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

An overview of the entire California Department of Education (CDE) showing branches and divisions.

For telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of employees, visit the online CDE Staff Telephone Directory

Executive Office

Tony Thurmond, State Superintendent of Public Instruction and Director of Education

Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction -- Lupita Cortez Alcalá

Branches and Divisions

Performance, Planning & Technology Branch -- Tom Adams, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction
Oversees programs promoting improved student achievement. Programs include statewide student assessment, school and district interventions, state and federal accountability, collection and reporting of educational data, and technology.

Teaching & Learning Support Branch -- Vacant, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction
Helps all students—from infant and toddlers to adults—to fulfill their goals by supporting teachers, educators, and school and district leaders while celebrating diversity and embracing inclusion before, during, and after school.

Systems Support 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.

Questions:   California Department of Education | 916-319-0800
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, June 12, 2019