TEA Communications

The Communications and State Board of Education Support Division is the agency's initial point of contact for the members of the media.

Contact Communications Staff

Phone:  (512) 463-9000
Email:  teainfo@tea.texas.gov 
Fax:  (512) 463-9838
U.S. Mail:  1701 N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701


Gene Acuna, director of communications, gene.acuna@tea.texas.gov

Debbie Ratcliffe, director of media relations, debbie.ratcliffe@tea.texas.gov

DeEtta Culbertson, information specialist, deetta.culbertson@tea.texas.gov

Lauren Callahan, information specialist, lauren.callahan@tea.texas.gov  

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