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
School Finance   (602)542-5695 Payment Team
Assessment   (602)542-5031 Assessment Representative
School Finance   (602)542-5695 General Inbox
Certification   (602)542-4367 Certification Representative
School Finance   (602)542-5695 Budget Team
Alternative Pathways (Interns)   (602)542-4367 Alternative Paths (Transition to Teaching)
Adult Education Services   (602)258-2410 Main Number
Office of Communications Alexis Burkhart (602) 542-3309 Communications Specialist
ESS-Special Projects Alissa Trollinger (602)364-4004 Director of Special Projects
Accounting Angela Calles (602)542-5232 Accounts Receivable/Fixed Assets
Alternate Assessment Angeles Swasey (602)542-8239 Alternate Assessment Program Project Specialist
Policy Development & Government Relations Ashley Berg (602) 364-2425 Exec. Dir. of Policy Development & Government Relations
ESS-Alternate Assessment Audra Ahumada (602)542-4061 Director of Alternate Assessment
CTE-Assessments Barbara Zalazinski (602)542-3425 CTE Assessment System
National Board Certification Beth Driscoll (602)364-2191 National Board Certification
State Board Approved Programs Beth Driscoll (602)364-2191   State Board Approved Programs
Performance Pay Beth Driscoll (602)364-2191 Career Ladder and 301
High Academic Standards for Students Carol Lippert (602)364-2333 Associate Superintendent
Highly Effective Teachers & Leaders Cecilia Johnson (602)364-1957 Associate Superintendent
Office of Communications Charles Tack (602) 542-5072 Public Information Officer
LEA and School Improvement Cindy Richards (602)364-2269 School Improvement Associate
ESS-Funding & Finance Connie Hill (602)364-4020 Director of Funding & Finance
High Academic Standards for Students Connie Haberer (602)364-2336 Executive Assistant
ESS-Operations Cynthia Bolewski (520)628-6330 Director of Operations
School Safety & Prevention Davidson Riggs (602)542-8730 School Safety & Prevention Assistant
K-12 Standards Debbie Yu (602)364-1804 Executive Assistant
Information Technology Debbie Schumacher (602)542-2094 IT Support
Superintendent's Office Diane Douglas (602)542-5460 Superintendent of Public Instruction
Adult Education Services Erica Salcido (602)542-0163 Client Services Representative
LEA and School Improvement Felicia Francis (602)364-2266 School Improvement Associate
Special Populations Frank Migali (602)542-4963 State Coordinator for Homeless
Title I Gary Fortney (602)542-2014 ESEA Program Manager / Private Schools Coordinator
Health and Nutrition - School Nutrition Holly Danielsen (602) 364-0718 School Nutrition Customer Support
SAIS (IT Department) IT Support (602)542-7378 Support Center Manager
Adult Education Services Jamila Perez (602)542-0165 Client Services Representative
Health and Nutrition - School Health Jason Gillette (602)542-8707 Director of School Health
Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission Jim Buchanan (602) 542-5510 Arizona Education Liaison for MIC3
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
State Board of Education Karol Schmidt (602) 542-5057 Executive Director
CTE Arizona School Counselors Kay Schreiber (602)542-5353 State Career Guidance Counselors Supervisor
K-12 Standards Lacey Wieser (602)364-2332 Director of Science, STEM, and Social Studies
Adult Education Services Leonela Jimenez (602)542-0165 Client Services Representative
Audit Unit Lisa Eddy (602)364-4061 Chief Auditor
Grants Management Unit Lois Kruse (602)542-7473 Central Processing Director
School Finance Lyle Friesen (602)542-5695 Director of School Finance
Educator Excellence Mark McCall (602) 364-2294 Deputy Associate Superintendent
Arizona Charter School Program (AZCSP) Mark Francis (602)542-4020 Deputy Associate Superintendent, AZ CSP
Special Populations Mary Haluska (602)542-5169 State Migrant Identification & Recruitment Coordinator
ESS-Program Support and Monitoring Maura Mall (602)542-4013 Director of Program Support and Monitoring
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