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Organization

Department offices and links to Web pages where more information is available.

Overview (PDF)
A one-page overview of the entire California Department of Education (CDE) with branches and divisions.

For telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of employees, visit the online CDE Staff Telephone Directory [http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/sd/].

Executive Office

Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction and Director of Education

Richard Zeiger, Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

Branches and Divisions

District, School & Innovation Branch -- Keric Ashley, Interim Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction
Oversees programs promoting innovation and improved student achievement. Programs include statewide student assessment, school and district interventions, state and federal accountability, collection and reporting of educational data, and charter schools.

Instruction & Learning Support Branch -- Lupita Cortez Alcalá, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction
Promotes the policy and budget priorities of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction before the Legislature, Congress, and the state and federal Administrations, and provides guidance and support for the development and oversight of high quality charter schools.

Services for Administration, Finance, Technology & Infrastructure Branch -- Jeannie Oropeza, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction
Oversees the CDE budget, accounting, information systems, and personnel services; apportionment of state and federal resources to local educational agencies (LEAs); and assistance to LEAs for fiscal and business aspects of public schools.

Student Support & Special Services Branch -- William Ellerbee, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction
Provides leadership, guidance, training, and resources that support opportunities for students to become healthy, productive, and lifelong learners.

Questions:   California Department of Education | 916-319-0800
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