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Organization Overview

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

California Department of Education (CDE) Org Chart Overview

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction and Director of Education

Tom Torlakson

State Board of Education

Karen Stapf Walters, Executive Director

Chief Deputy Superintendents of Public Instruction

Glen Price
Michelle Zumot

Legal & Audits Branch

Amy Bisson Holloway, General Counsel

Legal Division

Edmundo Aguilar, Chief Counsel II
Todd Smith, Chief Counsel II

Audits & Investigations Division

Kimberly Tarvin, Director

Performance, Planning & Technology Branch

Keric Ashley, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

Analysis, Measurement & Accountability Reporting Division

Cindy Kazanis, Director

Assessment Development & Administration Division

Michelle Center, Director

Improvement & Accountability Division

Melanie Schoeppe, Director

Educational Data Management Division

Jerry Winkler, Director

Technology Services Division

Kevin Matsuo, Director

Local Agency Systems Support Office

Jeff Breshears, Director

Systems Support Branch

Nick Schweizer, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

Fiscal & Administrative Services Division

Leisa Maestretti, Director

Personnel Services Division

Valarie Bliss, Director

School Fiscal Services Division

Caryn Moore, Director

School Facilities & Transportation Services Division

Juan Mireles, Director

Charter Schools Division

Lisa Constancio, Director

State Special Schools & Services Division

Scott Kerby, Director

Nutrition Services Division

Kimberly Frinzell, Director

Teaching & Learning Support Branch

Tom Adams, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

English Learner Support Division

Veronica Aguila, Director

Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional Resources Division

Stephanie Gregson, Director

Educator Excellence & Equity Division

Barbara Murchison, Director

Special Education Division

Kristin Wright, Director

Expanded Learning Division

Michael Funk, Director

Career & College Transition Division

Donna Wyatt, Director

Early Learning & Care Division

Sarah Neville-Morgan, Director

Offices of the Superintendent
Superintendent's Initiatives Office

Jason Spencer, Principal Advisor


William Ainsworth, Director

Government Affairs Division

Debra Brown, Director

Coordinated Student Support Division

Gordon Jackson, Director

Questions:   Personnel Services Division | 916-319-0348
Last Reviewed: Monday, October 22, 2018
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