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 Phone Email Job Title
Office of Communications Alexis Burkhart (602) 542-3309 Communications Specialist
School Finance   (602)542-5695 General Inbox
Health and Nutrition Nicholas Dunford (602) 542-8700 Deputy Associate Superintendent
State Board of Education Karol Schmidt (602) 542-5057 Executive Director
Arts Education Robert Waller (602) 364-3015 Arts Education Specialist
Indian Education Nadine Groenig (602) 542-5235 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
ESS-Alternate Assessment Audra Ahumada (602)542-4061 Director of Alternate Assessment
ESS-Parent Information   (888)877-5910   Parent Information Network
K-12 Standards Debbie Yu (602)364-1804 Executive Assistant
Adult Education Services Leonela Jimenez (602)542-0165 Client Services Representative
Gifted Education Peter Laing (602)364-3842 Director, Gifted Education
Effective Teachers and Leaders Raquel Alvara (602) 364-3452 Education Program Specialist
Advanced Placement Programs Peter Laing (602)364-3842 Director, Advanced Placement Programs
Highly Effective Teachers & Leaders Cecilia Johnson (602)364-1957 Associate Superintendent
Title I Gary Fortney (602)542-2014 ESEA Program Manager / Private Schools Coordinator
Audit Unit Lisa Eddy (602)364-4061 Chief Auditor
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) Jim Buchanan (602) 542-5510 Deputy Associate Superintendent
ESS-Dispute Resolution Kacey Gregson (602)364-4011 Director of Dispute Resolution
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-Special Projects Alissa Trollinger (602)364-4004 Director of Special Projects
Special Populations Mary Haluska (602)542-5169 State Migrant Identification & Recruitment Coordinator
Accountability   (602) 542-5151    
School Finance   (602)542-5695 Budget Team
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