Staff Directory

Key Contacts Phone Email
ADE Customer Support 602-542-3710
ADE Certification – Phoenix 602-542-4367
Grants Management Enterprise System/ ARRA Reporting 602-542-3901
School Finance – Main Line 602-542-5695
SAIS Support – ADE Support Center 602-542-7378
SAIS Toll Free Number 1-866-577-9636
GED Information 602-258-2410 #2
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Department Name First Last Phone Email Job Title
ESS-Professional Development   Oran Tkatchov (602)364-2066 Director of Professional Development
Special Populations   Frank Migali (602)542-4963 State Coordinator for Homeless
School Finance       (602)542-5695 General Inbox
ESS-Federal Initiatives   Lisa Yencarelli (520)628-6330 Director of Federal Initiatives and Tucson Office
State Board of Education   Christine Thompson (602)542-5057 Executive Director
Arts Education   Lynn Tuttle (602)364-1534 Director of Arts Education
Health and Nutrition - School Health   Nicholas Dunford (602)542-8700 Director of School Health
Indian Education   Debora Norris (602)542-2784 Director of Indian Education
Title I   Tee Lambert (602)542-4353 ESEA Monitoring/ALEAT/COP Coordinator
Certification       (602)542-4367 Certification Representative
LEA and School Improvement   Robert Gray (602)364-2202 Director of Operations
Alternate Assessment   Patricia Reynolds (602)364-1296 Prof. Dev. & State Assessment Specialist
Charter School Information       (602)364-3080   Arizona State Board of Charter Schools
Superintendent's Office   Michael Bradley (602)542-5460 Chief of Staff
National Board Certification   Beth Driscoll (602)364-2191 National Board Certification
CTE-Programs & Standards   Deb Payne (602)542-3034 CTE Programs, Curriculum, Standards, and Professional Development
School Safety & Prevention   Barbara Michlin (602)364-2092 Project Specialist
ESS-Alternate Assessment   Audra Ahumada (602)542-4061 Director of Alternate Assessment
School Safety & Prevention   Barb Iversen (602)542-8712 Program Specialist
ESS (Special Education)   Angela Denning (602)542-4013 Deputy Associate Superintendent
Special Populations   Alicia Jordan (602)542-7462 Special Populations Assistant
K-12 Standards   Debbie Yu (602)364-1804 Executive Assistant
Adult Education Services   Leonela Jimenez (602)542-0165 Client Services Representative
ESS-Parent Information       (888)877-5910   Parent Information Network
Special Populations   Raquel Alvara (602)542-7463 Migrant Education Specialist
Advanced Placement Programs   Peter Laing (602)364-3842 Director, Advanced Placement Programs
Gifted Education   Peter Laing (602)364-3842 Director, Gifted Education
Title I   Gary Fortney (602)542-2014 ESEA Program Manager / Private Schools Coordinator
Audit Unit   Lisa Eddy (602)364-4061 Chief Auditor
Highly Effective Teachers & Leaders   Cecilia Johnson (602)364-1957 Associate Superintendent
LEA and School Improvement   Cindy Richards (602)364-2269 School Improvement Associate
Grants Management System   Sarah Hendrix (602) 364-4382 Grants Management Technology Director
Certification       (602)542-2972 Investigations
Superintendent's Office   Sarah Accardi (602)542-5460  
School Finance   Lyle Friesen (602)542-5695 Director of School Finance
CTE-Postsecondary   Nicole Clapeck (602)542-4754 Postsecondary Perkins Grants and Accountability
SAIS (IT Department)   IT Support (602)542-7378 Support Center Manager
ESS-State Initiatives   Melissa DeVries (928)637-1870 Director of State Initiatives and Flagstaff Office
ECAP (Education and Career Action Plan)   Maxine Daly (602)542-5510 Deputy Associate Superintendent
School Safety & Prevention   Rani Collins (602)542-8728 Safe and Supportive Schools Grant Director
Policy Development & Government Relations   Ashley Berg (602) 364-2425 Exec. Dir. of Policy Development & Government Relations
Adult Education Services   Jamila Perez (602)542-0165 Client Services Representative
ESS-Dispute Resolution   Kacey Gregson (602)364-4011 Director of Dispute Resolution
Special Populations   Mary Haluska (602)542-5169 State Migrant Identification & Recruitment Coordinator
School Finance       (602)542-5695 Budget Team
ESS-Special Projects   Alissa Trollinger (602)364-4004 Director of Special Projects
State Tutoring   Stephanie Washington (602)542-7466 State Tutoring Program Coordinator
Alternate Assessment   Angeles Swasey (602)542-8239 Alternate Assessment Program Project Specialist
Health and Nutrition - School Health   Jason Gillette (602)542-8707 Director of School Health
Information Technology   Debbie Schumacher (602)542-2094 IT Support
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