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
ESS-Federal Initiatives Lisa Yencarelli (520)628-6330 Director of Federal Initiatives and Tucson Office
ESS-Operations Cynthia Bolewski (520)628-6330 Director of Operations
Health and Nutrition - School Nutrition Holly Danielsen (602) 364-0718 School Nutrition Customer Support
Educator Excellence Mark McCall (602) 364-2294 Deputy Associate Superintendent
21st CCLC-Afterschool Programs Randy Huckabone (602) 364-2349 21st CCLC-Afterschool Programs Admin Assistant
Policy Development & Government Relations Ashley Berg (602) 364-2425 Exec. Dir. of Policy Development & Government Relations
Arts Education Robert Waller (602) 364-3015 Arts Education Specialist
Effective Teachers and Leaders Raquel Alvara (602) 364-3452 Education Program Specialist
Grants Management System Sarah Hendrix (602) 364-4382 Grants Management Technology Director
Policy Development and Government Relations Rebeca Barela (602) 542-0554 Executive Assistant
Highly Effective Schools Robin Kauakahi (602) 542-1556 Associate Superintendent
Office of Communications Alexis Burkhart (602) 542-3309 Communications Specialist
Grants Management System Stephanie Ferguson (602) 542-3470 Program Specialist
State Board of Education Karol Schmidt (602) 542-5057 Executive Director
Office of Communications Charles Tack (602) 542-5072 Public Information Officer
Office of Communications Sally Stewart (602) 542-5072 Director of Communications
Accountability   (602) 542-5151    
Indian Education Nadine Groenig (602) 542-5235 Director of Indian Education
Research and Evaluation Susan Russell (602) 542-5325 Research and Evaluation Assistant
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
School Finance   (602) 542-5695 Operations Support
Health and Nutrition Nicholas Dunford (602) 542-8700 Deputy Associate Superintendent
Adult Education Services   (602)258-2410 Main Number
Alternate Assessment Patricia Reynolds (602)364-1296 Prof. Dev. & State Assessment Specialist
Early Childhood   (602)364-1530 Early Childhood Development Specialist
K-12 Standards Debbie Yu (602)364-1804 Executive Assistant
Effective Teachers and Leaders   (602)364-1842 HQT Support and Assistance
NCLB   (602)364-1842 NCLB Highly Qualified Teacher Representative
Highly Effective Teachers & Leaders Cecilia Johnson (602)364-1957 Associate Superintendent
ESS-Professional Development Oran Tkatchov (602)364-2066 Director of Professional Development
State Board Approved Programs Beth Driscoll (602)364-2191   State Board Approved Programs
Performance Pay Beth Driscoll (602)364-2191 Career Ladder and 301
National Board Certification Beth Driscoll (602)364-2191 National Board Certification
LEA and School Improvement Robert Gray (602)364-2202 Director of Operations
LEA and School Improvement Felicia Francis (602)364-2266 School Improvement Associate
LEA and School Improvement Cindy Richards (602)364-2269 School Improvement Associate
K-12 Standards Lacey Wieser (602)364-2332 Director of Science, STEM, and Social Studies
High Academic Standards for Students Carol Lippert (602)364-2333 Associate Superintendent
High Academic Standards for Students Connie Haberer (602)364-2336 Executive Assistant
Charter School Information   (602)364-3080   Arizona State Board of Charter Schools
Gifted Education Peter Laing (602)364-3842 Director, Gifted Education
Advanced Placement Programs Peter Laing (602)364-3842 Director, Advanced Placement Programs
ESS-Special Projects Alissa Trollinger (602)364-4004 Director of Special Projects
ESS-Dispute Resolution Kacey Gregson (602)364-4011 Director of Dispute Resolution
ESS-Funding & Finance Connie Hill (602)364-4020 Director of Funding & Finance
Audit Unit Lisa Eddy (602)364-4061 Chief Auditor
Adult Education Services Erica Salcido (602)542-0163 Client Services Representative
Adult Education Services Jamila Perez (602)542-0165 Client Services Representative
Adult Education Services Leonela Jimenez (602)542-0165 Client Services Representative
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