Dr. Tommy Lewis, Jr has 42 years of experience in Education and has held senior level positions working with schools, colleges, universities, and other education organizations at the local, state and national levels. He has extensive experience working with students, parents, school boards, tribal leaders, as well as state and federal officials regarding education reform to improve the quality of education
He is a strong advocate for youth to enhance opportunities for educational programs and to improve teaching and learning. His involvement has contributed to gaining a better understanding and appreciation of issues and opportunities for minority people and mainstream institutions.
Dr. Lewis holds a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University and is also a certified teacher, principal, and superintendent by the state of Arizona.
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The Chief Deputy is the senior ranking position to the CCESA and acts on the behalf of the County Superintendent. Tina Wells is the acting Chief Deputy of the CCESA and also oversees the Fiscal and Accounting Division.
Tina Wells joined the Coconino County Superintendent’s Office in 1995. In June of 2010, she was appointed Chief Deputy. In Fiscal Year 2019, Tina monitored and verified budget and cash capacity in the amount of $103,140,867 for 8 Coconino County School Districts. She also serves as the financial manager to the CCESA.
In addition to her Chief Deputy duties, and as the lead for the Fiscal and Accounting Division, Mrs. Wells provides significant financial assistance to school districts, such as assistance with school district budgets, budget journal entries, and override/bond elections. Mrs. Wells works closely with district business managers in calculating the school district tax rates.
Tina is married and has two children and two grandchildren. Her hobbies include travel, shopping and spending time with her family.
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Gloria White works with the Coconino County School Districts to process accounts payable vouchers. She prepares and processes receipts for all incoming revenues from state and federal grant funds and forwards to the County Treasurer’s office. Revenue journal entries are done and exported to the school districts. Gloria joined the Superintendent Schools office team in August 2015 after many years of Service in the Health Care Industry as a Department Manager and Patient Advocate with the Indian Health Services. Most recently at Banner Health in Phoenix, Arizona. She has worked in administrative positions handling program planning and budget processing. An important aspect of her life is family — her husband, two children (Son and Daughter), two Chihuahua pets, and large extended family. She is Bitterwater clan born for One Who Walks Around clan and is originally from New Mexico. Gloria is very positive and enjoys working with people.
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Stefanie Mathewson, Account Tech III
Stefanie Mathewson is responsible for processing and depositing the payroll deposits and payroll tax deposits for Coconino County’s eight school districts. Stefanie also reconciles the bank account for the payroll and payroll tax deposits. The position is responsible for reconciling the school district’s monthly cash report to the Treasure’s monthly reports. This includes the monthly reconciliation of all the warrants redeemed and outstanding warrants for each of the eight districts. She joined the team in July of 2018.
Kandi Slack, Administrative Specialist III
Kandi Slack works as the Administrative Specialist for the Superintendent of Schools and coordinates both the County Spelling Bee and the Teacher of the Year awards. She also assists with the Governing School Board Elections and candidate information. Previously, Kandi worked for a non-profit Children’s Center as Administrative and Accounting support. She joined the Superintendent of Schools in February 2020. Kandi and her family enjoy their animals along with fishing and camping.