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Staff Responsibilities

This listing is not intended to be inclusive of all staff responsibilities, but rather to be used as a general reference guideline when searching for Office of Education staff members who may be of assistance.


Jim Vidak, County Superintendent of Schools (559) 733-6301
Reception Desk (559) 733-6300


Area of Responsibility Resource Staff
Phone
Area Code (559)
A Ticket to Success Linda Patino 730-2737
Ext.4321
Academic Collaborative for Exceptional Learners (AcCEL) Sarah Hamilton 730-2910
Ext.5128
Academic Decathlon Cari Carlson 651-3350
Ext.3358
Accounts Payable (CSSF) Patty Blaswich 733-6691
Ext.1501
Accounts Receivable (CSSF) Patty Blaswich 733-6691
Ext.1501
Adaptive Physical Education Jennifer Reimer 730-2910
Ext.5141
Administration, Business Craig Wheaton 733-6474
Ext.1201
Administration, Instruction (District Support) Charlene Stringham 302-3633
Ext.3109
Administration, Instruction (Student Support) Julie Berk 651-3022
Ext.3951
Administration, Special Services Tammy McKean 730-2910
Ext.5120
Administrative Credential Program Mary Dolan 302-3640
Ext.1356
Adult Education Charlene Stringham 302-3633
Ext.3109
After School Programs (Elementary) Virginia Sepeda 651-0155
Ext.3613
After School Programs (Regional) Virginia Sepeda 651-0155
Ext.3613
Arbor Day Nicole Ray 651-3031
Ext.3328
Art Kate Stover 741-0809
Ext.3648
Asbestos Abatement Jeff Ramsay 733-6601
Ext.1204
Assessed Valuations/Debt Limit Danika Curlee 737-4237
Ext.1404
Assessment Jennifer Francone 651-3831
Ext.3301
Assessment (Special Services) Tammy McKean 730-2910
Ext.5120
Attendance Accounting (school districts) Christina Loya 733-6450
Ext.1406
Audiology Rachel Weaver 730-2910
Ext.5146
Audit Findings Resolution (School Districts) Danika Curlee 737-4237
Ext.1404
Audit Report Extension Requests Danika Curlee 737-4237
Ext.1404
Auditing 733-6338
Ext.1401
Automatic Payroll Deposits Christina Loya 733-6450
Ext.1406
Behavioral Health Services Jennifer Newell 730-2969
Ext.6938
Bilingual Education Sandi Cahill

Laura Gonzalez

Alesha Ramirez
651-0562
Ext.3355
651-0680
Ext.3352
651-0680
Ext.3352
Board and Conference Room Scheduling Receptionist 733-6300
Ext.1100
Board Policy Craig Wheaton

Shelly DiCenzo
733-6474
Ext.1201
733-6312
Ext.1202
Bright Future Program Ron Pekarek 747-3984
Ext.6811
Budget Control (CSSF) Patty Blaswich 733-6691
Ext.1501
Budget Control (School Districts) 733-6338
Ext.1401
Budget Development 733-6338
Ext.1401
Budget Transfers Christina Valdés 733-6470
Ext.1415
Building Construction (CSSF) Jeff Ramsay 733-6601
Ext.1204
Building Maintenance Jeff Ramsay 733-6601
Ext.1204
Bullying Prevention Gene Mendes 651-0155
Ext.3618
Buses (purchase or lease) 733-6338
Ext.1401
CAASPP Carl Veater 651-3031
Ext.3341
CAC (Community Advisory Committee) Norma Erwin 730-2910
Ext.5125
CALPADS Jana Rice 730-2910
Ext.5136
CAL-OSHA John Rodriguez 733-6306
Ext.1702
California Center on Teaching Careers Donna Glassman-Sommer 730-2549
Ext.1341
California Friday Night Live Partnership Jim Kooler 733-6496
Ext.1263
California State Standards Jen Francone 651-3831
Ext.3301
Career Technical Education Joy Soares 733-6101
Ext.1124
Categorical Program Monitoring Samantha Tate 302-3638
Ext.3111
CBEDS Shelly DiCenzo 733-6312
Ext.1202
CBEST Sara Marvin 733-6859
Ext.1715
CHARACTER COUNTS! Kelley Petty 740-4303
Ext.1301
Charter School Petitions Guadalupe Solis 733-6328
Ext.3101
Check Cancellations/Stop Payments Kandice Thorpe 730-2505
Ext.1414
Checks (vendor payments/CSSF) Patty Blaswich 733-6691
Ext.1501
Checks (vendor payments/school districts) 733-6338
Ext.1401
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Linda Cemo 651-0130
Ext.3712
CHOICES (drug abuse/gang prevention) Frank Silveira 651-0155
Ext.3611
Circle J Ranch Dianne Shew 539-2642
Ext.4810
Class Size Reduction Samantha Tate 651-3044
Ext.3306
Classroom Management Samantha Tate 651-3044
Ext.3306
Closing Funds at County Treasury Danika Curlee 737-4237
Ext.1404
College Eligibility Joy Soares 733-6101
Ext.1124
College Night Lori Morton 733-6101
Ext.1123
Community Schools Nicole Rocha 651-2904
Connections for Quality Care (Child Care) Melissa Bachtelle 651-3026
Ext.3903
Consolidated Applications Samantha Tate 651-3044
Ext.3306
Content Standards Jen Francone 651-3831
Ext.3301
Continuation High Schools Nicole Rocha 651-2904
Contracts (Library, Housing, Master Plan) Craig Wheaton

Elizabeth Sisk
733-6474
Ext.1201
733-6339
Ext.1402
County Board of Education Jim Vidak 733-6301
Ext.1101
County Committee on School District Organization Jim Vidak 733-6301
Ext.1101
County School Directory Robert Herman 733-6606
Ext.1104
County School Service Fund (CSSF) Patty Blaswich 733-6691
Ext.1501
Court Schools Nicole Rocha 651-2904
Credentials Enid Brinkman 733-6327
Ext.1714
Critical Thinking Jen Francone 651-3831
Ext.3301
Curriculum Jen Francone 651-3831
Ext.3301
CyberQuest Katherine Goyette 651-3008
Ext.3325
Dance Kate Stover 741-0809
Ext.3648
Deaf/Hearing Impaired Rachel Weaver 730-2910
Ext.5146
Deferred Maintenance Mark Martinez 737-4322
Ext.1409
Developer Fees Kandice Thorpe 730-2505
Ext.1414
Disaster Preparedness Jeff Ramsay 733-6601
Ext.1204
District/School Accountability Martin Frolli 739-0319
Ext.3103
District Support Services (Instruction) Charlene Stringham 302-3633
Ext.3109
Drama/Theatre Arts Kate Stover 741-0809
Ext.3648
Drug Abuse/Prevention Frank Silveira 651-0155
Ext.3611
E-Portal (TCOE) HR Specialists 733-6306
Early Childhood Education Julie Berk 651-3022
Ext.3951
Early Childhood Education (Migrant) Tony Velásquez 651-3035
Ext.3430
Earnings Withholding Orders Kandice Thorpe 730-2505
Ext.1414
Education Code Craig Wheaton

Shelly DiCenzo
733-6474
Ext.1201
733-6312
Ext.1202
Educational Options Nicole Rocha 651-2904
Educational Resource Services Jen Francone 651-3831
Ext.3301
Educational Technology Development & Support Services Debra Lockwood 651-3042
Ext.3310
Elections Craig Wheaton

Shelly DiCenzo
733-6474
Ext.1201
733-6312
Ext.1202
ELPAC Sandi Cahill 651-0562
Ext.3355
English Learners Sandi Cahill

Laura Gonzalez

Alesha Ramirez
651-0562
Ext.3355
651-0680
Ext.3352
651-0680
Ext.3352
Expanding Your Horizons Nicole Ray

Paula Terrill
651-3031
Ext.3328
651-0565
Ext.3326
Expense Claims (CSSF) Patty Blaswich 733-6691
Ext.1501
Expulsions/Suspensions Appeals Craig Wheaton

Shelly DiCenzo
733-6474
Ext.1201
733-6312
Ext.1202
Financial System Chart of Accounts/Menu Access 733-6338
Ext.1401
Fingerprinting Human Resources 302-3650
Foreign Language Alesha Ramirez 651-0680
Ext.3352
Forest Reserve Funds 733-6338
Ext.1401
Foster/Homeless Youth Beth Wilshire 730-2910
Ext.5131
Foundation Jim Vidak 733-6301
Ext.1101
Foundations for Life Jenean Bray 651-3046
Ext.3353
Friday Night Live Frank Silveira 651-0155
Ext.3611
Gang Prevention Frank Silveira 651-0155
Ext.3611
Geography Gay Atmajian 651-3350
Ext.3358
Hazardous Materials Jeff Ramsay 733-6601
Ext.1204
Health/Community Services (Migrant) Tony Velásquez 651-3035
Ext.3430
Health Education Services Nan Arnold 651-0130
Ext.3710
HEART Program (After School) Daryn Davis 798-9126
History/Social Science Gay Atmajian 651-3350
Ext.3358
Human Resources John Rodriguez 733-6306
Ext.1702
Identification and Recruitment (Migrant) Shantall Porchia 651-3035
Ext.3404
IMPACT Intern Program Mary Dolan 302-3640
Ext.1356
Information Systems Wayne Lacy 730-2900
Ext.1601
Information Systems Helpdesk IS Helpdesk 730-2900
Ext.1660
Instruction (Migrant/PreK-12) Tony Velásquez 651-3035
Ext.3430
Instruction (regular program) Jen Francone 651-3831
Ext.3301
Instructional Consultants Jen Francone 651-3831
Ext.3301
Instructional Materials Debra Lockwood 651-3042
Ext.3310
Insurance (health-master plan-property/liability) Jeff Ramsay 733-6601
Ext.1204
Interdistrict Attendance Appeals Craig Wheaton

Shelly DiCenzo
733-6474
Ext.1201
733-6312
Ext.1202
Interfund Loans Christina Loya 733-6450
Ext.1406
Internet Wayne Lacy 730-2900
Ext.1601
J-29 Property Tax Reporting Danika Curlee 737-4237
Ext.1404
Juvenile Detention Facility Nicole Rocha 651-2904
La Sierra Charter Schools Anjelica Zermeño 733-6963
Ext.4208
Language Acquisition Laura Gonzalez 651-0680
Ext.3352
Language Arts Jenean Bray

Timothy Budz

Cari Carlson

Lisa Lemus

Marla Martin

651-3046
Ext.3353
651-3046
Ext.3353
651-3350
Ext.3358
651-4825
Ext.3351
651-4825
Ext.3351
Language Development Sandi Cahill

Laura Gonzalez

Alesha Ramirez
651-0562
Ext.3355
651-0680
Ext.3352
651-0680
Ext.3352
LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan) Martin Frolli 739-0319
Ext.3103
LCFF State Aid Calculations Sherri Rocha 730-2731
Ext.1411
Leadership Support Services Martin Frolli 739-0319
Ext.3103
Learning Handicapped Jennifer Reimer 730-2910
Ext.5141
Learning Resources Display Center (LRDC) Debra Lockwood 651-3042
Ext.3310
Legal Services Agreement (District Consortium) Craig Wheaton 733-6474
Ext.1201
Legislation Jim Vidak 733-6301
Ext.1101
Library/Media Services Debra Lockwood 651-3042
Ext.3310
Linked Learning Joy Soares 733-6101
Ext.1124
Live Scan Fingerprinting Human Resources 733-6306
Management Information Systems (Special Services) Tammy McKean 730-2910
Ext.5120
Math Super Bowl Julie Joseph

Paula Terrill
651-3641
Ext.3330
651-0565
Ext.3326
Mathematics Javier Garcia

Julie Joseph

Joseph Lamb

Nicholas Lopez

Christine Roberts

Daniel Rocha

Carl Veater

Stephanie Verners

Kim Webb
651-1980
Ext.3334
651-3641
Ext.3330
651-3031
Ext.3332
651-3031
Ext.3337
651-2130
Ext.3337
651-2130
Ext.3339
651-3031
Ext.3341
651-3548
Ext.3336
651-1059
Ext.3331
Medi-Cal (Special Services) Sarah Hamilton 730-2910
Ext.5128
Media Arts Kate Stover 741-0809
Ext.3648
Media Productions Conan Palmer 733-6871
Ext.1311
Media Relations Robert Herman 733-6606
Ext.1104
Mentor Teacher Program Mary Dolan

Barbara Leal
302-3640
Ext.1356
733-6315
Ext.1362
Middle Schools Jen Francone 651-3831
Ext.3301
Migrant Education Tony Velásquez 651-3035
Ext.3430
Mini-Corps (Migrant) Anabel Gonzalez 651-3035
Ext.3435
Mock Trial Kate Stover

Paula Terrill
741-0809
Ext.3648
651-0565
Ext.3326
Multimedia Conan Palmer 733-6871
Ext.1311
Music Kate Stover 741-0809
Ext.3648
National Board Certification Samantha Tate 651-3044
Ext.3306
National History Day Gay Atmajian

Paula Terrill
651-3350
Ext.3358
651-0565
Ext.3326
New Teacher and Leadership Development Mary Dolan 302-3640
Ext.1356
News Releases Robert Herman 733-6606
Ext.1104
Night at the 21st Century Museum Kate Stover

Juliana Davidian
741-0809
Ext.3648
651-3003
Ext.3322
Nursing Services (School) Nan Arnold 651-0130
Ext.3710
Nutrition Robyn Cooper 651-0130
Ext.3723
Occupational/Physical Therapy (Special Services) Rachel Weaver 730-2910
Ext.5146
OnStage Program Bethany Rader 651-1482
Ext.3645
Outdoor Education Dianne Shew 539-2642
Ext.4810
Parent/Infant Program Ron Pekarek 747-3984
Ext.6811
Parent Training/Involvement (Migrant) Tony Velásquez 651-3035
Ext.3430
Payroll (Office of Education) Maria Lara 733-6873
Ext.1407
Payroll (School Districts) Mark Martinez 737-4322
Ext.1409
Payroll Tax Rates Mark Martinez 737-4322
Ext.1409
Personnel John Rodriguez 733-6306
Ext.1702
Physical Education Jared Marr 651-3047
Ext.3323
Physics Day Jared Marr

Juliana Davidian
651-3047
Ext.3323
651-3003
Ext.3322
Planetarium & Science Center Conan Palmer 733-6871
Ext.1311
Poetry & Prose Nancy Bellin 733-6734
Ext.1105
Poetry Out Loud Kate Stover

Paula Terrill
741-0809
Ext.3648
651-0565
Ext.3326
Preschool (Special Services) Joe Martinez 730-2910
Ext.5164
Preschool (Early Childhood Education) Julie Berk 651-3022
Ext.3951
Press Releases Robert Herman 733-6606
Ext.1104
Prevailing Wage Rate Jeff Ramsay 733-6601
Ext.1204
Printing/Graphics Center Mike Franco

Karen Muro
733-6963
Ext.4248
737-4321
Professional Development & Learning Jen Francone 651-3831
Ext.3301
Professional Library Debra Lockwood 651-3042
Ext.3310
Project Based Learning Katherine Goyette 651-3008
Ext.3325
Property Tax Apportionment 733-6338
Ext.1401
Psychological Services Joe Martinez 730-2910
Ext.5164
Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) Sara Marvin 733-6859
Ext.1715
Public Relations Robert Herman 733-6606
Ext.1104
Publications Robert Herman 733-6606
Ext.1104
Pursuing Victory with Honor (CHARACTER COUNTS! Sports Program) Kelley Petty 740-4303
Ext.1301
Quarterly Interest Posting Danika Curlee 737-4237
Ext.1404
Reading Jen Francone 651-3831
Ext.3301
Reading Revolution Debra Lockwood

Paula Terrill
651-3042
Ext.3310
651-0565
Ext.3326
Reconnecting Youth Frank Silveira 651-0155
Ext.3611
Resource & Referral (Early Childhood Education) Melissa Bachtelle 651-3026
Ext.3903
Safe School Planning Frank Silveira 651-0155
Ext.3611
Safety Jeff Ramsay 733-6601
Ext.1204
Salary Settlement Disclosures Danika Curlee 737-4237
Ext.1404
SARB (School Attendance Review Board) Nicole Rocha 651-2904
School Boards Association (Secretary) Marlene Moreno 733-6302
Ext.1102
School Directory Robert Herman 733-6606
Ext.1104
School District Legal Aspects Craig Wheaton

Shelly DiCenzo
733-6474
Ext.1201
733-6312
Ext.1202
School District Trustee Boundaries Shelly DiCenzo 733-6312
Ext.1202
School District Organization Jim Vidak 733-6301
Ext.1101
School Finance 733-6338
Ext.1401
School Health Programs Nan Arnold 651-0130
Ext.3710
School Improvement Programs Charlene Stringham 302-3633
Ext.3109
School Revenue Apportionments Jessikah Saechao 730-2683
Ext.1413
SCICON Dianne Shew 539-2642
Ext.4810
Science Jared Marr

Nicole Ray
651-3047
Ext.3323
651-3031
Ext.3328
Science Olympiad Jared Marr

Nicole Ray

Paula Terrill
651-3047
Ext.3323
651-3031
Ext.3328
651-0565
Ext.3326
Secondary Education Joy Soares 733-6101
Ext.1124
Section 125 Plan Set Up Mark Martinez 737-4322
Ext.1409
SELPA (Special Education Local Plan Area) Tammy McKean 730-2910
Ext.5120
Services for Education and Employment (SEE) Linda Patino 733-6730
Ext.4321
Severely Handicapped (AcCEL Program) Sarah Hamilton 730-2910
Ext.5128
Slick Rock Student Film Festival Slick Rock staff 651-0155
Smarter Balanced Assessment (TCOE schools only) Nicole Rocha 651-2904
Smarter Balanced Assessment (Technical Assistance) Carl Veater 651-3031
Ext.3341
Social Studies/History Gay Atmajian 651-3350
Ext.3358
Sound Beginnings Preschool (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) Rachel Weaver 730-2910
Ext.5146
Special Education Funding Patty Blaswich 733-6691
Ext.1501
Special Education Master Plan Tammy McKean 730-2910
Ext.5120
Special Education Programs Tammy McKean 730-2910
Ext.5120
Speech Therapy Rachel Weaver 730-2910
Ext.5146
Spelling Championship Nancy Bellin 733-6734
Ext.1105
Staff Development (Instruction) Jen Francone 651-3831
Ext.3301
Staff Development (Migrant) Tony Velásquez 651-3035
Ext.3430
Staff Development (Special Services) Elisabeth Flores 730-2910
Ext.5152
Standards and Assessment Jen Francone

Carl Veater
651-3831
Ext.3301
651-3031
Ext.3341
State Financial Reporting Software Assistance Sherri Rocha 730-2731
Ext.1411
State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) Vicki Sequeira 730-2542
Ext.1717
STEAM Jared Marr

Nicole Ray

Kate Stover
651-3047
Ext.3323
651-3031
Ext.3328
741-0809
Ext.3648
STEAM Expo (Science Fair) Jared Marr

Nicole Ray

Kate Stover

Paula Terrill
651-3047
Ext.3323
651-3031
Ext.3328
741-0809
Ext.3648
651-0565
Ext.3326
Stolen/Forged Check Affidavits Kandice Thorpe 730-2505
Ext.1414
Student Art Exhibitions Kate Stover 741-0809
Ext.3648
Student Events Juliana Davidian

Paula Terrill
651-3003
Ext.3322
651-0565
Ext.3326
Student Support Services Julie Berk 651-3022
Ext.3951
Substance Abuse Prevention Frank Silveira 651-0155
Ext.3611
Summer Food Program (Migrant) Tony Velásquez 651-3035
Ext.3430
Summer Site Programs (Migrant) Tony Velásquez 651-3035
Ext.3430
Supervision of Instruction Julie Berk

Charlene Stringham
651-3022
Ext.3951
302-3633
Ext.3109
Supplemental Educational Service Samantha Tate 651-3044
Ext.3306
System Menu Manager Set-up 733-6338
Ext.1401
Tax and Bond Elections Craig Wheaton 733-6474
Ext.1201
Teacher Induction Programs Barbara Leal 733-6315
Ext.1362
Teacher Recruitment John Rodriguez

Donna Glassman-Sommer
733-6306
Ext.1702
730-2549
Ext.1341
Teachers' Resource Center Debra Lockwood 651-3042
Ext.3310
Technology (Business Services & Administration) Wayne Lacy 730-2900
Ext.1601
Technology (Instruction) Katherine Goyette 651-3008
Ext.3325
Technology (Special Services) Sarah Hamilton 730-2910
Ext.5128
Teleconferences Wayne Lacy 733-2900
Ext.1601
Theatre Arts/Drama Kate Stover 741-0809
Ext.3648
Theatre Company Bethany Rader 651-1482
Ext.3645
Title III Samantha Tate 651-3044
Ext.3306
Title IX John Rodriguez 733-6306
Ext.1702
Tobacco Use Prevention Education Frank Silveira 651-0155
Ext.3611
Transitional Kindergarten Marla Martin 651-4825
Ext.3351
Transportation (Special Services) Melody Camarillo 730-2910
Ext.5133
TTY (hearing impaired) Rachel Weaver 730-2910
Ext.5146
Tulare County Council on Child & Youth Development Samantha Terry 651-1723
Ext.3857
Tulare Kings College and Career Collaborative Joy Soares 733-6101
Ext.1124
Unemployment Insurance John Rodriguez 733-6306
Ext.1702
Valenzuela Settlement Samantha Tate 651-3044
Ext.3306
Vendor/Payroll Payment Schedule Maria Lara 733-6873
Ext.1407
Visual and Performing Arts Kate Stover 741-0809
Ext.3648
Visually Handicapped Rachel Weaver 733-2910
Ext.5146
Voluntary Deduction Check Runs Jessikah Saechao 730-2683
Ext.1413
W2 Replacement Elizabeth Sisk 733-6339
Ext.1402
WASC Samantha Tate 302-3638
Ext.3111
Website Robert Herman 733-6606
Ext.1104
William's Settlement Samantha Tate 302-3638
Ext.3111
Work-Based Learning Joy Soares 733-6101
Ext.1124
Worker's Compensation John Rodriguez 733-6306
Ext.1702
Writing Jen Francone 651-3831
Ext.3301
Young Authors' Faire Debra Lockwood 651-3042
Ext.3310
Young People's Concerts Kate Stover 741-0809
Ext.3648
Youth Development Frank Silveira 651-0155
Ext.3611
Youth Work Program Linda Patino 733-6730
Ext.4321


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Jim Vidak, County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277
phone: (559) 733-6300 • fax: (559) 627-5219

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