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K-16 Professional Development
Collaborative Directory

Alabama
Elizabeth C. French, Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Planning
Alabama Commission on Higher Education
P. O. Box 302000
100 North Union Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-2000
Telephone: 334-242-1998
Fax: 334-242-0268
www.ache.state.al.us
Member phone: 334-242-2179
Member fax: 334-242-0270
Member email: efrench@ache.state.al.us

PD Collaborative site: www.ache.state.al.us/NCLB

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Alaska
Bjørn Wolter, State Science Specialist
Department of Education & Early Development
801 West 10th Street
Suite 200
Juneau, AK 99801-1894
www.eed.state.ak.us
Member phone: 907-465-6542
Member fax: 9074652989
Member email: bjorn.wolter@alaska.gov

PD Collaborative site: www.eed.state.ak.us

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Arizona
Maryn Boess, Grants Program Manager
Arizona Board of Regents
2020 North Central Avenue, Suite 230
Phoenix, Arizona 85004-4593
Telephone: 602-229-2500
Fax: 602-229-2555
www.azregents.edu
Member phone: (602) 229-2560
Member fax: (602) 229-2555
Member email: maryn.boess@azregents.edu

PD Collaborative site: www.azregents.edu/4_special_programs/ITQ/index-itq.html

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Arkansas
Suzanne Mitchell, No Child Left Behind Coordinator
Arkansas Department of Higher Education
114 East Capitol Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Telephone: 501-371-2000
Fax: 501-371-2003
www.arkansashighered.com
Member phone: 501-371-2062
Member fax: 501-371-2008
Member email: Suzanne.Mitchell@adhe.edu

PD Collaborative site: www.arkansashighered.com/nclb.htm

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California
Kevin Woolford, Improving Teacher Quality Program Administrator
California Postsecondary Education Commission
770 L Street, Suite 1160
Sacramento, California 95814-2932
Telephone: 916-445-1000
Fax: 916-327-4417
Agency E-mail: agomez@cpec.ca.gov
www.cpec.ca.gov
Member phone: (916) 747-6932
Member fax: 
Member email: Kwoolfork@cpec.ca.gov

PD Collaborative site: www.cpec.ca.gov/FederalPrograms/TeacherQuality.asp

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Colorado
Brittany Lane, Academic Policy Officer for Educator Preparation & Research
Colorado Department of Higher Education
1560 Broadway, Suite 1600
Denver, Colorado 80202
Telephone: 303-866-2723
Fax: 303-866-4266
highered.colorado.gov/
Member phone: (303) 866-4289
Member fax: (303) 866-4266
Member email: brittany.lane @dhe.state.co.us

PD Collaborative site: http://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/Grant/

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Connecticut
Constance Fraser, Director, Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program
Connecticut Department of Higher Education
61 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105-2326
Telephone: 860-947-1800
Fax: 860-947-1310 and/or 860-947-1311
www.ctdhe.org
Member phone: 860-947-1801
Member fax: 860-947-1310
Member email: cfraser@ctdhe.org

PD Collaborative site: www.ctohe.org/TQP/Default.shtml

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Delaware
Maureen Laffey, Director
Delaware Department of Education
401 Federal Street, Suite 2
Dover, DE 19901-3639
www.doe.state.de.us
Member phone: (302) 577-5240
Member fax: (302) 577-6765
Member email: mlaffey@doe.k12.de.us


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District of Columbia
Tanisha Brown, Accreditation Specialist Office of Educator Licensure and Accreditation Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
OSSE Office of the State Superintendent of Education
810 First Street, N.E., 5th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20002
Telephone: (202) 741-5095
www.osse.dc.gov
Member phone: (202) 741-5095
Member fax: (202) 741-0227
Member email: tanisha.brown@dc.gov


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Florida
Peggy Primicerio, Eisenhower Program Coordinator
State University System of Florida
Turlington Building, Suite 1614
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Telephone: 850-245-0505
Fax: 850-245-9667
www.fldoe.org
Member phone: 850-488-6547
Member fax: 850-413-7698
Member email: peggy.primicerio@fldoe.org

PD Collaborative site: www.fldoe.org/grants/

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Georgia
Katherine Thompson, Director,Teacher Quality Program
University of Georgia
Teacher Quality Higher Education Program
372 Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-4812
Member phone: (706) 542-1808
Member fax: (706) 542-8974
Member email: kthompso@coe.uga.edu

PD Collaborative site: www.coe.uga.edu/teacherquality

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Hawaii
Christine Sorensen, Dean, College of Education
University of Hawaii at Manoa
College of Education
Wist Annex 2-128
1776 University Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96822-2463
Member phone: 808-956-7703
Member fax: 808-956-3106
Member email: sorens@hawaii.edu

PD Collaborative site: www.hawaii.edu/coe/research/index.html

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Idaho
Allison McClintick, Educator Policy Program Manager
Idaho Department of Education
650 West State Street
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0027
www.sde.state.id.us/Dept/
Member phone: 208-332-1579
Member fax: 208-334-2632
Member email: amcclintick@osbe.state.id.us


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Illinois
Rich Jachino, Assistant Director, Academic Affairs
Illinois Board of Higher Education
431 East Adams Street, Second Floor
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1404
Telephone: 217-782-2551
Fax: 217-782-8548
Agency E-mail: info@ibhe.org
www.ibhe.state.il.us
Member phone: (217) 557-7339
Member fax: (217) 782-8548
Member email: jachino@ibhe.org


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Indiana
Catisha Coates, Special Projects Coordinator
Indiana Commission for Higher Education
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 550
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-1971
Telephone: 317-464-4400
Fax: 317-464-4410
www.che.state.in.us
Member phone: 317-464-4400 ext 25
Member fax: 
Member email: catishac@che.in.gov

PD Collaborative site: www.in.gov/che/2383.htm

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Iowa
Diana Gonzalez, Policy and Operations Officer
Board of Regents, State of Iowa
11260 Aurora Avenue
Urbandale, Iowa 50322-7905
Telephone: 515-281-3934
Fax: 515-281-6420
www2.state.ia.us/regents
Member phone: 515-242-6116
Member fax: 515-281-6420
Member email: gonzalez@iastate.edu


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Kansas
Jean Marie Redecker, Director of Academic Affairs
Kansas Board of Regents
1000 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 520
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1368
Telephone: 785-296-3421
Fax: 785-296-0983
Agency E-mail:
www.kansasregents.org
Member phone: 785-296-4936
Member fax: 785-296-4526
Member email: jredeker@ksbor.org

PD Collaborative site: www.kansasregents.org/adult_ed/career/nclb.html

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Kentucky
John T. DeAtley, Senior Associate, Academic Affairs
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-8204
Telephone: 502-573-1555
Fax: 502-573-1535
Agency E-mail: Cpe.webmaster@ky.gov
cpe.ky.gov
Member phone: 502-573-1555, ext. 264
Member fax: 502-573-1535
Member email: John.DeAtley@ky.gov


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Louisiana
Noreen Lackett, Enhancement Program Manager
Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program (LaSIP)
1201 North Third Street, Suite 6-260
P.O. Box 5029
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-5029
Member phone: (225) 342-4253
Member fax: (225) 342-9318
Member email: noreen.lackett@regents.la.gov

PD Collaborative site: www.lasip.org/sheeo.asp

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Maine
Margaret (Meghan) Southworth, ESEA Title II Coordinator
Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
www.state.me.us/education/
Member phone: 207-624-6723
Member fax: 207-626-6706
Member email: Margaret.Southworth@maine.gov

PD Collaborative site: www.maine.gov/education/nclb/tiia/home.htm

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Maryland
Melinda Vann, Associate Director, Office of Grants
Maryland Higher Education Commission, Office of Outreach and Grants Management
6 N. Liberty Street, 10th FL
Baltimore, MD 21201
www.mhec.state.md.us
Member phone: 410-260-4578
Member fax: 410-260-3200
Member email: mvann@mhec.state.md.us

PD Collaborative site: www.mhec.state.md.us/Grants/ITQ/ITQ.asp

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Massachusetts
Aundrea Kelley, Deputy Commissioner, P-16 Policy
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place, Room 1401
Boston, Massachusetts 02108-1696
Telephone: 617-994-6950
Fax: 617-994-6397
Agency E-mail: bhe@bhe.mass.edu
www.mass.edu
Member phone: (617) 994-6979
Member fax: (617) 727-0955
Member email: akelley@bhe.mass.edu

PD Collaborative site: www.mass.edu/t_q/home.asp?id=1

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Michigan
Donna Hamilton, Professional Development Consultant
Department of Education
Professional Preparation & Development Unit
608 W. Allegan Street
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
Member phone: 517-241-4546
Member fax: 
Member email: HamiltonDL@michigan.gov

PD Collaborative site: www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-6530_5683_5703---,00.html

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Minnesota
Nancy B. Walters, Program Manager
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108-5227
Telephone: 651-642-0567
Toll-free Telephone: 800-657-3866
Fax: 651-642-0675
www.ohe.state.mn.us
Member phone: 651-642-0596
Member fax: 651-642-0675
Member email: nancy.walters@state.mn.us

PD Collaborative site: www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=241

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Mississippi
Susan P. Lee, Director of P-16 Initiatives
Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning
Office of Academic Affairs
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 3921-6453
www.mississippi.edu
Member phone: 601-432-6522
Member fax: 601-432-6978
Member email: slee@mississippi.edu

PD Collaborative site: www.ihl.state.ms.us/oasa/overview.html

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Missouri
Elizabeth Valentine, Senior Associate in Academic Affairs
Missouri Department of Higher Education
3515 Amazonas Drive
Jefferson City, Missouri 65109-5717
Telephone: 573-751-2361
Fax: 573-751-6635
www.dhe.mo.gov
Member phone: (573) 751-1790
Member fax: (573) 751-6635
Member email: Elizabeth.Valentine@dhe.mo.gov

PD Collaborative site: www.dhe.mo.gov/teacherquality.shtml

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Montana
Thomas H. Gibson, Director, Academic Processes & eLearning Business Division of Academic, Research, & Student Affairs
Montana University System
Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
2500 Broadway Street
PO Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620-3201
Telephone: 406-444-6570
Fax: 406-444-1469
www.mus.edu
Member phone: 406-444-0374
Member fax: 406-444-1469
Member email: tgibson@montana.edu

PD Collaborative site: www.mus.edu/che/arsa/TitleII/TitleII.asp

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Nebraska
Kathleen L. Fimple, Academic Programs Officer
Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
140 North 8th Street, Suite 300
P. O. Box 95005
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5005
Telephone: 402-471-2847
Fax: 402-471-2886
www.ccpe.state.ne.us/PublicDoc/CCPE/Default.asp
Member phone: 402-471-0030
Member fax: 402-471-2886
Member email: Kathleen.Fimple@nebraska.gov

PD Collaborative site: http://www.ccpe.state.ne.us/publicdoc/ccpe/itq/default.asp

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Nevada
Jeff Shih, Associate Professor, Mathematics Education
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway
Box 453005
Las Vegas, NV 89154-3005
Member phone: 702-895-4984
Member fax: 702-895-4898
Member email: jshih@unlv.nevada.edu


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New Hampshire
Nancy Childress, Program Specialist, Title IIA
New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
www.ed.state.nh.us/education/
Member phone: (603) 271-6579
Member fax: (603) 271-2760
Member email: Nancy.Childress@ed.state.nh.us

PD Collaborative site: www.ed.state.nh.us/education/doe/organization/instruction/boip/TitleII-A.htm

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New Jersey
Sandy O'Neil, Office of Educational Standards and Programs
New Jersey Commission on Higher Education
20 West State Street
P. O. Box 542
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0542
www.state.nj.us/highereducation
Member phone: (609) 777-4662
Member fax: (609) 341-3884
Member email: sandy.oneil@doe.state.nj.us


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New Mexico
Gerald Pitzl, P20 Policy Analyst
New Mexico Higher Education Department
2048 Galisteo Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505-2100
Telephone: 505-476-8400
Fax: 505-476-8453
Agency E-mail: laura.mulry@state.nm.us
www.hed.state.nm.us
Member phone: 505-476-8407
Member fax: 5054768453
Member email: gerald.pitzl@state.nm.us


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New York
David Lovell, Assistant in Higher Education, Teacher Development Programs Unit
New York State Education Department
979 Education Building Addition
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
www.nysed.gov/
Member phone: (518) 486-2784
Member fax: 
Member email: dlovell@mail.nysed.gov dlovell@mail.nysed.gov

PD Collaborative site: www.highered.nysed.gov/kiap/TEACHING/Teacherdevprogramunit.htm

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North Carolina
Michael F. Williams, Director of NC QUEST, Coordinator of Professional Development
North Carolina Center for School Leadership Development
140 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
csld.northcarolina.edu
Member phone: 919-843-4110
Member fax: 919-962-3183
Member email: mwilliams@northcarolina.edu

PD Collaborative site: www.northcarolina.edu/content.php/usp/ncquest/index.htm

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North Dakota
Greg Gallagher, Director of Education Improvement
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0440
www.dpi.state.nd.us
Member phone: 701-328-4572
Member fax: 701-328-2461
Member email: ggallagher@state.nd.us

PD Collaborative site: www.dpi.state.nd.us/titleII/partA.shtm

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Ohio
Russell Utgard, Project Director for Improving Teacher Quality
Ohio Board of Regents
30 East Broad Street, 36th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414
Telephone: 614-466-6000
Fax: 614-466-5866
Agency E-mail: regents@regents.state.oh.us
regents.ohio.gov
Member phone: 614-752-9541
Member fax: 614-466-5866
Member email: rutgard@regents.state.oh.us

PD Collaborative site: regents.ohio.gov/academic_programs/itqp/index.php

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Oklahoma
Goldie Thompson, Director, Teacher Education
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
655 Research Parkway, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Telephone: 405-225-9100
Fax: 405-225-9230
www.okhighered.org
Member phone: (405) 225-9143
Member fax: 4052259230
Member email: gthompson@osrhe.edu

PD Collaborative Site: http://www.okhighered.org/itq/

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Oregon
Ella Taylor, Director
Western Oregon University, The Teaching Research Institute
345 N Monmouth Avenue
Monmouth, OR 97361
www.wou.edu/tri/
Member phone: (503) 838-8589
Member fax: (503) 838-8150
Member email: taylore@wou.edu

PD Collaborative site: www.tr.wou.edu/usp/

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Pennsylvania
Jamal K. Wakeem, Higher Education Associate II
Pennsylvania State Department of Education
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17126-0333
Telephone: 717-787-5041
Fax: 717-783-5420
Agency E-mail: 00postse@psupen.psu.edu
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=7237&mode=2
Member phone: 717-772-3566
Member fax: 
Member email: jwakeem@pa.gov

PD Collaborative site: www.teaching.state.pa.us/teaching/cwp/view.asp?a=11&Q=32392

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Rhode Island
Deborah Grossman-Garber, Interim Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs
Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education
The Shepard Building
80 Washington Street, Suite 524
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Telephone: 401-456-6000
Agency E-mail: smaurano@ribghe.org
www.ribghe.org
Member phone: (401) 462-9332
Member fax: (401) 462-9345
Member email: dgrossman-garber@ribghe.org

PD Collaborative site: www.ribghe.org/itq.htm

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South Carolina
Paula A. Gregg, Program Manager, Academic Affairs
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
1333 Main Street, Suite 200
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Telephone: 803-737-2260
Fax: 803-737-2297
www.che.sc.gov
Member phone: (803) 737-2246
Member fax: (803) 737-2297
Member email: pgregg@che.sc.gov

PD Collaborative site: www.che.sc.gov/New_Web/ApplicationsPg.htm

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South Dakota
Paul D. Turman, Vice President for Research & Economic Development
South Dakota Board of Regents
306 East Capitol Avenue, Suite 200
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2409
Telephone: 605-773-3455
Fax: 605-773-5320
Agency E-mail: info@sdbor.edu
www.ris.sdbor.edu
Member phone: (605) 773-3455
Member fax: 
Member email: paul.turman@sdbor.edu

PD Collaborative site: www.sdbor.edu/grants/nclb/

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Tennessee
Mike Krause, Director of Academic Affairs
Tennessee Higher Education Commission
404 James Robertson Parkway
Parkway Towers, Suite 1900
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0830
Telephone: 615-741-3605
Fax: 615-741-6230
www.state.tn.us/thec
Member phone: 615-532-9704
Member fax: 
Member email: Mike.Krause@tn.gov


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Texas
Elizabeth Powers, Director, Teacher Quality Grants
University of Texas at Austin
Dana Research Center for Mathematics and Science Education
2901 IH-35, Suite 2.200
Austin, Texas 78722
Member phone: 512-427-6535
Member fax: 
Member email: Elizabeth.Powers@THECB.state.tx.us

PD Collaborative site: www.utdanacenter.org/teacherquality/

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Utah
Phyllis "Teddi" Safman, Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs
Utah System of Higher Education
Board of Regents Building, The Gateway
60 South 400 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101-1284
Telephone: 801-321-7100
Fax: 801-321-7199
www.utahsbr.edu
Member phone: 801-321-7127
Member fax: 801-321-7199
Member email: psafman@utahsbr.edu


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Vermont
M.C. Moran, Program Manager – Professional Development
Vermont Department of Education
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620
Member phone: 802-828-3813
Member fax: 
Member email: MC.Moran@state.vt.us


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Virginia
Darlene Derricott, Director of Academic Services
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
101 North 14th Street, 9th floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Telephone: 804-225-2621
Fax: 804-225-2604
Agency Email: communications@schev.edu
www.schev.edu
Member phone: 804-225-2621
Member fax: 804-225-2604
Member email: DarleneDerricott@schev.edu

PD Collaborative site: www.schev.edu/AdminFaculty/NCLB-RFP.asp

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Washington
Mark Bergeson, Associate Director
Washington Student Achievement Council
917 Lakeridge Way
P.O. Box 43430
Olympia, Washington 98504-3430
Telephone: 360-753-7800
Fax: 360-753-7808
Agency E-mail: info@hecb.wa.com
www.wsac.wa.gov
Member phone: 360-753-7881
Member fax: 360-704-6281
Member email: markb@wsac.wa.gov

PD Collaborative site: www.wsac.wa.gov/Educatorsfor21stCentury

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West Virginia
Mark W. Stotler, Assistant Director of Academic Affairs
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
1018 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Suite 700
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
Telephone: 304-558-2101
Fax: 304-558-5719
www.hepc.wvnet.edu
Member phone: 304-558-0261
Member fax: 304-558-1646
Member email: stotler@hepc.wvnet.edu


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Wisconsin
Phil Makurat, Coordinator, Wisconsin ESEA Improving Teacher Quality Program
UW-Whitewater
800 W. Main St.
Whitewater, WI. 53190
Member phone: 262-472-5802
Member fax: 262-472-1988
Member email: makuratp@uww.edu

PD Collaborative site: www.uwsa.edu/acss/esea/

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Wyoming
Carol Illian, Supervisor, Title II and Title V
Department of Education
2300 Capitol Avenue
Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002
www.k12.wy.us
Member phone: 307-777-8715
Member fax: 307-777-6234
Member email: cillia@educ.state.wy.us


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Puerto Rico
Carlos Chardón Lopez, Director of Evaluation, Planning, Statistics and Research, and of Federal Affairs Offices
Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education
Box 1900
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00910-1900
Telephone: 787-641-7100
Fax: 787-641-2573
www.ces.gobierno.pr
Member phone: 787-641-7100 Ext. 2089
Member fax: 787-641-2573
Member email: cchardon@ces.gobierno.pr

PD Collaborative site: www.gobierno.pr/CESPR/PropuestasNoChildLeftBehind/

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U.S. Department of Education
Margaret A. Miles, Program Officer, Title II
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 3C118
Washington, DC 20202
Member phone: (202) 260-2531
Member fax: 
Member email: margaret.miles@ed.gov


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U.S. Department of Education
Elizabeth Witt, Team Leader for Teacher Quality Programs
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 5C134
Washington, DC 20202
Member phone: (202) 260-5585
Member fax: (202) 260-8969
Member email: Elizabeth.Witt@ed.gov


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