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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

Tony Thurmond

State Board of Education

Karen Stapf Walters, Executive Director

Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

Lupita Cortez Alcalá

Legal & Audits Branch

Keith Yamanaka, General Counsel

Legal Affairs I/II/III

Edmundo Aguilar, Chief Counsel II
Todd Smith, Chief Counsel II
Amy Bisson Holloway, Chief Counsel II

Audits & Investigations Division

Kimberly Tarvin, Director

Performance, Planning & Technology Branch

Stephanie Gregson, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

Assessment Development & Administration Division

Michelle Center, Director

Analysis, Measurement & Accountability Reporting Division

Cindy Kazanis, Director

Improvement & Accountability Division

Denise Parnell, Director

Educational Data Management Division

Jerry Winkler, Director

Technology Services Division

Rodney Okamoto, 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

Nutrition Services Division

Kim Frinzell, Director

State Special Schools & Services Division

Vacant, Director

Teaching & Learning Support Branch

Sarah Neville-Morgan, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

Special Education Division

Kristin Wright, Director

Expanded Learning Division

Michael Funk, Director

English Learner Support Division

Veronica Aguila, Director

Educator Excellence & Equity Division

Barbara Murchison, Director

Career & College Transition Division

Pradeep Kotamraju, Director

Early Learning & Care Division

Vacant, Director

Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional Resources Division

Vacant, Director

Government Affairs & Charter Schools Branch

Khieem Jackson, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

Goverment Affairs Division

Julian Cuevas, Director

Charter Schools Division

Lisa Constancio, Director

Offices of the Superintendent
Superintendent's Initiatives Office

Mary Nicely, Senior Advisor


Kindra Britt, Director

Questions:   Personnel Services Division | 916-319-0348
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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