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
K-12 Standards   Lacey Wieser (602)364-2332 Director of Science, STEM, and Social Studies
ESS-Special Projects   Alissa Trollinger (602)364-4004 Director of Special Projects
ESS-State Initiatives   Melissa DeVries (928)637-1870 Director of State Initiatives and Flagstaff Office
Advanced Placement Programs   Peter Laing (602)364-3842 Director, Advanced Placement Programs
Gifted Education   Peter Laing (602)364-3842 Director, Gifted Education
Early Childhood       (602)364-1530 Early Childhood Development Specialist
Human Resources     Employment Specialist (602)542-3186 Employment Hotline
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
ESS (Special Education)       (602)542-4013 ESS Phoenix Office
Policy Development & Government Relations   Ashley Berg (602) 364-2425 Exec. Dir. of Policy Development & Government Relations
K-12 Standards   Debbie Yu (602)364-1804 Executive Assistant
High Academic Standards for Students   Connie Haberer (602)364-2336 Executive Assistant
Policy Development and Government Relations   Aleks Kadijevic (602)364-0454 Executive Assistant
State Board of Education   Christine Thompson (602)542-5057 Executive Director
School Finance       (602)542-5695 General Inbox
Grants Management System   Sarah Hendrix (602) 364-4382 Grants Management Technology Director
Effective Teachers and Leaders       (602)364-1842 HQT Support and Assistance
Certification       (602)542-2972 Investigations
Information Technology   Debbie Schumacher (602)542-2094 IT Support
Adult Education Services       (602)258-2410 Main Number
Special Populations   Raquel Alvara (602)542-7463 Migrant Education Specialist
National Board Certification   Beth Driscoll (602)364-2191 National Board Certification
NCLB       (602)364-1842 NCLB Highly Qualified Teacher Representative
School Finance       (602) 542-5695 Operations Support
ESS-Parent Information       (888)877-5910   Parent Information Network
School Finance       (602)542-5695 Payment Team
CTE-Postsecondary   Nicole Clapeck (602)542-4754 Postsecondary Perkins Grants and Accountability
School Safety & Prevention   Tori Havins (602)542-8720 Prevention Education Specialist
Alternate Assessment   Patricia Reynolds (602)364-1296 Prof. Dev. & State Assessment Specialist
Grants Management System   Stephanie Ferguson (602) 542-3470 Program Specialist
School Safety & Prevention   Barb Iversen (602)542-8712 Program Specialist
School Safety & Prevention   Barbara Michlin (602)364-2092 Project Specialist
Office of Communications   Sally Stewart (602) 542-5072 Public Information Officer
Research and Evaluation   Susan Russell (602)542-5151 Research and Evaluation Assistant
School Safety & Prevention   Rani Collins (602)542-8728 Safe and Supportive Schools Grant Director
LEA and School Improvement   Felicia Francis (602)364-2266 School Improvement Associate
LEA and School Improvement   Cindy Richards (602)364-2269 School Improvement Associate
Health and Nutrition - School Nutrition   Holly Danielsen (602) 364-0718 School Nutrition Customer Support
School Safety & Prevention   Davidson Riggs (602)542-8730 School Safety & Prevention Assistant
Special Populations   Alicia Jordan (602)542-7462 Special Populations Assistant
Special Populations   Alicia Jordan (602)542-7462 Special Populations Assistant
State Board Approved Programs   Beth Driscoll (602)364-2191   State Board Approved Programs
CTE Arizona School Counselors   Kay Schreiber (602)542-5353 State Career Guidance Counselors Supervisor
Special Populations   Frank Migali (602)542-4963 State Coordinator for Homeless
Special Populations   Mary Haluska (602)542-5169 State Migrant Identification & Recruitment Coordinator
Title I   Nancy Konitzer (602)542-7470 State Title I Director / Deputy Associate Superintendent
State Tutoring   Stephanie Washington (602)542-7466 State Tutoring Program Coordinator
Superintendent's Office   Diane Douglas (602)542-5460 Superintendent of Public Instruction
SAIS (IT Department)   IT Support (602)542-7378 Support Center Manager
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