Schools and Education

To know what is happening at your state and local level, contact your state department of education. Many private schools and charter schools also cater to gifted children, like the Nysmith School for the Gifted in Herndon, VA (http://www.nysmith.com) or the Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy in Charlotte, NC (http://www.scholarsacademy.org). There are also schools and programs that offer educational services for children who are gifted and have learning disabilities. Keep in mind that gifted children are supposed to served under the umbrella of special needs.

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Alabama

Alabama Department of Education Thomas R Bice, Superintendent of Education Gordon Persons Office Building 50 North Ripley Street P.O. Box 302101 Montgomery, AL 36104-3833 Phone: (334) 242-9700 Fax: (334) 242-9708 Email: dmurray@alsde.edu Website: http://www.alsde.edu/html/home.asp
Special Education Services (Alabama) Dr. Mabrey Whetstone, State Director of Special Education State Department of Education P.O. Box 302101 50 North Ripley Street Montgomery, AL 36130-2101 Phone: (334) 242-8114 Toll-Free: (800) 392-8020 Toll-Free Restrictions: AL residents only Fax: (334) 242-9192 TTY: (334) 242-8406 Email: speced@alsde.edu Website: http://www.alsde.edu/html/sections/section_detail.asp?section=65

Alaska

Alaska Department of Education and Early Development Michael Hanley, Commissioner Suite 200 801 West 10th Street P.O. Box 110500 Juneau, AK 99811-0500 Phone: (907) 465-2800 Fax: (907) 465-4156 TTY: (907) 465-2815 Email: dorothy.knuth@alaska.gov or eed.webmaster@alaska.gov Website: http://www.eed.state.ak.us
Special Education Office (Alaska) Arthur Arnold, State Special Education Director Contact: Andrew Koval, Special Education Program Assistant State Department of Education and Early Development 801 West 10th Street, Suite 200 P.O. Box 110500 Juneau, AK 99811-0500 Phone: (907) 465-8693 Fax: (907) 465-2806 TTY: (907) 465-2815 Email: donald.enoch@alaska.gov or sped@alaska.gov Website: http://www.eed.state.ak.us/tls/sped/home.html

Arizona

Arizona Department of Education John Huppenthal, Superintendent of Public Instruction 1535 West Jefferson Street Phoenix, AZ 85007 Phone: (602) 542-4361 Toll-Free: (800) 352-4558 Fax: (602) 542-5440 Email: ADEINBOX@azed.gov Website: http://www.ade.az.gov
Exceptional Student Services (Arizona) Colette Chapman, Deputy Associate Superintendent Contact: Joe Sambo, Office Manager State Department of Education 1535 West Jefferson Street Phoenix, AZ 85007 Phone: (602) 542-4013 Toll-Free: (800) 352-4558 Toll-Free Restrictions: AZ residents only Fax: (602) 542-5404 TTY: (602) 842-4681 Email: Joe.Sambo@azed.gov or jsambo@mail1.ade.state.az.us Website: http://www.ade.state.az.us/ess

Arkansas

Arkansas Department of Education Tom Kimbrell, Commissioner of Education Room 304A Four State Capitol Mall Little Rock, AR 72201-1071 Phone: (501) 682-4475 Fax: (501) 682-1079 Email: Tom.Kimbrell@arkansas.gov Website: http://ArkansasEd.org
Special Education Services (Arkansas) Martha K. Asti, Associate Director Contact: Samantha Duclos, Administrative Assistant State Department of Education Victory Building, Suite 450 1401 West Capitol Avenue Little Rock, AR 72201-2936 Phone: (501) 682-4221 Fax: (501) 682-5159 TTY: (501) 682-4222 Email: samantha.duclos@arkansas.gov or spedsupport@arkansas.gov Website: http://arksped.k12.ar.us

California

California Department of Education Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction 1430 N Street Sacramento, CA 95814-5901 Phone: (916) 319-0800 Fax: (916) 319-0100 Email: superintendent@cde.ca.gov Website: http://www.cde.ca.gov
Special Education Division (California) Mary Hudler Contact: Barbara McDonald State Department of Education Suite 2401 1430 N Street Sacramento, CA 95814-5901 Phone: (916) 445-4613 Fax: (916) 327-3706 TTY: (916) 323-4014 Email: bmcdonal@cde.ca.gov or mhudler@cde.ca.gov Website: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se

Colorado

Colorado Department of Education Robert Hammond, Commissioner 201 East Colfax Avenue Denver, CO 80203-1704 Phone: (303) 866-6600 Fax: (303) 830-0793 Email: howerter_c@cde.state.co.us Website: http://www.cde.state.co.us
Exceptional Student Leadership Unit (Colorado) Dr. Ed Steinberg, State Director Contact: Kim Hubbard, Office Manager State Department of Education 1560 Broadway Suite 1175 Denver, CO 80202 Phone: (303) 866-6694 Fax: (303) 866-6767 TTY: (303) 860-7060 Email: sesu@cde.state.co.us or hubbard_k@cde.state.co.us Website: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/index.asp

Connecticut

Connecticut Department of Education Stephan Pryor, Commissioner of Education State Office Building 165 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT 06106-1630 Phone: (860) 713-6543 Toll-Free: (800) 465-4014 Fax: (860) 713-7001 Email: AM.Lenkiewicz@ct.gov or mark.mcquillan@ct.gov Website: http://www.sde.ct.gov
Bureau of Special Education (Connecticut) Anne Louise Thompson, Bureau Chief Contact: Lisa Spooner, Administrative Assistant State Department of Education, Division of Family and Student Support Services 165 Capitol Avenue, Room 360 P.O. Box 2219 Hartford, CT 06145-2219 Phone: (860) 713-6912 Fax: (860) 713-7014 Email: lisa.spooner@ct.gov or annelouise.thompson@ct.gov Website: http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2678&Q=320730

Delaware

Delaware Department of Education Mark Murphy, Secretary of Education Contact: Dani Moore, Administrative Secretary Suite Two 401 Federal Street Dover, DE 19901-3639 Phone: (302) 735-4000 Fax: (302) 739-4654 Email: dmoore@doe.k12.de.us Website: http://www.doe.state.de.us
Exceptional Children and Early Childhood Education (Delaware) Mary Ann Mieczkowski, Director Jacqueline Paras, Adminstrative Secretary State Department of Education Curriculum and Instructional Improvement 401 Federal Street, Suite Two Dover, DE 19901-3639 Phone: (302) 735-4210 Fax: (302) 739-2388 Email: jparas@doe.k12.de.us or mmieczkowski@doe.k12.de.us Website: http://www.doe.state.de.us

District of Columbia

Office of the State Superintendent of Education (District of Columbia) Hosanna Mahaley, State Superintendent of Education State Board of Education Suite 350N 441 Fourth Street NW Washington, DC 20001 Phone: (202) 727-6436 Fax: (202) 727-2019 Email: osse@dc.gov or chad.colby@dc.gov Website: http://osse.dc.gov
Office of Special Education for District of Columbia Public Schools Dr. Richard J. Nyankori, Deputy Chancellor for Special Education Contact: Matthew Bachand, Chief of Staff to the Deputy Chancellor for Special Education Suite 6100 825 North Capitol Street, NE Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 442-4800 Email: matthew.bachand@dc.gov or matthew.moeller@dc.gov Website: http://www.k12.dc.us/dcps/schools/schoolsmain.html

Florida

Florida Department of Education Gerard Robinson, Commissioner of Education 325 West Gaines Street Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400 Phone: (850) 245-0505 Fax: (850) 245-9667 Email: commissioner@fldoe.org Website: http://www.fldoe.org
Clearinghouse Information Center (Florida) Bambi J. Lockman, Bureau Chief Kathy Dejoie, Program Director Contact: Myra Rodgers, Staff Assistant State Department of Education Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services 325 West Gaines Street Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400 Phone: (850) 245-0477 Fax: (850) 245-0987 Email: Myra.Rogers@fldoe.org or cicbiscs@fldoe.org Website: http://www.fldoe.org/ese/clerhome.asp

Georgia

Georgia Department of Education John D. Barge, State Superintendent of Schools , Chief of Staff 2066 Twin Towers East 205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE Atlanta, GA 30334-5001 Phone: (404) 656-2800 Toll-Free: (800) 311-3627 Toll-Free Restrictions: GA residents only Fax: (404) 651-8737 Email: brturner@doe.k12.ga.us or kathycox@doe.k12.ga.us Website: http://www.gadoe.org
Division for Special Education Services and Supports (Georgia) Nancy O\'Hara, Director, Special Education Services Kim Hartsell, Director, Special Education Supports State Department of Education Office of Standards, Instruction and Assessment 1870 Twin Towers East, 205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE Atlanta, GA 30334 Phone: (404) 656-3963 Fax: (404) 651-6457 Email: khartsel@doe.k12.ga.us or nohara@doe.k12.ga.us Website: http://public.doe.k12.ga.us/ci_exceptional.aspx

Hawaii

Hawaii Department of Education Kathryn Matayoshi, Superintendent of Education Systems Accountability Office Room 411 1390 Miller Street Honolulu, HI 96813 Phone: (808) 586-3283 Fax: (808) 586-3440 Email: cara_tanimura@notes.k12.hi.us Website: http://doe.k12.hi.us
Quality Student Support Branch (Hawaii) Dr. Paul Ban Contact: Debra Farmer, Administrator State Department of Education Building C, Room 102 637 18th Avenue Honolulu, HI 96816 Phone: (808) 733-4400 Toll-Free: (800) 297-2070 Fax: (808) 733-4841 Email: debra_farmer@notes.k12.hi.us Website: http://doe.k12.hi.us/specialeducation

Idaho

Idaho State Board of Education Tom R. Luna, Superintendent of Public Instruction Len B. Jordan Office Building 650 West State Street P.O. Box 83720 Boise, ID 83720-0027 Phone: (208) 332-6800 Toll-Free: (800) 432-4601 Toll-Free Restrictions: ID residents only Fax: (208) 334-2228 TTY: (800) 377-3529 Email: mrmcgrath@sde.idaho.gov or bkmattson@sde.idaho.gov Website: http://www.sde.idaho.gov
Special Education Team (Idaho) Marybeth Flachbart, Deputy Superintendent Jacque Hyatt, Special Education Co-director Jean Taylor, Special Education Co-director Contact: Pam Schmidt, Administrative Assistant State Department of Education Division of Student Achievement and School Accountability P.O. Box 83720 Boise, ID 83720-0027 Phone: (208) 332-6911 Toll-Free: (800) 432-4601 Fax: (208) 334-2228 TTY: (800) 377-3529 Email: pbschmidt@sde.idaho.gov Website: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/special_edu

Illinois

Illinois State Board of Education Dr. Gerry J. Chico, Chairman Dr. Christopher Koch, State Superintendent 100 North First Street Springfield, IL 62777 Phone: (217) 782-4321 Toll-Free: (866) 262-6663 Toll-Free Restrictions: IL residents only Fax: (217) 524-4928 TTY: (217) 782-1900 Email: cgroves@isbe.net or statesup@isbe.net Website: http://www.isbe.net
Special Education and Support Services Elizabeth Hanselman, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Support Services Contact: David Andel, Division Administrator, Special Education Services Illinois State Board of Education Mail Code N-253 100 North First Street Springfield, IL 62777-0001 Phone: (217) 782-5589 Toll-Free: (866) 262-6663 Fax: (217) 782-9224 TTY: (217) 782-1900 Email: ehanselm@isbe.net Website: http://www.isbe.net/spec-ed

Indiana

Indiana Department of Education Glenda Ritz, Superintendent of Public Instruction South Tower, Suite 600 115 W. Washington Street Statehouse Room 229 Indianapolis, IN 46204-2795 Phone: (317) 232-6610 Fax: (317) 232-6610 Email: superintendent@doe.in.gov Website: http://www.doe.in.gov
Indiana Department of Education Nicole Norvell, Director of Special Education Office of Special Education South Tower Suite 600 115 W. Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204 Phone: (317) 232-0570 Toll-Free: (877) 851-4106 Fax: (317) 232-0589 TTY: (317) 232-0570 Email: specialeducation@doe.in.gov Website: http://www.doe.in.gov/achievement/individualized-learning/special-edu ...

Iowa

Iowa Department of Education Dr. Jason E. Glass Grimes State Office Building 400 East 14th Street Des Moines, IA 50319-0146 Phone: (515) 281-3436 Fax: (515) 242-5988 Email: kathy.petosa@iowa.gov Website: http://educateiowa.gov
Bureau of Learner Strategies and Supports (Iowa) Lana K Michelson, Bureau Chief Contact: Tana Mullen, Secretary Iowa Department of Education Grimes State Office Building 400 East 14th Street Des Moines, IA 50319-0146 Phone: (515) 281-3176 Fax: (515) 242-6019 Email: Beth-Buehler-Sapp@iowa.gov Website: http://www.iowa.gov/educate

Kansas

Kansas Department of Education Dr. Diane Debacker, Commissioner of Education 120 South East 10th Avenue Topeka, KS 66612-1182 Phone: (785) 296-3202 Fax: (785) 296-7933 TTY: (785) 296-6338 Email: ddebacker@ksde.org or price@ksde.org Website: http://www.ksde.org
Special Education Services (Kansas) Colleen Riley, Team Director Contact: Deb Burns, Senior Assistant State Department of Education 120 SE 10th Avenue Topeka, KS 66612-1182 Phone: (785) 291-3097 Toll-Free: (800) 203-9462 Fax: (785) 296-6715 TTY: (785) 296-8583 Email: criley@ksde.org or criley@ksde.org Website: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=101

Kentucky

Kentucky Department of Education Dr. Terry Holliday, Commissioner of Education Capital Plaza Tower First Floor 500 Mero Street Frankfort, KY 40601 Phone: (502) 564-3141 Fax: (502) 564-5680 Email: webmaster@education.ky.gov Website: http://www.education.ky.gov
Division of Exceptional Children Services (Kentucky) R. Larry Taylor Dr. Johnnie Grissom, Associate Commissioner State Department of Education Eighth Floor 500 Mero Street Frankfort, KY 40601 Phone: (502) 564-4970 Fax: (502) 564-6721 TTY: (502) 564-4970 Email: chris.thacker@education.ky.gov Website: http://www.education.ky.gov/KDE

Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Education Dr. John White, Superintendent 1201 North Third P.O. Box 94064 Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064 Phone: (225) 219-5172 Toll-Free: (877) 453-2721 Fax: (225) 342-0781 Email: customerservice@la.gov Website: http://www.louisianaschools.net
Division of Educational Improvement and Assistance (Louisiana) Susan W. Batson, Acting Division Director State Department of Education Claiborne Building, 1201 North Third Street P.O. Box 94064 Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064 Phone: (225) 342-3513 Toll-Free: (877) 453-2721 Fax: (225) 219-7370 TTY: (225) 219-4588 Email: susan.batson@la.gov Website: http://www.doe.state.la.us/lde/eia/home.html

Maine

Maine Department of Education Stephen Bowen, Commissioner of Education Burton M. Cross State Office Building 111 Sewall Street 23 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0023 Phone: (207) 624-6600 Fax: (207) 624-6601 TTY: (207) 624-6800 Email: tammy.morrill@maine.gov or susan.gendron@maine.gov Website: http://www.maine.gov/portal/education/
Office of Special Services (Maine) David Noble Stockford, Policy Director/Team Leader State Department of Education 23 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0023 Phone: (207) 624-6676 Fax: (207) 624-6651 TTY: 1-888-577-6690 Email: david.stockford@maine.gov or gaylord.weston@maine.gov Website: http://www.maine.gov/education/speced/index.htm

Maryland

Maryland State Department of Education Dr. Lillian M Lowery, State Superintendent of Schools 200 West Baltimore Street Baltimore, MD 21201 Phone: (410) 767-0100 Fax: (410) 333-6033 Email: llowery@msde.state.md.us Website: http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE
Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services (Maryland) Marcella Franczkowski, Assistant State Superintendent State Department of Education Ninth Floor 200 West Baltimore Street Baltimore, MD 21201 Phone: (410) 767-0238 Toll-Free: (800) 535-0182 Fax: (410) 333-8165 TTY: (800) 735-2258 Email: Lsparr@msde.state.md.us Website: http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/divisions/earlyinterv/

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell D. Chester, Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education 75 Pleasant Street Malden, MA 02148-4906 Phone: (781) 338-3102 Fax: (781) 338-3770 TTY: (800) 439-2370 Email: www@doe.mass.edu or media@doe.mass.edu Website: http://www.doe.mass.edu
Special Education Planning and Policy Development Office (Massachusetts) Dr. Mitchell D. Chester, Commissioner of Education Marcia Mittnacht, State Director of Special Education State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 75 Pleasant Street Malden, MA 02148-5023 Phone: (781) 338-3375 Fax: (781) 338-3371 Email: specialeducation@doe.mass.edu or mmmittnacht@doe.mass.edu Website: http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/

Michigan

Michigan Department of Education Michael P. Flanagan, Superintendent of Public Instruction P.O. Box 30008 608 West Allegan Street Lansing, MI 48909 Phone: (517) 373-3324 Fax: (517) 335-4565 Email: carefootk@michigan.gov Website: http://www.michigan.gov/mde/
Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services (Michigan) Dr. Eleanor E. White, State Director of Special Education State Department of Education 608 West Allegan Street P.O.Box 30008 Lansing, MI 48909 Phone: (517) 373-0923 Toll-Free: 1-888-320-8384 Fax: (517) 373-7504 TTY: (517) 373-9434 Email: mde-ose@michigan.gov Website: http://www.michigan.gov/mde/

Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Education Dr. Brenda Cassellius, Commissioner 1500 Highway 36 West Roseville, MN 55113-4266 Phone: (651) 582-8200 Fax: (651) 582-8724 TTY: (651) 582-8201 Email: mde.commissioner@state.mn.us Website: http://education.state.mn.us/mde/index.html
Special Education Division (Minnesota) Commissioner Dr. Barbara L. Troolin, Division Director State Department of Education 1500 Highway 36 West Roseville, MN 55113-4266 Phone: (651) 582-8590 Fax: (651) 582-8729 TTY: (651) 582-8614 Email: mde.special-ed@state.mn.us or barbara.troolin@state.mn.us Website: http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/EdExc/SpecEdClass

Mississippi

Mississippi Department of Education Dr. Lynn J House, Interim Superintendent of Education Central School Building 359 North West Street P.O. Box 771 Jackson, MS 39205 Phone: (601) 359-3513 Fax: (601) 359-3242 Email: cblanton@mde.k12.ms.us Website: http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/
Office of Special Education (Mississippi) Ann Moore, Special Education State Director Contact: Paul Brown, Projects Officer State Department of Education P.O. Box 771 359 North West Street, Suite 301 Jackson, MS 39205-0771 Phone: (601) 359-3498 Toll-Free: (877) 544-0408 Toll-Free Restrictions: MS residents only Fax: (601) 359-1829 Email: pbrown@mde.k12.ms.us or anmoore@mde.k12.ms.us Website: http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/special-education

Missouri

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Dr. Chris NiCastro, Commissioner of Education 205 Jefferson Street P.O. Box 480 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480 Phone: (573) 751-4212 Fax: (573) 751-8613 TTY: (800) 735-2966 Email: pubinfo@dese.mo.gov Website: http://dese.mo.gov/
Division of Special Education (Missouri) Stephen Barr, Assistant Commissioner Contact: Lina Browner, Executive Assistant State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education P.O. Box 480 205 Jefferson Street Jefferson City, MO 65101 Phone: (573) 751-5739 Fax: (573) 526-4404 Email: lina.browner@dese.mo.gov or stephen.barr@dese.mo.gov Website: http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/

Montana

Montana Office of Public Instruction Denise Juneau, Superintendent of Public Instruction P.O. Box 202501 Helena, MT 59620-2501 Phone: (406) 444-2082 Toll-Free: (888) 231-9393 Toll-Free Restrictions: area code 406 only Fax: (406) 444-3924 Email: cbergeron@mt.gov Website: http://www.opi.mt.gov/
Division of Special Education (Montana) Tim Harris, Administrator Contact: Marlene Wallis, Administrative Officer State Office of Public Instruction P.O. Box 202501 Helena, MT 59620-2501 Phone: (406) 444-4428 Toll-Free: (888) 231-9393 Fax: (406) 444-3924 TTY: (406) 444-0169 Email: mwallis@mt.gov or tharris@mt.gov Website: http://www.opi.mt.gov/SpecEd/

Nebraska

Nebraska Department of Education Dr. Roger D. Breed, Commissioner of Education 301 Centennial Mall South P.O. Box 94987 Lincoln, NE 68509 Phone: (402) 471-2295 Fax: 402-471-4433 Email: denise.fisher@nebraska.gov Website: http://www.education.ne.gov
Office of Special Education (Nebraska) Gary Sherman, Administrator of Special Education Contact: Beth Wierda, Administrator State Department of Education 301 Centennial Mall South P.O. Box 94987 Lincoln, NE 68509-4987 Phone: (402) 471-2471 Fax: (402) 471-5022 Email: beth.wierda@nebraska.gov Website: http://www.education.ne.gov/sped/index.html

Nevada

Nevada Department of Education Dr. Keith W Rheault, Superintendent Contact: Doris Arnold, Executive Assistant 700 East Fifth Street Carson City, NV 89701 Phone: (775) 687-9217 Fax: (775) 687-9202 Email: darnold@doe.nv.gov Website: http://www.doe.nv.gov/
Office of Special Education, Elementary and Secondary Education, and School Improvement Programs Frankie McCabe Rorie Fitzpatrick, Assistant Director for Special Education Kathleen St. Clair, Assistant Director, ESEA Programs State Department of Education Suite 113 700 East Fifth Street Carson City, NV 89701-5096 Phone: (775) 687-9171 Toll-Free: (800) 992-0900 Fax: (775) 687-9123 Email: rfitzpatrick@doe.nv.gov or kstclair@doe.nv.gov Website: http://nde.doe.nv.gov/SE_ESE_SI.htm

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Department of Education Dr. Virginia M. Barry, Commissioner of Education Hugh J. Gallen State Office Park 101 Pleasant Street Concord, NH 03301 Phone: (603) 271-3494 Toll-Free: (800) 339-9900 Fax: (603) 271-1953 TTY: Relay NH 711 Email: pbutler@ed.state.nh.us or ltemple@ed.state.nh.us Website: http://www.ed.state.nh.us
Bureau of Special Education (New Hampshire) Santina Thibedeau, Administrator Contact: Barbara Raymond, Program Assistant State Department of Education 101 Pleasant Street Concord, NH 03301-3860 Phone: (603) 271-3741 Fax: (603) 271-1099 Email: braymond@ed.state.nh.us or sthibedeau@ed.state.nh.us Website: http://www.ed.state.nh.us/education/doe/organization/instruction/bose ...

New Jersey

New Jersey Department of Education Christopher Cerf, Director P.O. Box 500 100 Riverview Plaza Trenton, NJ 08625-0500 Phone: (609) 292-4450 Toll-Free: 1-877-900-6960 Fax: (609) 777-4099 Email: vocinfo@doe.state.nj.us Website: http://www.state.nj.us.education
Office of Special Education Programs (New Jersey) Office Director Contact: John Worthington, Manager, Bureau of Policy and Planning Department of Education P.O. Box 500 100 Riverview Plaza Trenton, NJ 08625-0500 Phone: (609) 292-0147 TTY: (609) 984-8422 Email: roberta.wohle@doe.state.nj.us Website: http://www.nj.gov/njded/specialed/

New Mexico

New Mexico Public Education Department Hanna Skandera, Secretary of Education 300 Don Gaspar Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786 Phone: (505) 827-5800 Fax: (505) 827-6520 Email: Bev.Friedman@state.nm.us or lori.bachman@state.nm.us Website: http://www.ped.state.nm.us/
Special Education Bureau (New Mexico) Denise Koscielniak Sue Gronewald, Deputy Director Contact: Jennifer Leah Erickson State Public Education Department Room 206 120 South Federal Place Santa Fe, NM 87501 Phone: (505) 827-1457 Fax: (505) 954-0001 Email: sped.contact@state.nm.us or leah.erickson@state.nm.us Website: http://www.ped.state.nm.us/seo/index.htm

New York

New York State Education Department Dr. John B King Jr., Commissioner of Education Education Building Room 111 89 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12234 Phone: (518) 474-3852 Fax: (518) 473-4909 Email: rmills@mail.nysed.gov Website: http://www.nysed.gov/
Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (New York) Dr. Rebecca H. Cort, Deputy Commissioner State Education Department 99 Washington Avenue One Commerce Plaza Albany, NY 12234 Phone: (518) 474-1711 Toll-Free: (800) 222-5627 TTY: (518) 474-5652 Email: Vesidadm@mail.nysed.gov Website: http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/

North Carolina

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Dr. June St.Clair Atkinson, State Superintendent 301 North Wilmington Street Raleigh, NC 27601 Phone: (919) 807-3300 Fax: (919) 807-3445 Email: information@dpi.state.nc.us or mwertis@dpi.state.nc.us Website: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/
Exceptional Children Division (North Carolina) Mary N. Watson Contact: Tish Bynum, Administrative Assistant State Department of Public Instruction 6356 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-6356 Phone: (919) 807-3969 Fax: (919) 807-3243 Email: lbynum@dpi.state.nc.us or mwatson@dpi.state.nc.us Website: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/ec/

North Dakota

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler, State Superintendent Department 201 600 East Boulevard Avenue Bismarck, ND 58505-0440 Phone: (701) 328-2260 Fax: (701) 328-2461 Email: lnorbeck@nd.gov or kbaesler@nd.gov Website: http://www.dpi.state.nd.us
Office of Special Education (North Dakota) Gerry Teevens, State Director of Special Education Contact: Michelle Souther, Administrative Assistant State Department of Public Instruction Department 201 600 East Boulevard Avenue Bismarck, ND 58505-0440 Phone: (701) 328-2277 Fax: (701) 328-4149 TTY: (701) 328-4920 Email: msouther@nd.gov Website: http://www.dpi.state.nd.us/speced1/index.shtm

Ohio

Ohio Department of Education Michael Sawyers, Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction 25 South Front Street Columbus, OH 43215-4183 Phone: (614) 995-1545 Toll-Free: (877) 644-6338 Fax: (614) 728-9300 TTY: (888) 886-0181 Email: michael.sawyers@ode.state.oh.us Website: http://www.ode.state.oh.us/
Office for Exceptional Children (Ohio) Dr. Sue Zake Ohio Department of Education Second Floor, Mail Stop 202 25 South Front Street Columbus, OH 43215-4183 Phone: (614) 466-2650 Toll-Free: (877) 644-6338 Fax: (614) 387-0968 Email: sue.zake@ode.state.oh.us Website: http://www.ode.state.oh.us/

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Department of Education Dr. Janet Barresi, State Superintendent 2500 North Lincoln Boulevard Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4599 Phone: (405) 521-3301 Fax: (405) 521-6205 Email: Janet.Barresi@sde.ok.gov or Liz.Young@sde.ok.gov Website: http://sde.state.ok.us/
Special Education Services (Oklahoma) Dr. Rene Axtell, State Superintendent State Department of Education Room 412 2500 North Lincoln Boulevard Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4599 Phone: (405) 521-4862 Fax: (405) 522-2066 TTY: (405) 521-4875 Email: carrie.howell@sde.ok.gov or rene.axtell@sde.ok.gov Website: http://www.ok.gov/sde/special-education

Oregon

Oregon Department of Education Susan Castillo, Superintendent of Public Instruction 255 Capitol Street, NE Salem, OR 97310-0203 Phone: (503) 947-5600 Fax: (503) 378-5156 TTY: (503) 378-2892 Email: gene.evans@state.or.us Website: http://www.ode.state.or.us/
Office of Special Education (Oregon) Nancy J. Latini, Associate Superintendent Contact: Robbi Perry, Education Specialist State Department of Education Office of Student Learning and Partnerships 255 Capitol Street, NE Salem, OR 97310-0203 Phone: (503) 947-5782 Fax: (503) 378-5156 TTY: (503) 378-2892 Email: robbi.perry@state.or.us Website: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=40

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Education Ronald D Tomalis, Secretary of Education 333 Market Street Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333 Phone: (717) 787-5820 Fax: (717) 787-7222 TTY: (717) 783-8445 Email: 00admin@state.pa.us or 00sec@state.pa.us Website: http://www.pde.state.pa.us/
Bureau of Special Education (Pennsylvania) John J. Tommasini, Bureau Director Patricia Hozella, Assistant Director State Department of Education Seventh Floor 333 Market Street Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333 Phone: (717) 783-6134 Fax: (717) 783-6139 Email: ed-speced-directorsoffice@state.pa.us Website: http://www.pde.state.pa.us/special_edu/site/default.asp

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Deborah A. Gist, Commissioner 255 Westminster Street Providence, RI 02903-3400 Phone: (401) 222-4600 Fax: (401) 222-6178 TTY: (800) 745-5555 Email: angela.teixeira@ride.ri.gov or irene.monteiro@ride.ri.gov Website: http://www.ride.ri.gov/
Office for Diverse Learners (Rhode Island) Deborah Gist, Commissioner Kenneth Swanson, Director, Office for Diverse Learners Contact: Karen Lovett, Adminstrative Assistant State Department of Education Shepard Building, Fourth Floor 255 Westminster Street Providence, RI 02903-3400 Phone: (401) 222-8333 Toll-Free: (401) 222-8333 Fax: (401) 222-6030 TTY: (800) 745-5555 Email: karen.lovett@ride.ri.gov or kenneth.swanson@ride.ri.gov Website: http://www.ride.ri.gov/Special_populations/default.aspx

South Carolina

South Carolina Department of Education Molly Spearman, Ed.S., State Superintendent of Education 1006 Rutledge Building 1429 Senate Street Columbia, SC 29201 Phone: (803) 734-8815 Fax: (803) 734-3389 Email: cclark@ed.sc.gov or jfoster@ed.sc.gov Website: http://ed.sc.gov/
Office of Exceptional Children (South Carolina) Michelle M. Bishop, Interim Director State Department of Education Room 808 1429 Senate Street Columbia, SC 29201-3799 Phone: (803) 734-8806 Fax: (803) 734-4824 Email: mbishop@ed.sc.gov or abouknig@ed.sc.gov Website: http://ed.sc.gov/agency/Standards-and-Learning/Exceptional-Children/

South Dakota

South Dakota Department of Education Dr. Melody Schopp, Secretary of Education 700 Governors Drive Pierre, SD 57501-2291 Phone: (605) 773-5669 Fax: (605) 773-6139 TTY: (605) 773-6302 Email: betty.leidholt@state.sd.us or mary.stadick@state.sd.us Website: http://doe.sd.gov/
Special Education Programs (South Dakota) Director, Office of Educational Services and Supports Ann Larsen, Director, Special Education Programs Susan Sheppick, Director, Birth to Three Connections State Department of Education Office of Educational Services and Support MacKay Building, 800 Governors Drive Pierre, SD 57501-2291 Phone: (605) 773-3678 Fax: (605) 773-3782 Email: linda.turner@state.sd.us Website: http://doe.sd.gov/

Tennessee

Tennessee State Department of Education Kevin S Huffman, Commissioner Andrew Johnson Tower, Sixth Floor 710 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, TN 37243-0375 Phone: 615-741-5158 Fax: (615) 532-4791 Email: Education.Comments@tn.gov Website: http://www.state.tn.us/education/
Division of Special Education (Tennessee) Joseph Fisher, Assistant Commissioner State Department of Education Seventh Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower 710 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, TN 37243-0380 Phone: (615) 741-2851 Toll-Free: (888) 212-3162 Fax: (615) 532-9412 TTY: (615) 741-2237 Email: joe.fisher@state.tn.us Website: http://www.state.tn.us/education/speced/

Texas

Texas Education Agency Michael Williams, Commissioner of Education William B. Travis Building 1701 North Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78701-1494 Phone: (512) 463-9734 Fax: (512) 463-9838 TTY: (512) 475-3540 Email: teainfo@tea.state.tx.us or commissioner@tea.state.tx.us Website: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/
Division of Federal and State Education Policy Gene Lentz, Senior Division Director Texas Education Agency 1701 North Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78701-1494 Phone: (512) 463-9414 Fax: (512) 463-9560 TTY: (512) 475-3540 Email: sped@tea.state.tx.us or gene.lenz@tea.state.tx.us Website: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=2147491399

Utah

Utah State Office of Education Dr. Larry K. Shumway, State Superintendent of Public Instruction 250 East 500 South P.O. Box 144200 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200 Phone: (801) 538-7500 Fax: (801) 538-7521 Email: mark.peterson@schools.utah.gov Website: http://www.schools.utah.gov/
Special Education Services (Utah) Nan Gray, State Director of Special Education Services State Office of Education 250 East 500 South P.O. Box 144200 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200 Phone: (801) 538-7757 Fax: (801) 538-7991 Email: nan.gray@schools.utah.gov Website: http://www.schools.utah.gov/sars/

Vermont

Vermont Department of Education Armando D. Vilaseca, Commissioner of Education 120 State Street Montpelier, VT 05620-2501 Phone: (802) 828-5101 Fax: (802) 828-3140 TTY: (802) 828-2755 Email: doe-Edinfo@state.vt.us or maureen.start@state.vt.us Website: http://www.education.vermont.gov/
Vermont Student Support Services Team Karin Edwards Contact: Marcy Martin, Administrative Secretary State Office Building 120 State Street Montpelier, VT 05620-2501 Phone: (802) 828-5118 Fax: (802) 828-0573 TTY: (802) 828-2755 Email: Marcy.Martin@state.vt.us or Karin.Edwards@state.vt.us Website: http://www.education.vermont.gov/

Virginia

Virginia Department of Education Dr. Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent P.O. Box 2120 James Monroe Building 101 North 14th Street Richmond, VA 23218-2120 Phone: (804) 225-2420 Email: Patricia.Wright@doe.virginia.gov Website: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/
Division of Special Education and Student Services (Virginia) John Eisenberg, Assistant Superintendent Contact: Cathy Pomfrey, Secretary State Department of Education P.O. Box 2120 Richmond, VA 23218-2120 Phone: (804) 225-3252 Toll-Free: (800) 292-3820 Fax: (804) 371-8796 TTY: (800) 422-1098 Email: cathy.pomfrey@doe.virginia.gov Website: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/

Washington

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (Washington) Randy I. Dorn, Superintendent of Public Instruction Old Capitol Building 600 South Washington P.O. Box 47200 Olympia, WA 98504-7200 Phone: (360) 725-6000 Fax: (360) 753-6712 TTY: (360) 664-3631 Email: karen.conway@k12.wa.us Website: http://www.k12.wa.us/
Special Education Programs (Washington) Dr. Douglas H. Gill, State Director Old Capitol Building P.O. Box 47200 600 South Washington Street Olympia, WA 98504-7200 Phone: (360) 725-6075 Fax: (360) 586-0247 TTY: (360) 586-0126 Email: doug.gill@k12.wa.us Website: http://www.k12.wa.us/specialed/

West Virginia

West Virginia Department of Education Dr. James B Phares, State Superintendent of Schools Building 6, Room 358 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East Charleston, WV 25305-0330 Phone: (304) 558-2681 Fax: (304) 558-0048 Email: dvermill@access.k12.wv.us Website: http://wvde.state.wv.us/
Office of Special Programs, Extended and Early Learning (West Virginia) Dr. Patricia Homberg, Executive Director Dr. Sandra McQuain, Assistant Director State Department of Education Building Six, Room 304 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East Charleston, WV 25305 Phone: (304) 558-2696 Toll-Free: (800) 642-8541 Fax: (304) 558-3741 Email: phomberg@access.k12.wv.us or smcquain@access.k12.wv.us Website: http://wvde.state.wv.us/directory/office/Office+of+Special+Programs,+ ...

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Dr. Anthony Evers, State Superintendent Contact: Michael Thompson, Executive Assistant 125 South Webster Street P.O. Box 7841 Madison, WI 53707-7841 Phone: (608) 266-3390 Toll-Free: (800) 441-4563 Fax: (608) 267-1052 TTY: (608) 267-2427 Email: dpistatesuperintendent@dpi.wi.gov Website: http://dpi.wi.gov/
Special Education Team (Wisconsin) Stephanie J. Petska State Department of Public Instruction Division for Learning Support-Equity and Advocacy 125 South Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841 Madison, WI 53707-7841 Phone: (608) 266-1781 Toll-Free: (800) 441-4563 Fax: (608) 267-3746 TTY: (608) 267-2427 Email: dpisped@dpi.wi.gov Website: http://sped.dpi.wi.gov/

Wyoming

Wyoming Department of Education Cindy Hill, Superintendent of Public Instruction Hathaway Building Second Floor 2300 Capitol Avenue Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050 Phone: (307) 777-7690 Fax: (307) 777-6234 TTY: (307) 777-8546 Email: supt@educ.state.wy.us Website: http://www.k12.wy.us
Special Programs Unit (Wyoming) Peg Brown-Clark, State Director of Special Education Stephanie Weaver, Deputy Director of Special Education Contact: Barb Yates, Administrative Assistant State Department of Education 320 West Main Riverton, WY 82501 Phone: (307) 777-2553 Toll-Free: (800) 228-6194 Fax: (307) 777-2556 Email: byates1@educ.state.wy.us Website: http://www.k12.wy.us/se.asp