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
21st CCLC-Afterschool Programs Randy Huckabone (602) 364-2349 21st CCLC-Afterschool Programs Admin Assistant
ESS (Special Education)   (602)542-4013 ESS Phoenix Office
School Safety & Prevention Davidson Riggs (602)542-8730 School Safety & Prevention Assistant
Office of Communications Sally Stewart (602) 542-5072 Director of Communications
Adult Education Services   (602)258-2410 Main Number
ESS-Program Support and Monitoring Maura Mall (602)542-4013 Director of Program Support and Monitoring
High Academic Standards for Students Carol Lippert (602)364-2333 Associate Superintendent
Arizona Charter School Program (AZCSP) Mark Francis (602)542-4020 Deputy Associate Superintendent, AZ CSP
Grants Management Unit Lois Kruse (602)542-7473 Central Processing Director
Title I Nancy Konitzer (602)542-7470 State Title I Director / Deputy Associate Superintendent
Human Resources Employment Specialist (602)542-3186 Employment Hotline
Grants Management System Stephanie Ferguson (602) 542-3470 Program Specialist
Highly Effective Schools Robin Kauakahi (602) 542-1556 Associate Superintendent
LEA and School Improvement Felicia Francis (602)364-2266 School Improvement Associate
Performance Pay Beth Driscoll (602)364-2191 Career Ladder and 301
Dropout Prevention Jan Brite (602)542-4365 Director of Dropout Prevention/School Renewal
Superintendent's Office Diane Douglas (602)542-5460 Superintendent of Public Instruction
ESS-Operations Cynthia Bolewski (520)628-6330 Director of Operations
Educator Excellence Mark McCall (602) 364-2294 Deputy Associate Superintendent
School Finance   (602) 542-5695 Operations Support
Health and Nutrition - School Nutrition Holly Danielsen (602) 364-0718 School Nutrition Customer Support
Adult Education Services Erica Salcido (602)542-0163 Client Services Representative
ESS-Funding & Finance Connie Hill (602)364-4020 Director of Funding & Finance
School Safety & Prevention Tori Havins (602)542-8720 Prevention Education Specialist
School Finance   (602)542-5695 Payment Team
GED Testing - Adult Education Services       Client Services Representative
Organizational Development Pat Childress (602)542-3069 DAS of Organizational Development
Assessment   (602)542-5031 Assessment Representative
Health and Nutrition - Child and Adult Care Food Teresa McCormack (602)542-8810 Child and Adult Care Food Customer Support
K-12 Standards Lacey Wieser (602)364-2332 Director of Science, STEM, and Social Studies
State Board Approved Programs Beth Driscoll (602)364-2191   State Board Approved Programs
High Academic Standards for Students Connie Haberer (602)364-2336 Executive Assistant
Office of Communications Charles Tack (602) 542-5072 Public Information Officer
CTE-Assessments Barbara Zalazinski (602)542-3425 CTE Assessment System
Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS) OELAS Main Line (602)542-0753  
Effective Teachers and Leaders   (602)364-1842 HQT Support and Assistance
Early Childhood   (602)364-1530 Early Childhood Development Specialist
Policy Development and Government Relations Rebeca Barela (602) 542-0554 Executive Assistant
Research and Evaluation Susan Russell (602) 542-5325 Research and Evaluation Assistant
Accounting Angela Calles (602)542-5232 Accounts Receivable/Fixed Assets
ESS-Professional Development Oran Tkatchov (602)364-2066 Director of Professional Development
Office of Communications Alexis Burkhart (602) 542-3309 Communications Specialist
School Finance   (602)542-5695 General Inbox
ESS-Federal Initiatives Lisa Yencarelli (520)628-6330 Director of Federal Initiatives and Tucson Office
Special Populations Frank Migali (602)542-4963 State Coordinator for Homeless
State Board of Education Karol Schmidt (602) 542-5057 Executive Director
Arts Education Robert Waller (602) 364-3015 Arts Education Specialist
Health and Nutrition Nicholas Dunford (602) 542-8700 Deputy Associate Superintendent
Title I Tee Lambert (602)542-4353 ESEA Monitoring/ALEAT/COP Coordinator
Certification   (602)542-4367 Certification Representative
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