Office of Accountability

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Phone, Fax or email us:

Office of Accountability - Ira Schwartz, Assistant 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 528M EB
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

District and School Review – Mr. Stephen Earley, Director
Email for inquiries about the School and District Review process.  Inquiries by mail should be addressed to 55 Hanson Place, Room 400B, Brooklyn, NY 11217.

Email for inquiries about Focus District Institutes and other training-related questions.

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

    • Upstate School and District Review
      Tel.: (518) 474-5923
      Fax: (518) 474-7948
    • Downstate School and District Review
      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:

Sandra Herndon (Doris Hill-Wyley)

Downstate Review:
Crystal Cumberbatch
Upstate Review:
Mary Sapp
Lisa Long

Metrics - TBA                       

Office in Albany
Office in Albany
89 Washington Avenue,
 Room 528M EB
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

Title I School and Community Services - Mrs. Maxine Meadows-Shuford, 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: July 6, 2016