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Normandy CFO Earns Certification for Fiscal Credibility

NORMANDY, MO -- Normandy Schools Collaborative Associate Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer Dr. Phillip Pusateri recently achieved the Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations® (SFO®) certification. The certification, granted by the Association for School Business Officials International (ASBO), recognizes school business professionals who have proven that they have the required knowledge, expertise, and fiscal credibility to lead their school district and effectively manage the district’s finances.

“ASBO International’s SFO certification is an internationally recognized standardized assessment for school business officials. Increasingly we are seeing that certification is a driver that helps to raise the bar for sound fiscal management across all school districts,” says ASBO International executive director David J. Lewis. “SFOs are keenly sought after due to their experience and expertise in appropriately allocating resources to meet the current and future needs of their constituents.”

The SFO designation is granted to highly qualified school business professionals who fulfill multiple requirements, including demonstrating certification eligibility (through work experience and education); passing a comprehensive exam that tests competency in accounting and school business management topics; and adhering to the ASBO International Certification Code of Conduct.

Dr. Pusateri joined the Normandy Schools Collaborative in July of 2017. He oversees the district’s Business Office, Food Service, Maintenance/Facilities, Finance, Transportation, Safety/Security, and Payroll operations. Dr. Pusateri holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Washington University and master’s degree in teaching from Webster University. He earned his doctorate degree in School Leadership from Saint Louis University.

For more information about ASBO International’s SFO certification, visit asbointl.org/SFO.