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
SAIS (IT Department) IT Support (602)542-7378 Support Center Manager
Superintendent's Office Diane Douglas (602)542-5460 Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Tutoring Stephanie Washington (602)542-7466 State Tutoring Program Coordinator
Title I Nancy Konitzer (602)542-7470 State Title I Director / Deputy Associate Superintendent
Special Populations Mary Haluska (602)542-5169 State Migrant Identification & Recruitment Coordinator
Special Populations Frank Migali (602)542-4963 State Coordinator for Homeless
CTE Arizona School Counselors Kay Schreiber (602)542-5353 State Career Guidance Counselors Supervisor
State Board Approved Programs Beth Driscoll (602)364-2191   State Board Approved Programs
School Safety & Prevention Davidson Riggs (602)542-8730 School Safety & Prevention Assistant
Health and Nutrition - School Nutrition Holly Danielsen (602) 364-0718 School Nutrition Customer Support
LEA and School Improvement Cindy Richards (602)364-2269 School Improvement Associate
LEA and School Improvement Felicia Francis (602)364-2266 School Improvement Associate
Research and Evaluation Susan Russell (602) 542-5325 Research and Evaluation Assistant
Office of Communications Charles Tack (602) 542-5072 Public Information Officer
Grants Management System Stephanie Ferguson (602) 542-3470 Program Specialist
Alternate Assessment Patricia Reynolds (602)364-1296 Prof. Dev. & State Assessment Specialist
School Safety & Prevention Tori Havins (602)542-8720 Prevention Education Specialist
CTE-Postsecondary Nicole Clapeck (602)542-4754 Postsecondary Perkins Grants and Accountability
School Finance   (602)542-5695 Payment Team
ESS-Parent Information   (888)877-5910   Parent Information Network
School Finance   (602) 542-5695 Operations Support
NCLB   (602)364-1842 NCLB Highly Qualified Teacher Representative
National Board Certification Beth Driscoll (602)364-2191 National Board Certification
Adult Education Services   (602)258-2410 Main Number
Information Technology Debbie Schumacher (602)542-2094 IT Support
Certification   (602)542-2972 Investigations
Effective Teachers and Leaders   (602)364-1842 HQT Support and Assistance
Grants Management System Sarah Hendrix (602) 364-4382 Grants Management Technology Director
School Finance   (602)542-5695 General Inbox
State Board of Education Karol Schmidt (602) 542-5057 Executive Director
Policy Development and Government Relations Rebeca Barela (602) 542-0554 Executive Assistant
K-12 Standards Debbie Yu (602)364-1804 Executive Assistant
High Academic Standards for Students Connie Haberer (602)364-2336 Executive Assistant
Policy Development & Government Relations Ashley Berg (602) 364-2425 Exec. Dir. of Policy Development & Government Relations
ESS (Special Education)   (602)542-4013 ESS Phoenix Office
Title I Gary Fortney (602)542-2014 ESEA Program Manager / Private Schools Coordinator
Title I Tee Lambert (602)542-4353 ESEA Monitoring/ALEAT/COP Coordinator
Human Resources Employment Specialist (602)542-3186 Employment Hotline
Effective Teachers and Leaders Raquel Alvara (602) 364-3452 Education Program Specialist
Early Childhood   (602)364-1530 Early Childhood Development Specialist
Gifted Education Peter Laing (602)364-3842 Director, Gifted Education
Advanced Placement Programs Peter Laing (602)364-3842 Director, Advanced Placement Programs
ESS-State Initiatives Melissa DeVries (928)637-1870 Director of State Initiatives and Flagstaff Office
ESS-Special Projects Alissa Trollinger (602)364-4004 Director of Special Projects
K-12 Standards Lacey Wieser (602)364-2332 Director of Science, STEM, and Social Studies
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
ESS-Program Support and Monitoring Maura Mall (602)542-4013 Director of Program Support and Monitoring
ESS-Professional Development Oran Tkatchov (602)364-2066 Director of Professional Development
LEA and School Improvement Robert Gray (602)364-2202 Director of Operations
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