National Health Education Standards Task Force

SHAPE America is proud to champion and safeguard the National Health Education Standards, which serve as the foundation for school-based health education programs across the country.

In late 2021, SHAPE America's National Health Education Standards Task Force began the national standards revision process. Throughout this process, the task force received feedback from HETE faculty/professors, preK-12 school-based health educators and health education stakeholders.

The revision process is now complete, and the new SHAPE America National Health Education Standards were released on March 12 at the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in Cleveland.

Revision Timeline

Learn more about the revision process and timeline for the National Health Education Standards.

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Task Force Members

SHAPE America extends its appreciation to the members of the National Health Education Standards Task Force for contributing their time and effort during the multi-year standards revision process.

Nadine Marchessault, MEd, NBCT, Co-Chair, Health Education Specialist, Hawaiʻi State Department of Education

Sarah Toth, Ph.D., MEd, MCHES®, Co-Chair, Associate Professor of Health Science, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University

Holly Alperin, EdM, MCHES®, Program Coordinator & Clinical Associate Professor, Health and Physical Education, University of New Hampshire

Angela Beale-Tawfeeq, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor, Rowan University, New Jersey

Laurie Bechhofer, MPH, FASHA, HIV/STD Education Consultant, Michigan Department of Education

Mary Connolly, MEd, CHES®, Senior Faculty and Program Chair, Skills Based Health/Social Emotional Learning Program, Cambridge College, Massachusetts

Nana Donkor, MSEd, Health Education Instructional Supervisor, Prince George’s County Public Schools, Maryland

Angela Glymph, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Peer Health Exchange

Jamie Hurley, Ph.D., MEd, Health and Physical Education Principal Consultant, Colorado Department of Education

Michelle Westerling Ireland, MA, MCHES®, Health Education Teacher, Hanover Public Schools, Massachusetts

Kaulana Molina, MS, NBCT, Health Education Practitioner, Punahou School, Hawaiʻi

Kandice Porter, Ph.D., MCHES®, Professor of Health Promotion, Kennesaw State University, Georgia

Tilsa Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Supervisor of Health and Physical Education, City School District of New Rochelle, New York

Andrew Snyder, MAT, Education Programs Professional for Health, Physical Education, Nevada Department of Education

Erin N. Sweeney, Ph.D., MEd, MCHES®, Assistant Professor, Health and Physical Education Program, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Leigh Szucs, Ph.D., CHES®, Health Scientist, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Task Force Member Profiles

In the Winter issue of Momentum magazine, several task force members shared their thoughts on the new National Health Education Standards.

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