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Michigan Department of Education
Office of Career and Technical Education
608 West Allegan Street, P. O. Box 30712
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Main:  517-241-5342
Fax:  517-241-5347

Director's Office

Staff Member Phone Number E-Mail
Dr. Brian Pyles, Director 517-335-5224   
Sheila Yott, Executive Assistant 517-335-5224
Christine Black, Fiscal Specialist 517-241-0260
Michelle Cordano, Staff Assistant 517-245-3090

Career Readiness Unit

Staff Member Phone Number E-Mail
Deb Miller, Supervisor 517-241-5341 
LeAnn Reyes, Secretary 517-241-5341
Lee Greenacre, Education Consultant 517-281-3030
Thomas Knight, Education Consultant 517-241-5345
Celena Mills, Education Consultant 517-281-3445
Dorthy Switalski, Education Consultant 517-281-4881
Candace Vinson, Education Consultant 517-281-7009

Grants, Assessments, Monitoring, and Evaluation Unit

Staff Member Phone Number E-Mail
Dr. Jill Kroll, Supervisor 517-599-1403 
Jackie Martinez, Secretary 517-241-5344
James Whittaker, Education Consultant 517-241-2091
Joan Church, Department Specialist 517-256-0448
Dr. Valerie Milton, Research Consultant 517-335-1066 
Muhammed Sadek, Education Consultant 517-281-3571 
Dr. Yincheng Ye, Research Consultant 517-281-7229

Early Middle College

Staff Member Phone Number E-Mail
Lisa Seigel, Supervisor 517-241-2072
Dr. Stacey M. Stover, Education Consultant 517-281-4287

Jackie Martinez, Secretary


Contractual Employees

Staff Member Phone Number E-Mail
Mark Forbush, Agri-Science and Natural Resources Consultant 989-277-9249