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California Department of Education
Agency Profile
Superintendent:Tom Torlakson
FY 2014 Budget:$59.5 billion[1]
Year founded:1921
Website:Department Home Page
The California Department of Education oversees public K-12 education in California. The department was created in 1921 and managed 10,296 schools and 6,220,993 K-12 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[3][4]



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See also
California Superintendent of Public Instruction
California school districts
List of school districts in California
Public education in California
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The California Department of Education published a mission statement on its website:[5]
Create strong, effective schools that provide a wholesome learning environment through incentives that cause a high standard of student accomplishment as measured by a valid, reliable accountability system.[6]


The current Superintendent of Public Instruction is Tom Torlakson. The following list details his top officials:[7][8]

  • Principal Advisor, Superintendent's Initiatives Office: Craig Cheslog
  • Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction: Richard Zeiger
  • Director, Communications: Paul Hefner
  • Director, Government Affairs Division: Erin Gabel
  • Chief, Office of Equal Opportunity: Sharon Felix-Rochon
  • State Board of Education Liaison Office: Mary Prather
  • General Counsel, Legal, Audits, & Compliance: Amy Bisson Holloway
  • Chief Counsel II, Legal Division: Edmundo Aguilar
  • Director, Audits & Investigations Division: Kevin Chan

Departmental divisions

The Department of Education has four divisions managed by the officials listed below:[7]

  • Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, Instruction & Learning Support Branch: Lupita Cortez Alcalá
  • Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, Student Support & Special Services Branch: William Ellerbee
  • Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, Services for Administration, Finance, Technology & Infrastructure Branch: Jeannie Oropeza
  • Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, District, School & Innovation Branch: Deborah Sigman

Organizational chart

The following chart outlines the organizational structure of the California Department of Education:[8]

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