Curriculum Staff Directory

If you have questions regarding curriculum related topics, you can contact us by phone or email.  

General Contact Information

Shelly Ramos, Curriculum Division Director 

Jessica Snyder, Special Projects Manager

Catherine Gonzales, Administrative Assistant

Tierra Fisher, Administrative Assistant

Texas Education Agency
Curriculum Division 
1701 N. Congress
Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: (512) 463-9581
Fax: (512) 463-8057  

Foundation Curriculum

Kelly Callaway, Director of K-12 Foundation Education

Jo Ann Bilderback, Math/Science Manager

Christopher Dolejs, English/Social Studies Manager  

Vacant, Texas Literacy Initiative Manager

English Language Arts and Reading

Karin Miller, Statewide ELA/Reading Coordinator


James Slack, Statewide Mathematics Coordinator


Irene Pickhardt, Statewide Science Coordinator

Social Studies

Julie Brelsford, Statewide Social Studies Coordinator

Texas Literacy Initiative

Debbie Forrester, Program Specialist

Teresa Tipton, Program Specialist

Enrichment Education and Programs

Glenn Shanks, Director of Enrichment Education and Programs

Laura Gaines, Program Coordinator

Vacant, Program Coordinator

Early Childhood Education

Howard Morrison, Program Specialist

Enrichment Education

Kelsey Kling, Program Coordinator, Enrichment Education

Gifted/Talented Education

Monica Brewer, Statewide Coordinator, Gifted/Talented Education

Health Education

Barney Fudge, Statewide Coordinator, Health Education

Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN)

Kate Loughrey, Statewide Coordinator, Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN)

Bilingual Education

Susie Coultress, State Director, Bilingual Education/Title III/Migrant Education  

Roberto Manzo, Program Coordinator, English Language Learner (ELL) Initiatives

Rose Duarte, Program Specialist

Title I, Part C- Migrant Education Program (MEP)

Rosie Garza, Program Manager, Migrant Education

Kerry Manning, Program Manager, Migrant Education

Title III, Part A- English Language Acquisition (ELA)

Esmeralda Cavazos, Program Coordinator, Title III

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Vacant, State Director, Career and Technical Education 

John Ellis, Statewide CTE Coordinator

Dale Fowler, Program Coordinator

Diane Salazar, Statewide CTE Coordinator

Ron Whitson, Statewide CTE Coordinator