Wentzville School District Chief Financial Officer Pam Frazier has been awarded the Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations® (SFO®) by the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO).
“ASBO International’s SFO certification is the only internationally recognized certification for school business officials,” says ASBO International Executive Director John Musso. “As school districts are pressed more than ever to be accountable to their communities, having an SFO at the helm demonstrates that the district is committed to being a trustworthy steward of taxpayer dollars and to effectively allocating educational resources to support student success.”
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 competency-based exam that covers tasks, knowledge, and skills in school business management; and adhering to the ASBO International Certification Code of Conduct. School business officials who have earned the SFO certification commit to ongoing professional development by undergoing recertification every three years.
Frazier has served as the Chief Financial Officer for the WSD since 2013. She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Columbia College and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Lindenwood University. Frazier is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. She serves as Past President of the Missouri Association of School Business Officials (MoASBO), having served as the President of the organization for the 2017-2018 school year, and has been on the MoASBO board since 2013. In 2009, Frazier was named President of the Greater St. Louis Association of School Business Officials.
“Pam is truly recognized as a leader at the regional and state level. It is no surprise that she has now earned recognition on the national and international stage,” said Superintendent Dr. Curtis Cain. “Given the pace of what we do in the WSD, it’s especially noteworthy that Pam has earned this certification. We are proud of her and wish her sincere congratulations on this noteworthy accomplishment.”
The Association of School Business Officials International is a global association of more than 5,000 school business management professionals who are responsible for financial decisions in K–12 school districts, community colleges, universities, and state departments of education. Founded in 1910, it sets the standard for accountability, transparency, and integrity in school business management practices and provides professional growth opportunities and certification to advance the profession. For more information about ASBO, visit: www.asbointl.org