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Primary Contacts for NIMAS/NIMAC

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Alabama | Alaska | American SamoaArizona | Arkansas | Bureau of Indian Education | California | Colorado | Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Federal States of Micronesia | Florida | Georgia | Guam | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas |Kentucky| Louisiana | Maine | Marshall Islands, Republic of | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Palau | Pennsylvania | Puerto Rico | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming


Teresa Lacy
Alabama Instructional Resource Center for the Blind
205 E. South street
Talladega, AL 35160
(256) 761-3237
lacy [dot] teresa [at] aidb [dot] state [dot] al [dot] us


Samuel Jordan
Education Specialist II, Special Education
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
801 W. 10th St., Suite 200
P.O. Box 110500
Juneau, AK 99811-0500
tel.: (907) 465-2824
fax: (907) 465-2806
samuel [dot] jordan [at] alaska [dot] gov

American Samoa

Moeolo Vaatausili
Assistant Director, Special Education Division
American Samoa Department of Education
P.O. Box 7078
Pago Pago, AS 96799
tel.: (684) 633-1323
mvaatausili [at] yahoo [dot] com


Candice Trainor
Education Program Specialist
Arizona Department of Education
Exceptional Student Services
1535 West Jefferson Street, Bin #24
Phoenix, AZ 85007
tel.: (602) 364-3984
fax: (602) 542-5404
candice [dot] trainor [at] azed [dot] gov


Lisa Haley
Associate Director, Special Education
Arkansas Department of Education, SEU
1401 West Capitol, Suite 450
Little Rock, AR 72201
tel.: (501) 682-4221
fax: (501) 682-5159
lisa [dot] haley [at] arkansas [dot] gov

Bureau of Indian Education

Donald Griffin
Education Specialist, Special Education
Division of Performance and Accountability
tel.: (505 563-5384
donald [dot] griffin [at] bie [dot] edu

Gloria Yepa
Supervisory Education Specialist, Special Education
tel.: (505) 563-5264
gloria [dot] yepa [at] bie [dot] edu


Laurie Garcia, Manager II
Division Support and CSMT Admin. Management Unit
Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division
1430 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
tel.: (916) 319-0964
lgarcia [at] cde [dot] ca [dot] gov


Tanni Anthony
Supervisor/State Consultant on Visual Impairment
Colorado Department of Education
201 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
tel.: (303) 866-6681
Anthony_t [at] cde [dot] state [dot] co [dot] us

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Suzanne Lizama
Special Education Coordinator
CNMI Public School System
P.O. Box 1370
Saipan, MP 96950
Northern Mariana Islands
tel.: (670) 237-3029
fax: (670) 664-3774
lizamas [at] pss [dot] cnmi [dot] mp


Thomas Boudreau, Education Consultant
Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Special Education
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06145
tel.: (860) 713-6925
thomas [dot] boudreau [at] ct [dot] gov


Sarah Celestin
NIMAS State Coordinator
Delaware Department of Education
401 Federal Street, Suite 2
Dover, DE 19901-3639
tel.: (302) 735-4210
scelestin [at] doe [dot] k12 [dot] de [dot] us

District of Columbia

Desirée Brown
Special Assistant
Division of Specialized Education
Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
Government of the District of Columbia
810 First Street NE, Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20002
tel.: (202) 741-0271
desiree [dot] brown [at] dc [dot] gov

Federated States of Micronesia

NOTE: Due to their status as an independent country not covered under U.S. copyright law, The Federated States of Micronesia cannot coordinate with the NIMAC (nor therefore adopt the NIMAS in full) due to international copyright law.


Leanne Grillot
Program Specialist
Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services
325 West Gaines Street, Room 614
Tallahassee, FL 32399
tel.: (850) 245-0478
fax: (850) 245-0955
leanne [dot] grillot [at] fldoe [dot] org


Jim Downs, Program Manager
Georgia Instructional Materials Center
Division for Special Education Supports
Georgia Department of Education
890 N. Indian Creek Dr.
Clarkston, GA 30021
tel.: (404) 298-3653 local
tel.: (866) 245-1048 toll free
fax: (770) 357-8874 fax
jdowns [at] doe [dot] k12 [dot] ga [dot] us


Yolanda Gabriel
Guam Public School System
P.O. Box DE
Hagatna, GU 96932
ysgabriel [at] gdoe [dot] net


Christian Yates
State District Educational Specialist for Hearing and Vision Programs
Hawaii Department of Education
P.O. Box 2360
Honolulu, HI 96813
tel.: (808) 733-4999
Christian_Yates/HCDB/HIDOE [at] notes [dot] k12 [dot] hi [dot] us


Janice Carson, M.Ed.
Idaho Assistive Technology Project
121 West Sweet Avenue
Moscow, ID 83843
tel.: (208) 885-6104
janicec [at] uidaho [dot] edu


Kelly M. Wojcik
Principal Consultant
Special Education
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777-0001
tel.: (217) 782-5589
kwojcik [at] isbe [dot] net


Daniel McNulty
PATINS State Project Director
6036 Lakeside Blvd. Bldg. A
Indianapolis, IN 46278
tel.: (317) 333-7279
dmcnulty [at] ciesc [dot] k12 [dot] in [dot] us


Emily Thatcher
Consultant; Alternate Assessment, Standards and Curriculum
Iowa Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
400 E. 14th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0146
tel.: (319) (515) 281-3500
fax: (515) 242-5988
emily [dot] thatcher [at] iowa [dot] gov


Colleen Riley
State Director, Special Education
Kansas Department of Education
120 S 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612
tel.: (785) 291-3097
criley [at] ksde [dot] org


Denise Bailey
Kentucky Department of Education
18th Floor, Capital Plaza Tower
500 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
tel.: (502) 564-4970
Denise [dot] Bailey [at] education [dot] ky [dot] gov


Jackie Bobbett, Ph.D.
Division of Curriculum Standards
Louisiana Department of Education
1201 North 3rd Street
P.O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
tel.: (225) 342-1848
tel.: (877) 453-2721
fax: (225) 342-0178
jackie [dot] bobbett [at] la [dot] gov


Kathy Adams
Training Coordinator
University College
46 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
tel.: (207) 621-3195
kadamsot [at] maine [dot] rr [dot] com

Marshall Islands, Republic of

NOTE: Due to their status as an independent country not covered under U.S. copyright law, The Marshall Islands cannot coordinate with the NIMAC (nor therefore adopt the NIMAS in full) due to international copyright law.


Joshua Irzyk, Ed.D.
Statewide Vision Low Incidence Specialist
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
tel.: (410) 767-0812
fax: (401) 333-8165
jirzyk [at] msde [dot] state [dot] md [dot] us
The Maryland School for the Blind
3501 Taylor Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21236
tel.: (410) 444-5000 ext. 1410
joshuai [at] mdschblind [dot] org


Susan Hargrave
Instructional Technology Specialist and NIMAS/NIMAC Coordinator
Massachusetts Department of Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148
tel.: (781) 338-6844
fax: (781) 338-3195
shargrave [at] doe [dot] mass [dot] edu


Jeff Diedrich
Michigan's Integrated Technology Supports
6500 Centurion Drive #220
Lansing, MI 48917
tel.: (517) 908-390
jeff [dot] diedrich [at] gmail [dot] com


Joan Breslin-Larson
Supervisor, Special Education Policy
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN
tel.: (651) 582-1599
joan [dot] breslin-larson [at] state [dot] mn [dot] us


Susan M. Davis
Division Director, Parent Outreach
Mississippi Department of Education
Office of Special Education
359 North West Street #301
Jackson, MS 39205-0771
tel.: (601) 359-3498
fax: (601) 359-1829
sdavis [at] mde [dot] k12 [dot] ms [dot] us


John Effinger
Missouri Assistive Technology
1501 NW Jefferson Street
Blue Springs, MO 64015
tel.: (816) 228-6595
john [dot] effinger [at] att [dot] net


Donna E. Sorensen
Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
3911 Central Avenue
Great Falls, MT 59405
tel.: (406) 771-6001
cell: (503) 409-5576
videophone: (406) 760-1068
dsorensen [at] msdb [dot] mt [dot] gov


Teresa Coonts
Education Specialist
Nebraska Department of Education
6949 110th Street
Omaha, NE 68128
tel.: (402) 595-1810
teresa [dot] coonts [at] nebraska [dot] gov


Liz Isaacs
Project Coordinator
Nevada Special Education Technology Assistance Project
P.O. Box 603
Carson City, NV 89702
tel.: (775) 283-2315
nsetap [at] aol [dot] com

New Hampshire

Mary T. Lane
Special Education Consultant, Bureau of Special Education
New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3494
tel.: (603) 271-3740
Mary [dot] Lane [at] doe [dot] nh [dot] gov

New Jersey

Perkie Cannon
Special Education Consultant
New Jersey Department of Education-OSEP
104 The American Road
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
perkie [dot] cannon [at] doe [dot] state [dot] nj [dot] us

New Mexico

Lori Goetz, Education Administrator
New Mexico Public Education Department, Special Education Bureau
120 South Federal Place, Room 206
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
tel.: (505) 827-1461
lori [dot] goetz [at] state [dot] nm [dot] us

New York

Sophie McDermott
New York State Education Department
1 Commerce Plaza, Room 1624
Albany, NY 12234
tel.: (518) 486-7462
smcdermo [at] mail [dot] nysed [dot] gov

North Carolina

William Tubilleja
Vision Impairment Education Consultant
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
301 N. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
tel.: (919) 827-3951
fax: (919) 807-3243
William [dot] tubilleja [at] dpi [dot] nc [dot] gov

North Dakota

Lynn Dodge
Regional Coordinator
Department of Public Instruction, Special Education
600 E. Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505
tel.: (701) 328-2277
ldodge [at] nd [dot] gov


C. Nicole Morris
Center for Instructional Supports and Accessible Materials (CISAM)
Ohio State School for the Blind
5220 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43214
tel.: (614) 644-8461
nmorris [at] cisamoh [dot] org


Mark Everhart
Special Education Coordinator
Oklahoma State Department of Education
Special Education Services
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
tel.: (405) 521-4863
mark [dot] everhart [at] sde [dot] ok [dot] gov


Melissa Glover
Education Specialist, Regional Programs
Office of Student Learning & Partnerships
Oregon Department of Education
255 Capitol Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97310
tel.: (503) 947-5811
fax: (503) 378-5156
melissa [dot] glover [at] state [dot] or [dot] us


NOTE: Due to their status as an independent country not covered under U.S. copyright law, Palau cannot coordinate with the NIMAC (nor therefore adopt the NIMAS in full) due to international copyright law.


Frank Irzyk
Educational Consultant
Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)
6340 Flank Drive, Suite 600
Harrisburgh, PA 17112
tel.: (717) 541-4960
tel.: 1 (800) 360-7282 (toll free in PA only) 
firzyk [at] pattan [dot] net

Puerto Rico

Norma Sánchez Colón
Associate Secretary of Special Education
Cesar Gonzalez Street, Floor 9
P.O. Box 190759
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00919-0759
tel.: (787) 759-2000, ext. 2283
fax: (787) 759-6346
sanchez_n [at] de [dot] gobierno [dot] pr

Rhode Island

Jayne Rabideau
Program Director
Rhode Island Materials Access Center
@ TechACCESS of Rhode Island
110 Jefferson Boulveard, Suite 1
Warwick, RI 02888
tel.: (401) 463-0202
fax: (401) 463-3433
jayner [at] techaccess-ri [dot] org

South Carolina

Lee Speer
South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind
355 Cedar Springs Road
Spartanburg, SC 29302
tel./tty: (864) 577-1502
LSpeer [at] scsdb [dot] org

South Dakota

Colleen Kirby
Information Services
South Dakota State Library
MacKay Building
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501
tel.: (605) 773-3131
colleen [dot] kirby [at] state [dot] sd [dot] us


Rebecca Kuhn
Director of Adapted Media
Tennnessee School for the Blind
115 Stwearts Ferry Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
rebecca [dot] kuhn [at] tnschoolfortheblind [dot] org


Brent Pitt
Manager, IDEA Coordination Division
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701-1494
tel.: (512)463-9414
Brent [dot] Pitt [at] tea [dot] state [dot] tx [dot] us


Christine Timothy
Education Specialist, State Coordinator for NIMAS/NIMAC
Utah State Office of Education
250 East 500 South
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
tel.: (801) 538-7576
christine [dot] timothy [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov


Michael Ferguson
Special Education Consultant BEST Team
Vermont Department of Education
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620
(802) 828-5110
Michael [dot] Ferguson [at] state [dot] vt [dot] us


John Eisenberg
Education Specialist in Assistive Technology
Office of Special Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
tel.: (804) 225-2711
john [dot] eisenberg [at] doe [dot] virginia [dot] gov


Colleen Lines
Program Manager
Washington State School for the Blind
Ogden Resource Center
2310 E. 13th Street
Vancouver, WA 98661
fax: (360) 737-2120
tel.: (800) 562-4176 ext.183 (in state)
tel.: (360) 696-6321 ext.183 (out of state)
colleen [dot] lines [at] wssb [dot] wa [dot] gov

West Virginia

Valerie Wilson
Instructional Technology Coordinator
West Virginia Department of Education
Office of Special Programs
Building 6, Room 304
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV  25305
tel.: (304) 558-2697
vwilson [at] access [dot] k12 [dot] wv [dot] us


Stacy Grandt
Outreach Director
Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1700 W. State Street
Janesville, WI  53546
tel.: (608) 758-6145 local
tel.: (866) 284-1107 ext. 2 [toll free]
fax: (608) 758-6169
Stacy [dot] Grandt [at] wcbvi [dot] k12 [dot] wi [dot] us


Leslie Bechtel-Van Orman
Consultant for Services for the Visually Impaired
Wyoming Department of Education
320 West Main
Riverton, WY 82501-3450
tel.: (307) 856-5652
leslie [dot] vanorman [at] wyo [dot] gov


Last Updated: 12/03/2014

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