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Arizona Department of Education
Agency Profile
Superintendent:John Huppenthal
FY 2014 Budget:$3.57 billion[1]
Year founded:1912
Website:Department Home Page
The Arizona Department of Education oversees public K-12 education in Arizona. The department was created in 1912 after ratification of the Arizona State Constitution. Article V of the Constitution created the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction to supervise public education.[2] The department managed 1,459 schools and 951,563 K-12 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[3]



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See also
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction
List of school districts in Arizona
Public education in Arizona
School board elections portal
The mission statement of the Arizona Department of Education reads:[4]
To serve Arizona’s education community, ensuring every child has access to an excellent education.[5]


The current Superintendent of Public Instruction is John Huppenthal. The following list details his top officials:[6]

  • Chief of Staff: Merle Bianchi
  • Deputy Superintendent: Elliott Hibbs
  • Deputy Superintendent of Programs & Policy: Jennifer Johnson

Departmental divisions

The Department of Education has 15 divisions managed by the officials listed below:[6]

  • Policy Development and Government Relations: Stacey Morley
  • Business and Finance: Ross Begnoche
  • Organizational Development: Pat Childress
  • Information Technology: Mark Masterson
  • HR/Payroll: Billie Belanger
  • Health and Nutrition Services: Mary Szafranski
  • Communications: Mary Marshall
  • Highly Effective Schools: Marv Lamer
  • Highly Effective Teachers and Leaders: Karen Butterfield
  • High Academic Standards for Students: Kathryn Hrabluk
  • Accountability and Assessment: Leila Williams
  • Research and Evaluation: Carrie Giovannone
  • Grants: Todd Mason
  • Innovative Learning: Annie Gilbert
  • Cross-Divisional Leadership Initiatives: Karla Phillips

State Board of Education

The State Board of Education is comprised of 11 members, including the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The other ten members of the board are appointed by the Governor with the consent of the State Senate for four-year terms. The Arizona Constitution requires that the State Board of Education includes the "president of a state university or state college, four lay members, a president or chancellor of a community college district, a person who is an owner or administrator of a charter school, a superintendent of a high school district, a classroom teacher and a county school superintendent" in addition to the state superintendent. The purpose of the board is to set policies and regulations for the state's public school system. In Arizona, the State Board of Education is also the State Board for Vocational and Technological Education.[7]

Organizational chart

The following chart outlines the organizational structure of the Arizona Department of Education:[6]

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