Regions

Through CCSESA, County Superintendents of Schools have developed a regional structure and statewide organization to deliver high quality educational support services to every district and community in the state. CCSESA works with state policymakers including the Governor, Legislature, State Board of Education, and the California Department of Education to ensure that the statutory responsibilities of the County Superintendents of Schools are carried out in a consistent and equitable manner across the state.

Through a system of 11 service regions, CCSESA provides the organizational mechanism for the 58 County Superintendents of Schools to design and implement statewide programs to identify and promote quality, cost-effective, educational practices and services, and provide support to school districts. This infrastructure continues to be a viable mechanism to build capacity in the state for arts education and to build support for implementing a full curriculum that includes the visual and performing arts.

County Superintendents designated eleven regional arts lead county offices and specific Regional Arts Leads to implement the goals of the CCSESA Arts Initiative and to serve on the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Subcommittee – which is part of the state Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee (CISC).  We invite you to view representative examples of how county offices of education are providing service and support to schools and districts through the CCSESA Statewide Arts Initiative in this publication: Counties on the Move Toward Arts Education for All Students

CCSESA COUNTY & REGIONAL ARTS LEADS

Click here for a list of all County and Regional Arts Leads for a list of all County and Regional Arts Leads (updated 10/20/22).


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Region 1Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma

Superintendent: Michael Davies-Hughes - Email

Regional Lead: Stacy Young - Email


Address

Humboldt County Office of Education

901 Myrtle Avenue

Eureka, CA 95501

707-445-7077
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Region 10Inyo, Mono, Riverside, San Bernardino

Superintendent: Dr. Edwin Gomez - Email

Regional Lead: Louisa Higgins - Email


Address

Riverside County Office of Education 

3939 Thirteenth Street

Riverside, CA 92501

(951) 826-6102
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Region 11Los Angeles

Superintendent: Dr. Debra Duardo - Email

Regional Lead: Jeannine Flores - Email


Address

Los Angeles County Office of Education

9300 Imperial Highway

Downey, CA 90242

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Region 2Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Tehama, Trinity

Superintendent: Ms. Mary Sakuma - Email

Regional Lead: Jennifer Spangler - Email


Address

Butte County Office of Education

1859 Bird Street

Oroville, CA 96965

(530) 532-5801
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Region 3Alpine, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba

Superintendent: Mr. David Gordon - Email

Regional Lead: Dr. Steve Winlock - Email


Address

Sacramento County Office of Education

10474 Mather Boulevard (street address)

PO Box 269003 (mailing address)

Sacramento, CA 95826-9003

(916) 228-2612
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Region 4Napa, Solano, Marin, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo,

Superintendent: Ms. L. Karen Monroe - Email

Regional Lead: Bernie Phelan - Email


Address

Alameda County Office of Education

313 West Winton Avenue

Hayward, CA 94544

(510) 670-4214
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Region 5Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey

Superintendent: Dr. Mary Ann Dewan - Email

Regional Lead: Sofia Fojas - Email


Address

Santa Clara County Office of Education
1290 Ridder Park Drive
San Jose, CA 95131-6500

(408) 453-6535
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Region 6Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne

Superintendent: Mr. Scott Kuykendall - Email

Regional Lead: Amy Bultena - Email


Address

Stanislaus County Office of Education

1100 H Street

Modesto, CA 95354

(209) 238-1326
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Region 7Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Tulare

Superintendent: Mr. Tim A. Hire (Tulare COE) and Mr. Jim Yovino (Fresno CSS) - Email

Regional Lead: Kate Stover (Tulare COE) and Aaron Bryan (Fresno CSS) - Email


Address

Tulare County Office of Education

P.O. Box 5091

Visalia, CA 93278

 

Fresno County Superintendent of Schools

111 Van Ness Avenue

Fresno, CA 93721-2000

(559) 741-0809 (Tulare COE) and (559) 265-3098 Ext. 4359 (Fresno CSS)
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Region 8Kern, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura

Superintendent: Dr. César Morales - Email

Regional Lead: Lisa Salas Brown - Email


Address

Ventura County Office of Education

5189 Adolfo Road

Camarillo, CA 93012

(805) 437-1500
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Region 9Imperial, Orange, San Diego

Superintendent: Dr. Paul Gothold - Email

Regional Lead: Pauline Crooks - Email


Address

San Diego County Office of Education

6401 Linda Vista Road

San Diego, CA 92111

(858) 292-3547

Region 1

REGIONAL ARTS LEAD - Stacy Young

Arts Program Manager Humboldt COE

Dana Adams

Education Specialist Lake COE

Bill Funkhouser

Learning Specialist, Arts Humboldt County Office of Education

Karen McGahey

Sonoma COE

Julie Smiley

County Coordinator Del Norte Unified School District

Maia Steward, Ed.D.

Mendocino COE

Region 2

REGIONAL ARTS LEAD - Jennifer Spangler

Arts Education Coordinator Butte

Mike Freeman

Associate Superintendent, District and School Leadership Shasta County Office of Education

James Hall

Program Manager Lassen COE

Anna Lane

Glenn COE

Helen Lemnah

Co-County Visual and Performing Arts Lead Plumas COE and Plumas USD

Marian Murphy-Shaw

Educational Services Director Siskiyou

Misti Norby

Director of Student and Educational Services Modoc COE

Tim Nordstrom

Educational Services Director Trinity CSS

Jim Southwick

Assistant Superintendent Administrative Services

Region 3

REGIONAL ARTS LEAD - Dr. Steven Winlock

Executive Director, Visual and Peforming Arts Sacramento COE

Bobbi Abold

Assistant Superintendent, Alternative Education Yuba COE

SUPERINTENDENT James Berardi

Superintendent of Schools Sierra County Office of Education

Deborah Bruns

Director, Curriculum, Instruction & Student Services Yolo COE

Lori Grasberger

VAPA Lead Placer COE

Nancy Jackson

Robert "Bob" Kirkman

Arts Lead Colusa

SUPERINTENDENT Ed Manansala

Superintendent of Schools El Dorado COE

Christine McCormick

Director Sutter County Office of Education

SUPERINTENDENT Matt Strahl

Superintendent of Schools Alpine County Unified School District

Region 4

REGIONAL ARTS LEAD - Bernie Phelan

Program Manager, Arts Learning Alameda COE

Samuel "Sam" Bass

Director, Visual & Performing Arts San Francisco USD

Lucy Edwards

Continuous Improvement, Director Napa COE

Melissa Guerrero

Assistant Project Consultant, Education Services Marin COE

Michelle Holdt

VAPA Coordinator San Mateo COE

Tracy McManus

STEAM Coordinator Contra Costa COE

Amy Robinson

Program Manager, English Language Development Curriculum and Instruction Solano COE

Region 5

REGIONAL ARTS LEAD - Sofia Fojas

Coordinator - Arts

William Franzell

Educational Administrator, Science/STEAM Monterey County Office of Education

Audrey Sirota

Visual and Performing Coordinator Santa Cruz

Christian Woods

Instructional Support Services San Benito County

Region 6

REGIONAL ARTS LEAD - Amy Bultena

Project Coordinator, VAPA, & STEAM Stanislaus COE

Erika Chapman

Coordinator, Student Events and Activities San Joaquin COE

Donna Custodio

Director, State Preschool and Extended Learning Program Amador County Public Schools

Diana Harford

Director of School and District Support Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools

Karen Vail

Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Support Services Calaveras COE

Region 7

REGIONAL ARTS CO-LEAD - Aaron Bryan

Program Manager, Visual and Performing Arts Fresno CSS

REGIONAL ARTS LEAD - Kate Stover

Staff Development & Curriculum Specialist Visual and Performing Arts Tulare COE

Noelle Chandler

Arts Education Consultant Merced COE

Cara Goger

Executive Director Mariposa County Arts Council

Elizabeth Norris

CISC/VAPA Lead Kings COE

Susan Pennell

Manager, Library Media Services Madera CSS

Region 8

REGIONAL ARTS LEAD - Lisa Salas Brown

Associate Superintendent, Educational Services Ventura COE

Brent Moser

Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator San Luis Obispo County Office of Education

Kai Tepper

Executive Director, Children's Creative Project Santa Barbara COE

Jamie Viveros

Science 4 Kern Kern CSS

Region 9

REGIONAL ARTS LEAD - Pauline Crooks

Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator San Diego COE

Scott T. Fitzpatrick

VAPA Coordinator Orange County Department of Education

Queana Givens-Jarvis

Language Arts/Reading Imperial County Office of Education

Region 10

REGIONAL ARTS LEAD - Louisa Higgins

Visual and Performing Arts Administrator Riverside County Office of Education

Armalyn De La O

Coodinator, Visual and Performing Arts San Bernardino CSS

Tammy Nguyen

Director, Curriculum and Instruction Mono COE

Ilissa Twomey

Director, Curriculum and Instruction Inyo CSS

Region 11

REGIONAL ARTS LEAD - Jeannine Flores

Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator Los Angeles COE
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