Our Staff

  1. Cheryl Mango-Paget
    Coconino County Superintendent of Schools



    Cheryl Mango-Paget



Cheryl Mango-Paget, Coconino County Superintendent of Schools has been leading educational initiatives since 1989.  For the past twelve years, Cheryl has worked for the Coconino County Education Service Agency as a Professional Development Coordinator and Associate Superintendent. During her tenure at the Education Service Agency, Cheryl has co-authored/led successful National Science Foundation, Governor’s Offices of Youth, Faith, and Family, Mathematics and Science Projects, Title III, Arizona Community Foundation, STEM, and literacy grants, totaling over 15 million dollars. Through these awarded funds she has collaboratively developed and served as an instructor on fourteen (14) STEM professional development courses which have impacted over 1000 teachers and their students in Flagstaff and throughout Arizona.  Cheryl has received numerous awards for her service including a National Public Service award (2015 & 2017) and STEM City Community Leader (2018) and the Office of Innovation and Development received the STEM Organization of the Year award under her leadership in 2019.

 Previous to joining the Coconino County ESA, Cheryl spent twenty years as an educator in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cheryl taught elementary school, served as a building level administrator, district Master Teacher, and taught graduate classes at Marian University. During this time, she earned the Teacher of the Year Award, Olin B. Davis Award, two school-based National Blue-Ribbon awards, and was the recipient of several programmatic grants. Ms. Mango-Paget earned her BS in education at Indiana University. She also holds a MS in Curriculum and Instruction and in School Administration from Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis.

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Email Cheryl Mango-Paget at: cmango-paget@coconino.az.gov

Tina Wells, Chief Deputy, Fiscal & Accounting Lead

Tina Wells, Chief Deputy

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 three grandchildren.  Her hobbies include travel, shopping and spending time with her family.

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Email Tina Wells at: twells@coconino.az.gov

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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Email Gloria White at: gwhite@coconino.az.gov

Gloria White, Account Technician II

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Celina Burkett is responsible for processing and depositing the payroll deposits and payroll tax deposits for Coconino County’s eight school districts. Celina 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 enjoys hiking, gardening and spending time with her family in her spare time.

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Email Celina Burkett at: cburkett@coconino.az.gov


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.

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Email Kandi Slack at: kslack@coconino.az.gov

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Staff on their 
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