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Organization Overview

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

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Tony Thurmond

Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

Mary Nicely

Office of the Chief Deputy

Government Affairs Division

Operations & Administration Branch

Abel Guillen, Deputy Superintendent

Fiscal & Administrative Services Division

Leisa Maestretti, Division Director

School Fiscal Services Division

Elizabeth Dearstyne, Division Director

School Facilities & Transportation Services Division

Juan Mireles, Division Director

Human Resources Division

Chaunda Wilson, Division Director

Information & Technology Branch

Technology Services Division

Rodney Okamoto, Division Director

Analysis, Measurement & Accountability Reporting Division

Cindy Kazanis, Division Director

Educational Data Management Division

Liberty Van Natten, Division Director

Legal, Audits & Charters Branch

Len Garfinkle, General Counsel

Legal Affairs I

Virginia Dunlap, Chief Counsel II

Legal Affairs II

Bruce Yonehiro, Chief Counsel I

Legal Affairs III

Paul Gant, Attorney, Assistant Chief Counsel

Audits & Investigations Division

Alice Lee, Division Director

Charter Schools Division

Susan Park, Division Director

Strategy, Policy & Special Projects Branch

Erika Torres, Deputy Superintendent

Whole Child Division

Dominick Robinson, Division Director

Communications Division

Liz Sanders, Division Director

Opportunities for All Branch

Sarah Neville-Morgan, Deputy Superintendent

Multilingual Support Division

Alesha Moreno-Ramirez, Division Director

Early Education Division

Stephen Propheter, Division Director

Expanded Learning Division

Michael Funk, Division Director

Special Education Division

Rachel Heenan, Division Director

Nutrition Services Division

Kimberly Frinzell, Division Director

Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

Nancy Kim Portillo

Student Achievement & Support Division

William McGee, Division Director

Statewide Literacy Office

Bonnie Garcia, Statewide Literacy Director

Instruction, Measurement & Admin Branch

Cheryl Cotton, Deputy Superintendent

Assessment Dev & Admin Division

Mao Vang, Division Director

Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional Resources Division

Mike Torres, Division Director

Professional Learning Support Division

Monique McWayne, Division Director

State Special Schools & Services Division

Nancy Hlibok Amann, Division Director

Office of Equal Opportunity

Student Support Services Branch

Steve Zimmer, Deputy Superintendent

Career & College Transition Division

Peter Callas, Division Director

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, May 7, 2024
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