Mike Doyle
Wayzata High School 
4955 Peony Lane 
Plymouth, MN 55446 
763­-745-­6857
michael.doyle@wayzata.k12.mn.us 

About the Committee


The Minnesota Developmental Adapted Physical Education Leadership Committee was established shortly after the landmark legislation for the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, otherwise referred to as P.L. 94-142. Total committee membership consists of 10 –15 professionals. The entire committee meets three times during the school year (September, January, April).

The Minnesota DAPE Leadership Committee is a volunteer group of education professionals with a mission to serve individuals concerned with quality physical education for students with disabilities.

The State Leadership Committee is comprised of representatives from Minnesota Dept. of Education; Higher Education; selected At-Large Members and DAPE Teachers who represent educational regions throughout the state.  The committee serves as an extension of and a support network for the DAPE Council of Minnesota Society of Health and Physical Educators (MNSHAPE).

The MNDAPE Leadership Committee provides a vehicle for advocacy, resource development, professional development and planning and implementation strategies for DAPE policy and programs at the state and local levels.  The Committee works cooperatively with the MN Dept. of Ed. and MNSHAPE.

Program Planning and Implementation, Resources and Advocacy, Pre-service and In-service development are the three major areas of focus.

Rich Burke
Statewide DAPE Specialist

BRIDGES
2408 County Rd. 10 
Mounds View, MN 55112
651-621-6182
richard.burke@moundsviewschools.org

Region representative information can be found here

Other Members of the MN DAPE Leadership Committee include:

Sue Tarr, PhD
DAPE Program Coordinator
MSU - Mankato
177 HCN
Mankato, MN 56001
507.389.2626
Susan.tarr@mnsu.edu

Nancy Christensen
MNSHAPE Executive Director

25673 Muskrat Lake Drive
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
218-847-9769
nancy1485@gmail.com

Mission

The committee’s mission is to serve individuals concerned with quality physical education for students with disabilities.

Vision

We are representatives for quality Developmental Adapted Physical Education.