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/].
Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction and Director of Education
- Superintendent's Initiatives Office - Craig Cheslog
Richard Zeiger, Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction
- Legal, Audits, & Compliance -- Amy Bisson Holloway, General Counsel
- Office of the State Superintendent
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.
- Analysis, Measurement & Accountability Reporting Division -- Keric Ashley, Director
- Assessment Development & Administration Division -- Diane Hernandez, Director
- Charter Schools Division -- Cindy Chan, Interim Director
- Educational Data Management Division -- Cindy Kazanis, Director
- Improvement & Accountability Division -- Bob Storelli, Director
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.
- Career & College Transition Division -- Russell Weikle Jr., Director
- Early Education & Support Division -- Debra McMannis, Director
- Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional Resources Division -- Tom Adams, Director
- English Learner Support Division -- Veronica Aguila, Director
- Professional Learning Support Division -- Carrie Roberts, Director
Services for Administration, Finance, Technology & Infrastructure Branch -- Nick Schweizer, 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.
- Fiscal & Administrative Services Division -- Roxanne Eres, Director
- Personnel Services Division -- Sharon Taylor, Director
- School Facilities & Transportation Services Division -- Vacant
- School Fiscal Services Division -- Peter Foggiato, Director
- Technology Services Division -- Kevin Matsuo, Director
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.