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ISBE Educator Effectiveness Division
Call Center - 217-557-6763
Fax Number - 217-524-1289
Email - licensure@isbe.net

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Educator LicensureEducator Effectiveness
  

Questions?
For more information contact us at (217) 524-4832.​​​

College and Career21st Century Community Learning CentersCollege and Career Readiness
  

For website navigation assistance, please call (217) 782-4321.

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Questions?
Please call Human Resources at (217) 782-6434.​​​​​​​​​

Agency and Board InformationEmploymentHuman Resources and Labor Relations
  

Office of Communications
Phone: 217-782-4648

Agency and Board InformationNews and MediaCommunications
  
Springfield Office (217) 782-0249
Springfield Fax (217) 782-1844
Finance Budgets and FundingAgency Budget InformationBudget and Financial Management
  

Internal Audit Division
100 N. 1st Street, N-361
Springfield, IL 62777

Phone: 217-782-2237
Fax: 217-558-4613

Tassi Maton, Chief Internal Auditor
Melinda Lowder, Private Secretary III

Agency and Board InformationInternal AuditInternal Audit
  

For futher information, contact Amanda Elliott or Sarah Hartwick in the Legislative Affairs Division at 217-782-6510.

Other ResourcesLegislative AffairsLegislative Affairs
  

100 N. 1st Street, E-216
Springfield, IL 62777
Phone: 866-317-6034
Fax: 217-782-6097

Assessment Division Contact List
Email: assessment@isbe.net
Rae Clementz, Director of Assessment and Accountability
Daniel L. Brown, Division Supervisor​​​

AssessmentAssessment and Accountability
  
College and CareerCareer Technical EducationAgriculture EducationCollege and Career Readiness
  
Assessment Division

866-317-6034

Wes Bruce – ilassesstech@gmail.com

Jamey Baiter – jbaiter@isbe.net

LTC Netspecs Contact Information

If you are interested in receiving direct information on Assessment T​echnology, then you may sign up for the listserv by sending a blank email to jbaiter@isbe.net with the word “SUBSCRIBE” in the subject line.​​​​​​

Innovation and IdeasEducational TechnologyAssessment Technology
  

Cindy Zumwalt, Division Administrator​​​​​​​ 
100 N. 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62777
(866)262-6663
(217)524-4835​

Early ChildhoodBirth to Age 3 Years
  
Springfield Office
(217) 782-2491; 800-545-7892 (toll free in Illinois)
(217)524-6124 (Fax)
  • Mark R. Haller
    Division Administrator

Email: cnp@isbe.net

Mail: Nutrition and Wellness Programs Illinois State Board of Education 100 North First Street, W-270 Springfield, IL 62777-0001​​​

Nutrition and Wellness
  

Email ​csls@isbe.net with any Learning Supports questions or comments.​​​​​​​​

Learning Supports
  

100 N. 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62777
(866)262-6663
217-782-3950

For more contact information about individual responsibities, visit our contact information page.

Data AnalysisData Strategies and Analytics
  

Early Childhood Division
100 N. 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62777
(217)524-4835​

Early Childhood
  

Dara Strode

Funding and Disbursement Services Division
Phone: (217) 782-5256​

Finance Budgets and FundingFunding and DisbursementsFunding and Disbursements
  

​For questions related to Educational Technology Programs, please contact the State E-rate Coordinator for Schools -  Jamey Baiter at jbaiter@isbe.net or (217)782-1514

Innovation and IdeasImprovement, Innovation, and Capacity Building
  

Email us at: ​family-engagement@isbe.net​​​​

Other ResourcesFamily Engagement
  

​​​Nutrition Programs Division; Illinois State Board of Education, 800/545-7892 or cnp@isbe.net

Division of Food, Drugs and Dairy; Illinois Department of Public Health, 217/785-2439​​​

HomeFOOD ALLERGY GUIDELINES COMMITTEE
  
Springfield Office

Phone: (217) 782-5256
Fax: (217) 782-3910​​​​

Division Administrator
Timothy Imler​​

Division Supervisor
Craig Rechner

Other ResourcesDivision Directory
  

Marci Johnson

Email: marjohns@isbe.net
Phone: (217) 524-4832​​​​​​​

College and CareerGifted EducationCollege and Career Readiness
  

If you have questions, please contact School Business Services Division:

Finance Budgets and FundingSchool FinanceSchool Business Services
  

If you have any questions, please contact HLS staff members at (217) 785-8779 or hls@isbe.net.​​​​​​​

School Construction
  

Annie Brooks

Email: abrooks@isbe.net​​

College and CareerHealth Science TechnologyCollege and Career Readiness
  
ILDS Data Project

ILDS@isbe.net

ILDS Data Advisory Committee (ILDSDAC)
ILDSDAC@isbe.net​​​​​​​​

Other ResourcesILLINOIS LONGITUDINAL DATA SYSTEM DATA ADVISORY COMMITTEE
  

​For questions related to Great Ideas, please contact Jamey Baiter at jbaiter@isbe.net or (217)558-3600

Innovation and IdeasGreat IdeasImprovement, Innovation, and Capacity Building
  

​Phone – 312.814.1260 General Email – state.charter.commission@illinois.gov

Hosanna Jones - Interim Executive Director Phone – 312.814.1258 Email – Hossanna.Mahaley-Jones@illinois.gov

Mailing Address: Illinois State Charter School Commission Michael A. Bilandic Building 160 North LaSalle Street Suite S-601 Chicago, IL 60601​​​​​​

Other ResourcesLegislative AffairsCommissions and Task ForcesIllinois State Charter School Commission (SCSC)Legislative Affairs
  

​If you have questions or comments please contact Angel Hoffek, College and Career Readiness Division, at (217) 524-4832.​​​

Learning StandardsScience Standards
  
For questions specific to the 6 Cent Menu Certification process please call 800.545.7892 or email nsl6cent@isbe.net

Submission of menu​ certification materials must be submitted electronically be email to nsl6cent@isbe.net

Nutrition and WellnessMenu Certification Resources
  
Division of Funding and Disbursement Services

Sally Cray
Phone: (217) 782-5256
Email: scray@isbe.net​​​​​

Finance Budgets and FundingFunding and DisbursementsGrants & ClaimsNew Census Estimates Released
  

Division Administrator:
Matthew Ulmer
Contact: fsm@isbe.net

Springfield Office (Main): 217/782-7970
Springfield Office (Fax): 217/782-2116

Springfield Address:
100 North 1st Street C-220
Springfield, Illinois 62777-0001

Finance Budgets and FundingFederal and State MonitoringFederal and State Monitoring
  

​Jane Blanton-217/524-4832 or at jblanton@isbe.net

Suzanne Dillow-217/524-4832 or at sdillow@isbe.net

Gary Greene-312-814-3985 or at ggreene@isbe.net

Finance Budgets and FundingGrantsNonpublic School Participation
  

Illinois State Board of Education’s College and Career Readiness Division: (217) 524-4832; arts@isbe.net; or mail at 100 N. First St., C-215, Springfield, IL 62777-0001. ​

Other ResourcesProgramsArts Week
  
(nclb@isbe.net)

NCLB Liaison- Melina Wright mewright@isbe.net (312/814-2804)

Other ResourcesProgramsNCLB
  

​​​Questions about the Those Who Excel Program?
Call (217)-782-4648​

Other ResourcesProgramsThose Who Excel
  
Other ResourcesRules and WaiversNCLB
  

For more information contact Marci Johnson at marjohns@isbe.net

Finance Budgets and FundingGrantsParent Involvement
  

Please contact Emily Fox, Division Administrator, Educator Effectiveness, Center for Teaching and Learning, Illinois State Board of Education at efox@isbe.net with any questions.​​​​

Educator LicensureEducator Preparation Providers and StakeholdersPartnership for Educator Preparation (PEP)
  

Please direct any questions to the Illinois State Board of Education, Division of Innovation & Improvement at 217-524-4832.

Finance Budgets and FundingGrantsProgrammatic Monitoring
  

Mike Slife
(217) 782-5256​​​

Finance Budgets and FundingFunding and DisbursementsTransportationRegional Safe Schools - Transportation
  
For technical assistance regarding the SIG 1003(g) grants, please contact a Principal Consultant:

Springfield: 217-524-4832
Chicago: 312-814-2220​​

GrantsSchool Improvement Grants
  

​For technical assistance, please contact your regional NCLB consultant at the Illinois State Board of Education, Division of Innovation and Improvement at 217/524-4832. ​

Finance Budgets and FundingGrantsSchoolwide Flexibility
  

U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475
Chicago, Illinois 60661-4544

Telephone: (312) 730-1560
TDD toll-free: (877) 521-2172
FAX: (312) 730-1576
Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov​

Special Education ProgramsLaws, Regulations, and GuidanceCivil RightsSpecial Education Services
  
  • Heather Calomese
    Executive Director of Special Education Services

  • Mark Schudel
    Division ​Administrator

  • Robert Kroll
    Supervisor​​​​​​

  • Donna Schertz
    Supervisor​​


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Springfield Office
(217)-782-5589
(217)-782-0372 (Fax)
(217)-782-1900

Chicago Office
(312)-814-5560
(312)-814-2282 (Fax)
(312)-814-5821

Special Education ProgramsSpecial Education Services
  

David Andel, Division Administrator Illinois State Board of Education 

Division of Special Education Services 

100 North First Street, N-253 Springfield, IL 62777-0001​

Special Education ProgramsAdministratorsIDEA Part B Annual State Application
  

Call Toll Free: 1-877-317-2733

Hotline Hours of Operation - The hotline is only available Monday through Thursday during the weeks of March 16th, March 23rd and April 6th. The hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spanish translation is available from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.​

Special Education ProgramsParentsIndicator 8 Parent Survey
  
For additional information on funding contact Larry Smith at (217) 782-5256.​

Questions regarding 14-7.02 Nonpublic Special Education Programs should be directed to (312) 814-5560 or email Viver Ballard or April George.​

Special Education ProgramsNonpublic Special Education Programs
  

Dr. Seth Harkins, CEO Dr. Mary Furbush, Principal Philip J. Rock Center and School 818 DuPage Blvd. Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 (V/TTY) 630-790-2474 prc@philiprockcenter.org ​​

Special Education ProgramsPhilip J. Rock Center and School
  

Steve Parrott

Email: sparrott@isbe.net​​

College and CareerCareer Technical EducationTechnology and Engineering Education (Industrial)College and Career Readiness
  

For technical assistance, please contact ​the Illinois State Board of Education, Division of Innovation & Improvement at 217-524-4832.​

Finance Budgets and FundingGrantsTitle I Part A
  

Annie Brooks
abrooks@isbe.net

College and CareerProgramsWork Experience and Career Exploration ProgramCollege and Career Readiness
  

For questions related to GATA, please email GATA@isbe.net.

GrantsGrant Accountability and Transparency Act
  

Questions?

AssessmentSAT
  

Share your ideas or send us your questions.

Race to the Top Implementation and Oversight

  • CENTER FOR PERFORMANCE
    ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
    100 NORTH FIRST STREET, S-284
    217-782-0354
    RT3@ISBE.NET

Media Inquiries

  • PHONE: 217-782-4648​​
Other ResourcesIllinois Race to the Top
  

​Contact: Angelique Hamilton ahamilton@isbe.net 217.524.4832

Learning StandardsMathematics StandardsCollege and Career Readiness
  

If you have questions or comments please contact
Angelique Hamilton, College and Career Readiness Division, at (217) 524-4832.

College and CareerAcademicsSocial ScienceCollege and Career Readiness
  

If you have questions or comments please contact
Angelique Hamilton, College and Career Readiness Division, at (217) 524-4832.

College and CareerAcademicsMathCollege and Career Readiness
  

If you have questions or comments please contact
Angelique Hamilton, College and Career Readiness Division, at (217) 524-4832.

College and CareerAcademicsEnglish Language ArtsCollege and Career Readiness
  

Employment Information System (EIS)

Email: datahelp@isbe.net​

Phone: (217) 782-3950

Other ResourcesISBE Education Data SystemsEmployment Information System
  

​Claudia Quezada

Director of Quality School Options

(312)814-2220

​charter@isbe.net​

School Support ServicesSystem of SupportSchool InformationCharter Schools
  

Timothy Imler, Division Administrator

Craig Rechner, Division Supervisor​

Springfield Office (217) 782-5256

Springfield Fax (217) 782-3910

Click here​ for additional contact information.

Click here​ to provide feedback and suggestions to the department. 

Finance Budgets and FundingFunding and DisbursementsFunding and Disbursements
  

The Illinois State Board of Education SMI team may be reached via telephone (toll free) at 800/545-7892 or 217/782-2491 or electronic mail cnp@isbe.net.

Mailing Address:  Illinois State Board of Education Nutrition Programs Division 100 North FIrst Street (W-270) Springfield, IL 62777-0001​

The SMI team at Southern Illinois University Carbondale may be reached via telephone (toll free) at 866/763-2457 or 618/453-7500 or electronic mail NDDA@siu.edu.

Mailing Address:  NDDA Laboratory, NSLP Analysis 875 S. Normal Ave., Room 209 Food and Nutrition, Mail Code 4317 Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL 62901​

Nutrition and WellnessNutrition and Wellness ProgramsSchool Meals Initiative ReviewsNutrition and Wellness Programs
  
​​Springfield Office​ ​Thompson Center Office
​100 North First Street
Springfield, IL  62777-0001
Email: careers-spr@isbe.net
Tel: 217-782-6434​​
Fax: 217-524-0396​
​100 West Randolph Street
Suite 14-300
Chicago, IL  60601-3268
Email: careers-chi@isbe.net​
Tel: 312-814-2220
Fax: 217-524-0396

Agency and Board InformationHuman ResourcesHuman Resources and Labor Relations
  
If you have questions or comments please contact the College and Career Readiness Division, at (217) 524-4832.
College and CareerAcademicsScienceCollege and Career Readiness
  

Sue Walter
Statewide Transition Consultant
Illinois State Board of Education
618-651-9028
swalter@isbe.net

Special Education ProgramsIndividualized Education Programs (IEPs)Transition Outreach Training for Adult Living (TOTAL) ProjectSpecial Education Services
  

​Questions regarding applicability or completing applications may be submitted via email to DEV@isbe.net or by calling the Special Education Services Division at 217-782-5589.

Special Education ProgramsLaws, Regulations, and GuidanceDeviation ApplicationsSpecial Education Services
  

​Send comments or questions to ESSA@isbe.net

ESSA
  

For technical assistance, please contact your regional NCLB consultant at the Illinois State Board of Education, Division of Innovation and Improvement at 217/524-4832.

Some information on this page came from the U.S. Department of Education Website.

GrantsTitle GrantsSchoolwide FlexibilityTitle Grant Administration
  

Principal Consultants

Title Grants Division
Phone: (217) 524-4832​

GrantsTitle GrantsTitle Grant Administration
  

100 N. 1st Street, E-216
Springfield, IL 62777
Phone: 866-317-6034
Fax: 217-782-6097

AssessmentPARCCAssessment and Accountability
  

For inquires and support concerning the 5Essentials Survey, please visit the 5Essentials Support Center:
https://help.5-essentials.org/

If your question was not resolved through the 5Essentials Support Center, please contact 5Essentials Client Services:
5essentials@uchicago.edu
1-866-440-1874 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm CST)

Please note that communications seeking specific ISBE attention will be addressed through 5Essentials Client Services.

Climate and Culture5Essentials Survey
  

General Inquiry Email: DELL@isbe.net

Directory: English Language Learning Directory​​​

English LearnersEnglish Language Learners
  

​Spanish Ministry of Education
Roberto Garcia Education
Advisor-Embassy of Spain
100 W. Randolph Street, Suite 14-30
Chicago, IL 60601 USA
Phone: 312 814 5696
Fax: 312 814 8636
email: roberto.garcia@mecd.es or rgarcia@isbe.net
http://www.mecd.gob.es/eeuu/convocatorias-programas/convocatorias-eeuu.html

English LearnersLicensureVisiting Teacher ProgramEnglish Language Learners
  

​If you have any questions regarding your 2014 Title III AMAO calculation, please call Dr. Shuwan Chiu, Center for Performance, at 217-782-0354. Please contact Dr. Seon H. Eun, English Language Learning, at 312-814-3850 for any additional assistance related to Title III programs.

English LearnersTitle IIIEnglish Language Learners
  

100 N. 1st Street, E-216
Springfield, IL 62777
Phone: 866-317-6034
Fax: 217-782-6097

AssessmentDLM-AAAssessment and Accountability
  

If you have questions about our privacy policy, or believe that this site is not following its stated information policy, please contact us.

Privacy Officer
Multimedia & Web Services
Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL  62777-0001
Other ResourcesPrivacy Policy
  

​The ISBE web site is a work in progress. Efforts will continue to improve the accessibility of this site and incorporate new features and technology as they become available.  If you have questions or comments regarding the accessibility of the web site, please contact us at ISBEWeb@isbe.net

HomeAccessibilityLegal
  

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Heninger at 217-785-8779.

Finance Budgets and FundingSchool District ReorganizationFunding and Disbursements
  
Title Grant Administration, N-242
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777-0001
217-524-4832​
Other ResourcesISBE ProgramsNonpublic Elementary and Secondary School Registration and RecognitionTitle Grant Administration
  
Phone: (312) 814-1258
​​
Mailing Address:
Michael A. Bilandic Building
160 N. LaSalle Street, Suite-601
Chicago, IL 60601


Charter SchoolsIllinois State Charter School CommissionLegislative Affairs
  

​Questions? For more information please contact Brian Houser at bhouser@isbe.net​ or 217/524-4832.

Commissions and Task ForcesComputer Science Education Task Forns (CSETF)Commissions and Task Forces
  

​Questions? Contact Ethelene Ferdinand (217) 782-0249.

Finance Budgets and FundingGeneral State Aid
  

Director of Teaching and Learning: Marci Johnson

Program Support Administrator: Kristy Harvell

​Phone:  (217) 524-4832

College and CareerCollege and Career Readiness
  

If you have questions or comments please contact the College and Career Readiness Division, at (217) 524-4832.

College and CareerAcademicsFine Arts
  

If you have questions or comments please contact the College and Career Readiness Division, at (217) 524-4832.

College and CareerAcademicsForeign Language
  
  • For compliance with health requirements, and school health policy, contact Jessica Gerdes:
    • Jessica Gerdes, MS, RN, NCSN
      Illinois Professional Educator/ Licensed School Nurse
      Principal Consultant: School Nursing, Health Issues, PE, Health Education
      Division of Special Education
      Illinois State Board of Education
      312-814-8252JGerdes@isbe.net
      School Health Issues Web Page
  • For data questions on student health, data definitions, deadline dates for data collection, contact Marjurie Ribeiro:
    • Marjurie Ribeiro, Ph.D.
      Principal Consultant - Data Analysis
      Illinois State Board of Education
      mribeiro@isbe.net
      312/814-7239 (Voice)
      217/782-3950 (Division Office)​​​
Data AnalysisReportsHealth Requirements/Student Health Data
  

​If you need assistance please contact the Help Desk at help@isbe.net or 217-558-3600.​​

Other ResourcesISBE Education Data SystemsIllinois State Course System
  

Board Services
Illinois State Board of Education
217-557-6626

Agency and Board InformationBoard Information
  
Early ChildhoodPreschool For All (PFA)
  

​If you have questions on the information provided in this message, please contact Sally Cray scray@isbe.net in the Division of Funding and Disbursement Services at (217) 782-5256​​​​​​​​.

GrantsNo Child Left BehindNew Census Estimates Released
  

If you have questions or comments please contact Angelique Hamilton, College and Career Readiness Division, at (217) 524-4832.

College and CareerAcademicsAdvanced PlacementCollege and Career Readiness
  
​Lindsay M. Bentivegna, Agency Rules Coordinator 
Illinois State Board of Education 
100 North First Street S-493 
Springfield, Illinois 62777-0001

Agency and Board InformationRulesProposed Rules and AmendmentsBoard Services
  
Lindsay M. Bentivegna, Agency Rules Coordinator 
Illinois State Board of Education 
100 North First Street S-493 
Springfield, Illinois 62777-0001 


Agency and Board InformationRulesBoard Services
  

For more information contact Marie Nolen at mnolen@isbe.net.

GrantsTitle GrantsDistinguished SchoolsTitle Grant Administration
  

Program Support Administrator: Kristy Harvell

Phone:  (217) 524-4832

College and CareerStudent ResourcesCollege and Career Readiness
  

Contact Debbie Gheen at 217/524-4832 or dgheen@isbe.net

GrantsTitle GrantsTitle IFY17 Consolidated Application Technical Assistance WorkshopsTitle Grant Administration
  

Contact Debbie Gheen at 217/524-4832 or dgheen@isbe.net

GrantsTitle GrantsTitle IFY 2016 NCLB Technical Assistance WorkshopsTitle Grant Administration
  

​​Charter Schools

Phone: (312) 814-2220

Email: charter@isbe.net

Charter Schools
  

​If you have any questions, please email IL-EMPOWER at il-empower@isbe.net​

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