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
Adult Education Services   Leonela Jimenez (602)542-0165 Client Services Representative
Highly Effective Teachers & Leaders   Cecilia Johnson (602)364-1957 Associate Superintendent
Special Populations   Alicia Jordan (602)542-7462 Special Populations Assistant
Special Populations   Alicia Jordan (602)542-7462 Special Populations Assistant
Policy Development and Government Relations   Aleks Kadijevic (602)364-0454 Executive Assistant
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
Advanced Placement Programs   Peter Laing (602)364-3842 Director, Advanced Placement Programs
Gifted Education   Peter Laing (602)364-3842 Director, Gifted Education
Title I   Tee Lambert (602)542-4353 ESEA Monitoring/ALEAT/COP Coordinator
High Academic Standards for Students   Carol Lippert (602)364-2333 Associate Superintendent
Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS)   OELAS Main Line (602)542-0753  
ESS-Program Support and Monitoring   Maura Mall (602)542-4013 Director of Program Support and Monitoring
Educator Excellence   Mark McCall (602) 364-2294 Deputy Associate Superintendent
Health and Nutrition - Child and Adult Care Food   Teresa McCormack (602)542-8810 Child and Adult Care Food Customer Support
School Safety & Prevention   Barbara Michlin (602)364-2092 Project Specialist
Special Populations   Frank Migali (602)542-4963 State Coordinator for Homeless
Indian Education   Debora Norris (602)542-2784 Director of Indian Education
CTE-Programs & Standards   Deb Payne (602)542-3034 CTE Programs, Curriculum, Standards, and Professional Development
Adult Education Services   Jamila Perez (602)542-0165 Client Services Representative
Alternate Assessment   Patricia Reynolds (602)364-1296 Prof. Dev. & State Assessment Specialist
LEA and School Improvement   Cindy Richards (602)364-2269 School Improvement Associate
School Safety & Prevention   Davidson Riggs (602)542-8730 School Safety & Prevention Assistant
Special Populations   Ralph Romero (602)542-7462 Deputy Associate Superintendent
Research and Evaluation   Susan Russell (602)542-5151 Research and Evaluation Assistant
Adult Education Services   Erica Salcido (602)542-0163 Client Services Representative
CTE Arizona School Counselors   Kay Schreiber (602)542-5353 State Career Guidance Counselors Supervisor
Information Technology   Debbie Schumacher (602)542-2094 IT Support
CTE-Student Organizations   Julie Shumate (602)542-5044 CTE Student Organizations
Office of Communications   Sally Stewart (602) 542-5072 Public Information Officer
SAIS (IT Department)   IT Support (602)542-7378 Support Center Manager
Alternate Assessment   Angeles Swasey (602)542-8239 Alternate Assessment Program Project Specialist
Office of Communications   Charles Tack (602) 364-0764 Deputy Public Information Officer
State Board of Education   Christine Thompson (602)542-5057 Executive Director
ESS-Professional Development   Oran Tkatchov (602)364-2066 Director of Professional Development
ESS-Special Projects   Alissa Trollinger (602)364-4004 Director of Special Projects
High Honors Tuition Waiver   Shannon Tucker (602)542-4391 AIMS Scholarship Coordinator
Arts Education   Lynn Tuttle (602)364-1534 Director of Arts Education
State Tutoring   Stephanie Washington (602)542-7466 State Tutoring Program Coordinator
K-12 Standards   Lacey Wieser (602)364-2332 Director of Science, STEM, and Social Studies
ESS-Federal Initiatives   Lisa Yencarelli (520)628-6330 Director of Federal Initiatives and Tucson Office
K-12 Standards   Debbie Yu (602)364-1804 Executive Assistant
CTE-Assessments   Barbara Zalazinski (602)542-3425 CTE Assessment System
ESS (Special Education)       (602)542-4013 ESS Phoenix Office
Effective Teachers and Leaders       (602)364-1842 HQT Support and Assistance
Charter School Information       (602)364-3080   Arizona State Board of Charter Schools
School Finance       (602) 542-5695 Operations Support
ESS-Parent Information       (888)877-5910   Parent Information Network
Early Childhood       (602)364-1530 Early Childhood Development Specialist
NCLB       (602)364-1842 NCLB Highly Qualified Teacher Representative
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