Chief Financial Officer
Sherry Celaya became the Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance in July, 2015 and Chief Financial Officer in July, 2016. She oversees budgeting, payroll, purchasing, food services, real estate and legislative matters, elections, and sale of District Bonds. Celaya brings over 30 years of school finance experience to the District, coming from Cartwright Elementary where she was the director of business services for three years. She was also the chief financial officer for Scottsdale Unified and Roosevelt School District, and business manager at Casa Grande Union High School District and Picacho Elementary District. Celaya holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, specializing in Accounting. She holds certification from the Association of School Business Officials International as a Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations. A member of Arizona Association of School Business Officials (AASBO) she has completed its courses in advanced purchasing, budget and finance, business management and accounting. Celaya resides in Phoenix.