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State offices of special education.

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE DIRECTORS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION (NASDSE) (www.nasdse.org) represents the state directors of special education in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense, the Bureau of Indian Education, the federal territories, and the Freely Associated States. NASDSE is a non-profit organization that was established in 1938 to promote and support education programs and related services for children and youth with disabilities in the United States and outlying areas. NASDSE accomplishes its goals by establishing and maintaining relations between those responsible for the development of statewide and federal special education programs and those responsible for general curriculum planning at the local, state, and national levels. NASDSE activities are designed to provide professional support to its members and others interested in special education.

NASDSE suggests parents and caregivers contact the following people in the order listed if they are having a problem with their child's education: (1) the child's teacher; (2) the school principal; (3) the district's special education coordinator; (4) the district superintendent; and (5) the state education agency.

The National Association of State Directors of Special Education

1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 320

Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 519-3800

(703) 519-3808 (FAX)

http://www.nasdse.org

This directory is current as of September 2011.

Alabama

ALABAMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Mabrey Whetstone

Gordon Persons Building

Room 3346

50 North Ripley Street

Montgomery, AL 36104-3833

(334) 242-8114

www.alsde.edu/html/sections/section_detail.asp?section=65&footer=sections

Alaska

ALASKA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION & EARLY DEVELOPMENT SPECIAL EDUCATION

Donald Enoch

801 W Tenth Street Suite 200

Juneau, AK 99801-1894

(907) 465-2800

www.eed.state.ak.us//

American Samoa

AMERICAN SAMOA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Faaui Vaitatutolu

PO Box 7078

Pago Pago, AS 96799

633 -52375238523952104255

www.doe.as/

Arizona

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT SERVICES

Colette Chapman

1535 W. Jefferson Street Bin 24

Phoenix, AZ 85007-3280

(602) 542-4013

www.ade.az.gov/ess/

Arkansas

ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, SPECIAL EDUCATION

Tom Hicks

1401 West Capitol, Suite 450

Little Rock, AR 72201-2936

(501) 682-4221

http://arksped.k12.ar.us/

Bureau of Indian Affairs

BUREAU OF INDIAN EDUCATION (BIE) OFFICE OF INDIAN EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Gloria Yepa

PO Box 829

1011 Indian School Road, NW

Albuquerque, NM 87103-0829

(202) 208-3710

www.bia.gov/

California

CALIFORNIA DEPT. OF EDUCATION-SPECIAL EDUCATION DIVISION

Fred Balcom

1430 N. Street, Suite 2401

Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 319-0800

www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/or/sed.asp

Colorado

COLORADA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT SERVICES

Ed Steinberg

201 E. Colfax Avenue

Denver, CO 80203

(303) 866-6600

www.cde.state.co.us/

Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands

COMMONWEALTH OF NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Suzanne Lizama

PO Box 1370 CK

Saipan, MP 96950

(670) 664-3731

Connecticut

CONNECTICUT STATE DEPT. OF EDUCATION

Anne Louise Thompson

POBox 2219

Hartford, CT 06145

(860) 713-6543

www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2604&Q=322336

Delaware

DELWARE DEPT. OF EDUCATION - EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN GROUP

Mary Ann Mieczkowski

401 Federal Street, Suite 2

Dover, DE 19901

(302) 735-4000

www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/students_family/specialed/

Department of Defense

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DODEA) OFFICE OF DEPENDENTS EDUCATION

David Cantrell

4040 Fairfax Drive

Arlington, VA 22203

(703) 588-3100

www.dodea.edu/home/index.cfm

District of Columbia

DC STATE OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

Amy Maisterra

51 N Street, NE 7th Floor

Washington, DC 20002

(202) 727-6436

www.seo.dc.gov/seo/site/default.asp

FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA

FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA NATIONAL GOVERNMENT SPECIAL EDUCATION

Arthur Albert

PO Box P

Kolonia, Pohnpei, FSM 96941

(691) 320-8982

www.fsmgov.org/info/educ.html

Florida

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - BUREAU OF EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION AND STUDENT SERVICES

Bambi Lockman

325 West Gaines Street

Suite 614

Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400

(850) 245-0505

www.fldoe.org/

Georgia

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - OFFICE OF STANDARDS, INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT - EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS

Deborah Gay

1870 Twin Towers East

Alanta, GA 30334-5054

(404) 656-3963

www.public.doe.k12.ga.us/ci_exceptional.aspx

Guam

GUAM DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - DIVISION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

Yolanda Gabriel

PO Box DE

Hagatna, GU 96932

(671) 475-0462

www.bit.guam.gov/Default.aspx?

alias=www.bit.guam.gov/gpss/

Hawaii

HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION-SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES BRANCH

Robert Campbell

1177 Alakea Street, B100

Honolulu, HI 96813

(808) 586-3230

www.doe.k12.hi.us/

Idaho

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION BUREAU OF SPECIAL POPULATIONS SERVICES

Richard Henderson

PO Box 83720

650 West State Street

Boise, ID 83720-0027

(800) 432-4601

www.sde.idaho.gov/

Illinois

ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS

Beth Hanselman

100 N. First Street

Mail Code N-243

Springfield, IL 62777-0001

(866) 262-6663

www.isbe.state.il.us/School_info1.htm

Indiana

INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - DIVISION OF EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS

Nicole Norvell

State House Room 229

Indianapolis, IN 46204-2798

(317) 232-0570

www.doe.in.gov/exceptional/speced/welcome.html

Iowa

IOWA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION BUREAU OF CHILDREN, FAMILY & COMMUNITY SERVICES

Martin Ikeda

Grimes State Office Building

400 E 14th Street

Des Moines, IA 50319-0145

(515) 281-5294

www.iowa.gov/educate/

Kansas

KANSAS STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

Colleen Riley

120 SE 10th Avenue

Topeka, KS 66612-1182

(785) 296-3201

www.ksde.org/

Kentucky

KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - DIVISION OF EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN SERVICES

Johnny Collett

500 Mero Street

CPT 19th Floor

Frankfort, KY 40601

(502) 564-4970

www.education.ky.gov/KDE/Instructional+Resources/Exceptional+Children/

Louisiana

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DIVISION OF SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Bernell Cook

PO Box 94064 1201

North Third Street

Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064

(877) 453.2721

www.doe.state.la.us/LDE/INDEX.HTML

Maine

MAINE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - SPECIAL SERVICES

David Stockford

Station #23

Augusta, ME 04333

(207) 624-6650

www.maine.gov/education/

Marshall Islands

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

Ruthiran Lokeijak

Republic of Marshall Islands

PO Box 3179

Majuro, MH 96960

011692-625-6032

Maryland

MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - DIVISION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND EARLY INTERVENTION

Marcella Franczkowski

200 West Baltimore Street

9th Floor

Baltimore, MD 21201-2595

(410) 767-0238

www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE

Massachusetts

MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - SPECIAL EDUCATION

Marcia Mittnacht

75 Pleasant Street

Malden, MA 02148-4906

(781) 338-3000

www.doe.mass.edu/

Michigan

MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES

Eleanor White

PO Box 30008

608 West Allegan Street

Lansing, MI 48909

(517) 373-3324

www.michigan.gov/mde

Minnesota

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - DIVISION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

Barbara L. Troolin

1500 Highway 36 West

Roseville, MN 55113-4266

(651) 582-8200

www.education.state.mn.us/mde/index.html

Mississippi

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

Ann Moore

359 North West Street

Jackson, MS 39205-0771

(601) 359-3513

www.mde.k12.ms.us/

Missouri

DEPARTMENT OF

ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY EDUCATION - DIVISION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

Stephen Barr

PO Box 480 205 Jefferson Street

Jefferson City, MO 65102

(573) 751-4212

www.dese.mo.gov/

Montana

OFFICE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION DIVISION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

Tim Harris

PO Box 202501

Helena, MT 59620-2501

(406) 444-3095

Nebraska

NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - SPECIAL POPULATIONS OFFICE

Gary Sherman

301 Centennial Mall South

PO Box 94987

Lincoln, NE 68509-4987

(402) 471-2295

www.education.ne.gov/

Nevada

NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION, ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION & SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS

Rorie Fitzpatrick

700 E. Fifth Street, Suite 113

Carson City, NV 89701-5096

(775) 687-9200

www.doe.nv.gov/

New Hampshire

NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

Santina Thibedeau

101 Pleasant Street

Concord, NH 03301

(603) 271-3494

www.ed.state.nh.us/education/

New Jersey

NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

John Worthington

PO Box 500

Trenton, NJ 08625-0500

(877) 900-6960

www.state.nj.us/education/

New Mexico

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Denise Koscielniak

300 Don Gaspar Avenue

Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786

(505) 827-5821

www.sde.state.nm.us/

New York

NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT - VOCATIONAL & EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUAL WITH DISABILITIES

Rebecca Cort

One Commerce Plaza, Room 1606

Albany, NY 12234

(518) 474-3852

www.nysed.gov/

North Carolina

NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION - EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN DIVISION

Mary Watson

301 N. Wilmington Street

6th Floor

Raleigh, NC 27601-2825

(919) 807-3300

www.ncpublicschools.org/ec/

North Dakota

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC

INSTRUCTION-SPECIAL EDUCATION

Alison Dollar

600 E. Boulevard Avenue,

Department 201

Bismarck, ND 58505-0440

(701) 328-2260

www.dpi.state.nd.us/INDEX.SHTM

Ohio

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - OFFICE OF EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN

Thomas Lather

25 South Front Street

Mail Stop 202

Columbus, OH 43215-4183

(877) 644-6338

www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEDefaultPage.aspx?page=1

Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - SPECIAL EDUCATION

2500 North Lincoln Boulevard

Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4599

(405) 521-3301

www.sde.state.ok.us/

Oregon

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - SPECIAL EDUCATION

Nancy Latini

255 Capitol Street, NE

Salem, OR 97301-0203

(503) 947-5600

www.ode.state.or.us/

Palau

REPUBLIC OF PALAU MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

Helen Sengebau

PO Box 189

Koror, Palau, PW 96940

(680) 488-2568

Pennsylvania

PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

John Tommasini

333 Market Street, 7th Floor

Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333

(717) 783-6788

www.pde.state.pa.us

Puerto Rico

PUERTO RICO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Johan Serrano

PO Box 190759

San Juan, PR 00919-0759

Rhode Island

RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - OFFICE FOR DIVERSE LEARNERS

David Sienko

255 Westminster Street

Providence, RI 02903

(401) 222-4600

www.ridoe.com/

South Carolina

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - OFFICE OF PROGRAMS FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN

Marlene Metts

Rutledge Building, Room 808

1429 Senate Street

Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 734-8500

www.ed.sc.gov/

South Dakota

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS - OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

Ann Larsen

700 Governor's Drive

Pierre, SD 57501-2293

(605) 773-3134

www.doe.sd.gov/

Tennessee

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - DIVISION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

Joseph Fisher

Andrew Johnson Tower, 5th Floor

710 James Robertson Parkway

Nashville, TN 37243-0380

(615) 741-2731

www.state.tn.us/education/

Texas

TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY - SPECIAL EDUCATION UNIT

Gene Lenz

W.B. Travis Building, Room 6-127

1701 N Congress Avenue

Austin, TX 78701-1494

(512) 463-9734

www.tea.state.tx.us/

U.S. Virgin Islands

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Carrie Johns

PO Box 44-46 Kongens Gade

Charlotte Amalie

St. Thomas, USVI 00802

(340) 774-0100

www.doe.vi/

Utah

UTAH STATE OFFICE OF EDUCATION - SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES

Glenna Gallo

250 East 500 South

PO Box 144200

Salt Lake, UT 84111-4200

(801) 538-7500

www.usoe.k12.ut.us/main/

Vermont

VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - SPECIAL EDUCATION

Karin Edwards

120 State Street

Montpelier, VT 05620-2501

(802) 828-3135

Virginia

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION & STUDENT SERVICES

Douglas Cox

PO Box 2120

Richmond, VA 23216-2120

(800) 292-3820

www.doe.virginia.gov/

Washington

OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION - SPECIAL EDUCATION SECTION

Douglas Gill

Old Capitol Building

PO Box 47200

Olympia, WA 98504-7200

(360) 725-6000

www.k12.wa.us/

West Virginia

WEST VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - OFFICE OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS, EXTENDED AND EARLY LEARNING

Pat Homberg

Building 6, Room B-304

Capitol Complex

1900 Kanawha Boulevard

Charleston, WV 25305

Wisconsin

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION - SPECIAL EDUCATION DIVISION

Stephanie Petska

PO Box 7841

Madison, WI 53707-7841

(800) 441-4563

www.dpi.state.wi.us/

Wyoming

WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

Peggy Brown-Clark

320 West Main

Riverton, WY 82501

(307) 857-9250

www.k12.wy.us/
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