz, Program Supervisor for Healthiest Next Generation
Washington Department of Public Instruction

Laurie Bechhofer, HIV/STD Education Consultant
Michigan Department of Education
10:55 - 11:05 am
11:05 - 11:15 am
Exhibitor Showcase
Visit Exhibitors and Networking Break
11:15 am - Noon Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child – (WSCC)
ASCD Speaker
How is it being rolled out and how is it being received among all educators?

Putting it into Practice for HE & PE - Panel of State Leaders

Jamie Sparks, Physical Education Consultant
Kentucky Department of Education

Susan Berry, Health Education and Health Promotion Coordinator
Maine Department of Education

Utilizing the WSCC Model within the Maine DOE

Julane Hill, Coordinated School Health Specialist, Nebraska Department of Education
Transition from Coordinated School Health to WSCC
12:00 - 12:10 pm
12:10 - 1:00 pm
Exhibitor Showcase
Working Lunch - Focused Table Discussions - Visit Exhibitors
Lunch - 1:15 pm Visiting Exhibitors
1:15 - 2:00 pm New Opportunities in School Health with Q & A

William (Bill) Potts-Datema, Chief (Invited)
Program Development and Services Branch
Division of Adolescent and School Health
National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2:00 - 3:00 pm Topic Discussions Using Conversation Café
Facilitator: Stephanie Bunge, School Health Consultant
Kentucky Department of Education

Professional Development Models/Training Provided in States
Building Partnerships in States – DOEs and SHAPE Affiliates, DOEs & DPH
Integrating ESSA State Plan in Your Work: Health Education, Physical Education,
Physical Activity, Health Services, Health Promotion, etc.
Integrating ESSA and WSCC Model
3:00 - 3:15 pm Networking Break - Visit Exhibitors
3:15 - 4:00 pm Next Steps in Conversations: Identifying and Sharing of Resources
Topics may include: Policy and Advocacy, Leveraging Partners and Funding, Standards
and Curriculum, Social Emotional Learning and Bully Prevention
4:00 - 4:30 pm Wrap Up – What’s Next? – Closure

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