Office of Accountability

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Phone, Fax or email us:

Office of Accountability - Ira Schwartz, Associate Commissioner
New York State Education Department

55 Hanson Place, Room 400
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Tel.: (718) 722-2797
Fax: (718) 722-4559

89 Washington Avenue, Room 505EB West
Albany, NY 12234
Tel.: (518) 474-5923
Fax: (518) 474-7948

Accountability, Policy and Administration – Dr. Lisa Long, Supervisor
55 Hanson Place, Room 445C
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Tel.: (718) 722-4553
Fax: (718) 722-2215

  • Email regarding:
    • School Registration
    • Data Inquiries
    • High Performing Schools
    • Internships

Field Support Services – Stephen Earley, Director
Email for inquiries about the School and District Visit process and for inquiries about Focus District Institutes and other traning related questions.       

Inquiries by mail should be addressed to 55 Hanson Place, Room 400B, Brooklyn, NY 11217.

To reach us via phone, please call the numbers below:

    • Upstate Field Support
      Tel.: (518) 474-5923
      Fax: (518) 474-7948
    • Downstate Field Support
      Tel.:(718) 722-4553
      Fax: (718) 722-4559

Questions/comments regarding DCIPS/SCEPS should be directed to:

Questions/comments regarding 1003(a) grants should be directed to:

Questions/comments regarding Focus District requirements should be directed to:

Professional Learning and Support Unit:
Sandra Herndon

Downstate Field Support:
Crystal Cumberbatch
Upstate Field Support:
Mary Sapp
Lisa Long

Metrics - TBA                       

Office in Albany
89 Washington Avenue,
 Room 505EB West
Albany, NY 12234
Tel: (518) 474-5923
Fax: (518) 474-7948
Office in New York City
55 Hanson Place, Room 414
Brooklyn, NY 11217 
Tel: 718-722-4553 
Fax: 718-722-2215

Office of ESSA-Funded Programs - Jason Harmon, Director
89 Washington Avenue, Room 320 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Tel.: (518) 473-0295
Fax: (518) 486-1762

Complaints Complaints may be filed with the New York State Education Department (NYSED).  In order to ensure that your complaint/grievance is thoroughly and quickly reviewed, please follow the appropriate complaint procedures.

Feedback All general inquiries, feedback on this site or any changes you would like to see, should be sent to unless another email is listed above. 

Last Updated: December 3, 2018