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 Safety & Prevention Tori Havins (602)542-8720 Prevention Education Specialist
Health and Nutrition - Child and Adult Care Food Teresa McCormack (602)542-8810 Child and Adult Care Food Customer Support
Title I Tee Lambert (602)542-4353 ESEA Monitoring/ALEAT/COP Coordinator
Research and Evaluation Susan Russell (602) 542-5325 Research and Evaluation Assistant
Grants Management System Stephanie Ferguson (602) 542-3470 Program Specialist
State Tutoring Stephanie Washington (602)542-7466 State Tutoring Program Coordinator
Superintendent's Office Sarah Accardi (602)542-5460  
Grants Management System Sarah Hendrix (602) 364-4382 Grants Management Technology Director
Office of Communications Sally Stewart (602) 542-5072 Director of Communications
Highly Effective Schools Robin Kauakahi (602) 542-1556 Associate Superintendent
Arts Education Robert Waller (602) 364-3015 Arts Education Specialist
Dropout Prevention Robert Gray III (602) 364-2202 Director of Dropout Prevention/School Renewal
LEA and School Improvement Robert Gray (602)364-2202 Director of Operations
Policy Development and Government Relations Rebeca Barela (602) 542-0554 Executive Assistant
Effective Teachers and Leaders Raquel Alvara (602) 364-3452 Education Program Specialist
21st CCLC-Afterschool Programs Randy Huckabone (602) 364-2349 21st CCLC-Afterschool Programs Admin Assistant
Advanced Placement Programs Peter Laing (602)364-3842 Director, Advanced Placement Programs
Gifted Education Peter Laing (602)364-3842 Director, Gifted Education
Alternate Assessment Patricia Reynolds (602)364-1296 Prof. Dev. & State Assessment Specialist
Organizational Development Pat Childress (602)542-3069 DAS of Organizational Development
ESS-Professional Development Oran Tkatchov (602)364-2066 Director of Professional Development
Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS) OELAS Main Line (602)542-0753  
CTE-Postsecondary Nicole Clapeck (602)542-4754 Postsecondary Perkins Grants and Accountability
Health and Nutrition Nicholas Dunford (602) 542-8700 Deputy Associate Superintendent
Title I Nancy Konitzer (602)542-7470 State Title I Director / Deputy Associate Superintendent
Indian Education Nadine Groenig (602) 542-5235 Director of Indian Education
Superintendent's Office Michael Bradley (602)542-5460 Chief of Staff
ESS-State Initiatives Melissa DeVries (928)637-1870 Director of State Initiatives and Flagstaff Office
ESS-Program Support and Monitoring Maura Mall (602)542-4013 Director of Program Support and Monitoring
Special Populations Mary Haluska (602)542-5169 State Migrant Identification & Recruitment Coordinator
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
School Finance Lyle Friesen (602)542-5695 Director of School Finance
Grants Management Unit Lois Kruse (602)542-7473 Central Processing Director
Audit Unit Lisa Eddy (602)364-4061 Chief Auditor
Adult Education Services Leonela Jimenez (602)542-0165 Client Services Representative
K-12 Standards Lacey Wieser (602)364-2332 Director of Science, STEM, and Social Studies
CTE Arizona School Counselors Kay Schreiber (602)542-5353 State Career Guidance Counselors Supervisor
State Board of Education Karol Schmidt (602) 542-5057 Executive Director
ESS-Dispute Resolution Kacey Gregson (602)364-4011 Director of Dispute Resolution
ECAP (Education and Career Action Plan) Jim Buchanan (602) 542-5510 Deputy Associate Superintendent
Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission Jim Buchanan (602) 542-5510 Arizona Education Liaison for MIC3
Health and Nutrition - School Health Jason Gillette (602)542-8707 Director of School Health
Adult Education Services Jamila Perez (602)542-0165 Client Services Representative
SAIS (IT Department) IT Support (602)542-7378 Support Center Manager
Health and Nutrition - School Nutrition Holly Danielsen (602) 364-0718 School Nutrition Customer Support
Title I Gary Fortney (602)542-2014 ESEA Program Manager / Private Schools Coordinator
Special Populations Frank Migali (602)542-4963 State Coordinator for Homeless
LEA and School Improvement Felicia Francis (602)364-2266 School Improvement Associate
Adult Education Services Erica Salcido (602)542-0163 Client Services Representative
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