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
Search All State Employees 
1 2
Department Name Phone Email Job Title
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
School Finance   (602)542-5695 Payment Team
Assessment   (602)542-5031 Assessment Representative
Superintendent's Office Sarah Accardi (602)542-5460  
ESS-Alternate Assessment Audra Ahumada (602)542-4061 Director of Alternate Assessment
Effective Teachers and Leaders Raquel Alvara (602) 364-3452 Education Program Specialist
Policy Development and Government Relations Rebeca Barela (602) 542-0554 Executive Assistant
Policy Development & Government Relations Ashley Berg (602) 364-2425 Exec. Dir. of Policy Development & Government Relations
ESS-Operations Cynthia Bolewski (520)628-6330 Director of Operations
Superintendent's Office Michael Bradley (602)542-5460 Chief of Staff
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
Office of Communications Alexis Burkhart (602) 542-3309 Communications Specialist
Accounting Angela Calles (602)542-5232 Accounts Receivable/Fixed Assets
Organizational Development Pat Childress (602)542-3069 DAS of Organizational Development
CTE-Postsecondary Nicole Clapeck (602)542-4754 Postsecondary Perkins Grants and Accountability
Health and Nutrition - School Nutrition Holly Danielsen (602) 364-0718 School Nutrition Customer Support
ESS-State Initiatives Melissa DeVries (928)637-1870 Director of State Initiatives and Flagstaff Office
Superintendent's Office Diane Douglas (602)542-5460 Superintendent of Public Instruction
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
Health and Nutrition Nicholas Dunford (602) 542-8700 Deputy Associate Superintendent
Audit Unit Lisa Eddy (602)364-4061 Chief Auditor
Human Resources Employment Specialist (602)542-3186 Employment Hotline
Grants Management System Stephanie Ferguson (602) 542-3470 Program Specialist
Title I Gary Fortney (602)542-2014 ESEA Program Manager / Private Schools Coordinator
Arizona Charter School Program (AZCSP) Mark Francis (602)542-4020 Deputy Associate Superintendent, AZ CSP
LEA and School Improvement Felicia Francis (602)364-2266 School Improvement Associate
School Finance Lyle Friesen (602)542-5695 Director of School Finance
Health and Nutrition - School Health Jason Gillette (602)542-8707 Director of School Health
LEA and School Improvement Robert Gray (602)364-2202 Director of Operations
Dropout Prevention Robert Gray III (602) 364-2202 Director of Dropout Prevention/School Renewal
ESS-Dispute Resolution Kacey Gregson (602)364-4011 Director of Dispute Resolution
Indian Education Nadine Groenig (602) 542-5235 Director of Indian Education
High Academic Standards for Students Connie Haberer (602)364-2336 Executive Assistant
Special Populations Mary Haluska (602)542-5169 State Migrant Identification & Recruitment Coordinator
School Safety & Prevention Tori Havins (602)542-8720 Prevention Education Specialist
Grants Management System Sarah Hendrix (602) 364-4382 Grants Management Technology Director
ESS-Funding & Finance Connie Hill (602)364-4020 Director of Funding & Finance
21st CCLC-Afterschool Programs Randy Huckabone (602) 364-2349 21st CCLC-Afterschool Programs Admin Assistant
Adult Education Services Leonela Jimenez (602)542-0165 Client Services Representative
Highly Effective Teachers & Leaders Cecilia Johnson (602)364-1957 Associate Superintendent
Highly Effective Schools Robin Kauakahi (602) 542-1556 Associate Superintendent
Title I Nancy Konitzer (602)542-7470 State Title I Director / Deputy Associate Superintendent
Grants Management Unit Lois Kruse (602)542-7473 Central Processing Director
1 2