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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

Julian Cuevas, Director

State Board of Education

Karen Stapf Walters, Executive Director

Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

Stephanie Gregson

Instruction & Measurement Branch

Vacant, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

Assessment Development & Administration Division

Mao Vang, Director

Analysis, Measurement & Accountability Reporting Division

Cindy Kazanis, Director

Student Achievement & Support Division

Lindsay Tornatore, Director

Educational Data Management Division

Jerry Winkler, Director

Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional Resources Division

Shanine Coats, Director

Operations & Administration Branch

Lisa Contancio, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

Fiscal & Administrative Services Division

Leisa Maestretti, Director

Human Resources Division

Valarie Bliss, Director

Technology Services Division

Rodney Okamoto, Director

School Fiscal Services Division

Elizabeth Dearstyne, Director

School Facilities & Transportation Services Division

Juan Mireles, Director

Opportunities for All Branch

Sarah Neville-Morgan, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

Early Learning & Care Division

Stephen Propheter, Director

Special Education Division

Kristin Wright, Director

Nutrition Services Division

Kim Frinzell, Director

English Learner Support Division

Veronica Aguila, Director

Expanded Learning Division

Michael Funk, Director

Equity & Access Branch

Vacant, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

Educator Excellence & Equity Division

Barbara Murchison, Director

Charter Schools Division

Stephanie Farland, Director

State Special Schools & Services Division

Robin Zane, Director

Career & College Transition Division

Pradeep Kotamraju, Director

Communications & Marketing Branch

Kindra Britt, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

Legal Branch

Keith Yamanaka, General Counsel

Legal Affairs

Todd Smith, Chief Counsel II
Amy Bisson Holloway, Chief Counsel II
Vacant, Chief Counsel II

Audits & Investigations Division

Kimberly Tarvin, Director

Questions:   Human Resources Division | 916-319-0348
Last Reviewed: Monday, May 11, 2020