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
CTE-Assessments Barbara Zalazinski (602)542-3425 CTE Assessment System
K-12 Standards Debbie Yu (602)364-1804 Executive Assistant
K-12 Standards Lacey Wieser (602)364-2332 Director of Science, STEM, and Social Studies
State Tutoring Stephanie Washington (602)542-7466 State Tutoring Program Coordinator
Arts Education Robert Waller (602) 364-3015 Arts Education Specialist
ESS-Special Projects Alissa Trollinger (602)364-4004 Director of Special Projects
ESS-Professional Development Oran Tkatchov (602)364-2066 Director of Professional Development
Office of Communications Charles Tack (602) 542-5072 Public Information Officer
Alternate Assessment Angeles Swasey (602)542-8239 Alternate Assessment Program Project Specialist
SAIS (IT Department) IT Support (602)542-7378 Support Center Manager
Office of Communications Sally Stewart (602) 542-5072 Director of Communications
Information Technology Debbie Schumacher (602)542-2094 IT Support
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
Adult Education Services Erica Salcido (602)542-0163 Client Services Representative
Research and Evaluation Susan Russell (602) 542-5325 Research and Evaluation Assistant
School Safety & Prevention Davidson Riggs (602)542-8730 School Safety & Prevention Assistant
LEA and School Improvement Cindy Richards (602)364-2269 School Improvement Associate
Alternate Assessment Patricia Reynolds (602)364-1296 Prof. Dev. & State Assessment Specialist
Adult Education Services Jamila Perez (602)542-0165 Client Services Representative
Special Populations Frank Migali (602)542-4963 State Coordinator for Homeless
Health and Nutrition - Child and Adult Care Food Teresa McCormack (602)542-8810 Child and Adult Care Food Customer Support
Educator Excellence Mark McCall (602) 364-2294 Deputy Associate Superintendent
ESS-Program Support and Monitoring Maura Mall (602)542-4013 Director of Program Support and Monitoring
Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS) OELAS Main Line (602)542-0753  
High Academic Standards for Students Carol Lippert (602)364-2333 Associate Superintendent
Title I Tee Lambert (602)542-4353 ESEA Monitoring/ALEAT/COP Coordinator
Gifted Education Peter Laing (602)364-3842 Director, Gifted Education
Advanced Placement Programs Peter Laing (602)364-3842 Director, Advanced Placement Programs
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
Highly Effective Schools Robin Kauakahi (602) 542-1556 Associate Superintendent
Highly Effective Teachers & Leaders Cecilia Johnson (602)364-1957 Associate Superintendent
Adult Education Services Leonela Jimenez (602)542-0165 Client Services Representative
21st CCLC-Afterschool Programs Randy Huckabone (602) 364-2349 21st CCLC-Afterschool Programs Admin Assistant
ESS-Funding & Finance Connie Hill (602)364-4020 Director of Funding & Finance
Grants Management System Sarah Hendrix (602) 364-4382 Grants Management Technology Director
School Safety & Prevention Tori Havins (602)542-8720 Prevention Education Specialist
Special Populations Mary Haluska (602)542-5169 State Migrant Identification & Recruitment Coordinator
High Academic Standards for Students Connie Haberer (602)364-2336 Executive Assistant
Indian Education Nadine Groenig (602) 542-5235 Director of Indian Education
ESS-Dispute Resolution Kacey Gregson (602)364-4011 Director of Dispute Resolution
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
Health and Nutrition - School Health Jason Gillette (602)542-8707 Director of School Health
School Finance Lyle Friesen (602)542-5695 Director of School Finance
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
Title I Gary Fortney (602)542-2014 ESEA Program Manager / Private Schools Coordinator
Grants Management System Stephanie Ferguson (602) 542-3470 Program Specialist
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