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
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
High Honors Tuition Waiver   Shannon Tucker (602)542-4391 AIMS Scholarship Coordinator
Alternative Pathways (Interns)       (602)542-4367 Alternative Paths (Transition to Teaching)
Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission   Maxine Daly (602)542-5510 Arizona Education Liaison for MIC3
CTE Arizona School Counselors   Kay Schreiber (602)542-5353 State Career Guidance Counselors Supervisor
NCLB       (602)364-1842 NCLB Highly Qualified Teacher Representative
CTE-Student Organizations   Julie Shumate (602)542-5044 CTE Student Organizations
School Safety & Prevention   Davidson Riggs (602)542-8730 School Safety & Prevention Assistant
ESS-Recruitment & Retention   Lisa Aaroe (602)542-4831 Director of Recruitment and Retention
21st CCLC-Afterschool Programs   Randy Huckabone (602) 364-2349 21st CCLC-Afterschool Programs Admin Assistant
ESS (Special Education)       (602)542-4013 ESS Phoenix Office
Special Populations   Alicia Jordan (602)542-7462 Special Populations Assistant
Office of Communications   Sally Stewart (602) 542-5072 Public Information Officer
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
AZ LEADS³   Kimberly Gustafson (602)364-2068 AZ LEADS³ Associate
Human Resources     Employment Specialist (602)542-3186 Employment Hotline
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