Originally published in The Nugget News, September 6, 2016
by: Erin Borla


Sherry Joseph has taken the reins at the Sisters School District as the new business manager. Joseph was hired this summer after the retirement of longtime business manager Sandy Tartaglia.

Bringing with her 18 years experience in the Crook County School District as well as an additional 13 years working in the accounting department for Les Schwab, Joseph says she is ready for the Sisters job.

“It’s what I’ve always wanted to do,” she said. “I love looking at the general ledger – the big picture.”

Currently she is gearing up to have the books from last year audited. The business manager position also includes handling all of the financial reporting to the state; preparing a monthly report for the school board; as well as preparing the budget in the spring.

“I’m always watching spending to make sure we are not spending what we shouldn’t and that we have enough to cover what we do,” she says.

Joseph is most excited about the passing of the 2016 school bond and the challenges that come to her job with that.

“There is a lot of extra work in tracking spending with the bond,” she said. “We (the Sisters School District) are very careful in making sure we are in compliance and tracking every expense.”

Joseph currently lives in Prineville with her husband of 27 years. In her spare time she enjoys crafting and spending time with her three grown children.