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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

Tony Thurmond

Superintendent's Initiatives Office

Mary Nicely, Senior Advisor

Government Affairs Division

Elly Garner, Director

State Board of Education

Karen Stapf Walters, Executive Director

Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

Stephanie Gregson

Communications Division

Daniel Thigpen, Director

Instruction & Measurement Branch

Rachael Maves, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional Resources Division

Shanine Coats, Director

Analysis, Measurement & Accountability Reporting Division

Cindy Kazanis, Director

Student Achievement & Support Division

Lindsay Tornatore, Director

Educational Data Management Division

Jerry Winkler, Director

Assessment Development & Administration Division

Mao Vang, Director

Educator Excellence & Equity Division

Barbara Murchison, Director

Access for All Branch

Kindra Britt, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

State Special Schools & Services Division

Robin Zane, Director

Career & College Transition Division

Pradeep Kotamraju, Director

Technology Services Division

Rodney Okamoto, Director

Legal & Audits Branch

Keith Yamanaka, General Counsel

Audits & Investigations Division

Kimberly Tarvin, Director

Legal Affairs I

Virginia Dunlap, Chief Counsel II

Legal Affairs II

Todd Smith, Chief Counsel II

Legal Affairs III

Amy Bisson Holloway, Chief Counsel II

Opportunities for All Branch

Sarah Neville-Morgan, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

Early Learning & Care Division

Stephen Propheter, Director

Special Education Division

Heather Calomese, Director

Nutrition Services Division

Kim Frinzell, Director

Multilingual Support Division

Veronica Aguila, Director

Expanded Learning Division

Michael Funk, Director

Operations & Administration Branch

Lisa Constancio, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

Fiscal & Administration Services Division

Leisa Maestretti, Director

Human Resources Division

Chaunda Bell, Director

School Fiscal Services Division

Elizabeth Dearstyne, Director

Charter Schools Division

Stephanie Farland, Director

School Facilities & Transportation Services Division

Juan Mireles, Director

Questions:   Human Resources Division | 916-319-0348
Last Reviewed: Monday, January 11, 2021