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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

State Board of Education

Brooks Allen, Executive Director

Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

Mary Nicely

Communications Division

Maria Clayton, Director

Information & Technology Branch

Mary Nicely, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

Analysis, Measurement & Accountability Reporting Division

Cindy Kazanis, Director

Educational Data Management Division

Jerry Winkler, Director

Technology Services Division

Rodney Okamoto, Director

Equity Branch

Daniel Lee, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

Career & College Transition Division

Pete Callas, Director

Family Engagement Office

Lisa Borrego, Director

Student Achievement & Support Division

Lindsay Tornatore, Director

Whole Child Division

Vacant, Director

Instruction, Measurement & Administration Branch

Cheryl Cotton, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

Assessment Development & Administration Division

Mao Vang, Director

Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional Resources Division

Mike Torres, Interim Director

Educator Excellence & Equity Division

Monique McWayne, Interim Director

Human Resources Division

Chaunda Bell, Director

Office of Equal Opportunity

Randi Thompson, SSMIII

State Special Schools & Services Division

Robin Zane, Director

Opportunities for All Branch

Sarah Neville-Morgan, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

Early Learning & Care Division

Stephen Propheter, Director

Expanded Learning Division

Michael Funk, Director

Multilingual Support Division

Alesha Moreno-Ramiez, Director

Nutrition Services Division

Kim Frinzell, Director

Special Education Division

Heather Calomese, Director

Strategy, Planning & Special Projects

Jennie Carreon, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

Government Affairs Division

Amy Tang-Paterno, Interim Director

Legal & Audits Branch

Amy Holloway, General Counsel

Administrative Support & Regulation Adoptions Office

Lorie Adame, SSMII

Audits & Investigations Division

Vacant, Director

Categorical Programs Complaints Managment

Celina Arias-Romero, Ed Admin

Legal Affairs I, II & III

Virginia Dunlap, Chief Counsel II
Todd Smith, Chief Counsel II
Vacant, Chief Counsel II

Questions:   Human Resources Division | 916-319-0348
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
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