General Contact Information Mailing Address
1535 W. Jefferson Street, Bin 24, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Main Phone and Email Tel: (602) 542-4013 TDD: (602) 542-1410 Fax: (602) 542-5404 Email: ESS Inbox
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Physical Addresses Phoenix 100 N. 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007 Phoenix Map Tucson 416 W. Congress, Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85701 Tucson Map Flagstaff 1701 N. 4th Street Flagstaff, AZ 86004 Flagstaff Map
Request Assistance Raising Special Kids (RSK)
RSK is a nonprofit parent organization that provides support and information for parents of children with a full range of disabilities and health care needs from birth to age 26. Programs are offered at no cost to families and are available in English and Spanish.
ESS offers Request Assistance, an email inbox that is available for you to submit any of your special education questions for prompt reply. You may email us your questions, and someone will contact you during regular weekday work hours within 24 hours of your posting the question.
Contact Your School's Program Specialist
Program Support and Monitoring program specialists are assigned to each Arizona district and charter school to provide program assistance. Program specialists offer technical assistance and monitor special education programs in school districts and charter schools throughout the state.
Contact Program Areas AZ Find/Child Find
Name and Email Title Phone Number Becky Raabe AZ FIND Coordinator (928) 637-1871
Early Childhood Special Education
Email Title Phone Number Candice Trainor Director of Operational Management (602) 542‐3398 Vacant Administrative Support pending
Residential and Institutional Vouchers
Email Title Phone Number Judy Olaiz Director of Operational Support (602) 542-7882 Vacant Administrative Support pending LaThea Nevills Office Manager (602) 542-4083 Jason Baggs Compliance and Process Specialist (928) 637-1880 Victoria Naser ED-P and Approved Private Day Specialist (602) 364-4016 Heather Dunphy SPP/APR Coordinator (602) 542-5584
Professional Learning and Sustainability
Email Title Phone Number Tracey Sridharan Director of Professional Learning and Sustainability (602) 364-2066 Sherri Schwindt Program Project Specialist (602) 542-4006 Stacy Riccio AZSPDG Project Coordinator Lead Professional Learning Specialist (602) 364-2440
Email Title Phone Number Celeste Nameth Multi-Tiered Behavior Supports Specialist (602) 542‐5445 Lauren Blocher Behavior/Mental Health Project Coordinator (602) 542-3124
Literacy and Math
Recruitment and Retention
Email Title Phone Number Kim Rice Lead Recruitment and Retention Specialist (602) 771-4299 Mary Keeney Recruitment and Retention Specialist (602) 542-4058
Program Support and Monitoring Find your district/charter specialist
Email Title Phone Number Angela Odom Director of Program Support and Monitoring (602) 364-4009 Veronica Reza Program Project Specialist (602) 542-5021 Heather Raithel Secure Care Specialist (602) 364-2442
Email Title Phone Number James Rivera Director of Special Projects (602) 542-2810 Vacant Administrative Support pending Sam Klein Special Projects Lead Specialist (520) 770-3363 Christy Hegebush Autism and Low Incidence Specialist (602) 542-3209 Becky Raabe Family Engagement Specialist (928) 637-1871
Secondary Transition and Post School Outcomes
Email Title Phone Number Ana Núñez Lead Transition Specialist (Tucson) (602) 542-4195 Elizabeth Brunk Secondary Transition Specialist (602) 542-3153 Lisa Livesay Secondary Transition Specialist (602) 542-8718 Liz Merkle Secondary Transition Specialist (602) 542-8778 Megan Reddell Secondary Transition Specialist (602) 542-0875
Email Title Phone Number Stefanie Sharkey Surrogate Parent Program Coordinator (520) 770-3175
Contact Executive Team Deputy Associate Superintendent
Email Title Phone Number Alissa Trollinger Deputy Associate Superintendent State Director of Special Education (602) 542-5446 Chris Brown Assistant State Director of Special Education (602) 542-5446 Bekah Arrowsmith Executive Assistant (602) 542-5446
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