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
Human Resources Employment Specialist (602)542-3186 Employment Hotline
Indian Education Nadine Groenig (602) 542-5235 Director of Indian Education
Information Technology Debbie Schumacher (602)542-2094 IT Support
K-12 Standards Lacey Wieser (602)364-2332 Director of Science, STEM, and Social Studies
K-12 Standards Debbie Yu (602)364-1804 Executive Assistant
LEA and School Improvement Felicia Francis (602)364-2266 School Improvement Associate
LEA and School Improvement Robert Gray (602)364-2202 Director of Operations
LEA and School Improvement Cindy Richards (602)364-2269 School Improvement Associate
Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission Jim Buchanan (602) 542-5510 Arizona Education Liaison for MIC3
National Board Certification Beth Driscoll (602)364-2191 National Board Certification
NCLB   (602)364-1842 NCLB Highly Qualified Teacher Representative
Office of Communications Charles Tack (602) 542-5072 Public Information Officer
Office of Communications Sally Stewart (602) 542-5072 Director of Communications
Office of Communications Alexis Burkhart (602) 542-3309 Communications Specialist
Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS) OELAS Main Line (602)542-0753  
Organizational Development Pat Childress (602)542-3069 DAS of Organizational Development
Performance Pay Beth Driscoll (602)364-2191 Career Ladder and 301
Policy Development & Government Relations Ashley Berg (602) 364-2425 Exec. Dir. of Policy Development & Government Relations
Policy Development and Government Relations Rebeca Barela (602) 542-0554 Executive Assistant
Research and Evaluation Susan Russell (602) 542-5325 Research and Evaluation Assistant
SAIS (IT Department) IT Support (602)542-7378 Support Center Manager
School Finance   (602) 542-5695 Operations Support
School Finance   (602)542-5695 Payment Team
School Finance   (602)542-5695 General Inbox
School Finance Lyle Friesen (602)542-5695 Director of School Finance
School Finance   (602)542-5695 Budget Team
School Safety & Prevention Tori Havins (602)542-8720 Prevention Education Specialist
School Safety & Prevention Davidson Riggs (602)542-8730 School Safety & Prevention Assistant
Special Populations Frank Migali (602)542-4963 State Coordinator for Homeless
Special Populations Mary Haluska (602)542-5169 State Migrant Identification & Recruitment Coordinator
State Board Approved Programs Beth Driscoll (602)364-2191   State Board Approved Programs
State Board of Education Karol Schmidt (602) 542-5057 Executive Director
State Tutoring Stephanie Washington (602)542-7466 State Tutoring Program Coordinator
Superintendent's Office Diane Douglas (602)542-5460 Superintendent of Public Instruction
Superintendent's Office Michael Bradley (602)542-5460 Chief of Staff
Superintendent's Office Sarah Accardi (602)542-5460  
Title I Nancy Konitzer (602)542-7470 State Title I Director / Deputy Associate Superintendent
Title I Tee Lambert (602)542-4353 ESEA Monitoring/ALEAT/COP Coordinator
Title I Gary Fortney (602)542-2014 ESEA Program Manager / Private Schools Coordinator
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