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    Sherry Swelnis, M.Ed.

    Transitions Coordinator

    Coconino High School



    Hello, Panthers! My name is Sherry Swelnis and I am the coordinator for the CHS Transition from School to Work program. I have been serving students with exceptional needs at FUSD for nearly 20 years and I am pleased to have joined the CHS team in the fall of 2022. Every student has a right to self-determination in how they want to live their lives and my goal is to help them achieve whatever they decide. I look forward to supporting and learning from my students as they transition from high school to adulthood. 


    Daniela Webb

    Transitions Mentor

    Coconino High School





    Hola! My name is Daniela Webb. I joined the Transition from School to Work team in August ‘22. As a citizen of the world, I am here for diversity, inclusion and belonging. I am passionate about helping others attain a better quality of life. I have 15 + years of experience working in the correctional and social services field. I have worked with both federal and state-funded programs. I have effectively managed cases that have been very delicate in nature due to mental health, legal involvement and substance abuse complexities. I have been recognized for my leadership and organizational skills, and I have had the opportunity to educate coworkers by developing, training, and presenting on cultural awareness. I am inspired by my parents' example, driven to be my best by my children and loved entirely by my husband. Also, I love, LOVE, music, cute animals and traveling. 




    Keith Lawrence

    Transitions Mentor

    Coconino High School



    Hello, my name is Keith Lawrence and I am thrilled to be a part of the TSW team! I am originally from New Jersey but have lived in Arizona for the majority of my life. I am very passionate about experiential learning and building community. I believe through education and collaboration, everyone can achieve their tallest goals. When I am not in the classroom, you can find me outside hiking, climbing, or playing with my dog. I look forward to the great things that we can achieve through this program.




    Fabiana Stauffer

    Transitions Mentor

    Coconino High School





    Welcome Mrs. Fabiana!



    Eduardo Zepeda

    Transitions Mentor

    Coconino High School



    Hello everyone, my name is Eduardo Zepeda, and I am stoked to be part of the awesome TSW team we have here at Coconino High School.  I am originally from the great state of Washington, and I am fairly new here to Arizona. I am thrilled to explore more and continue to grow in the education system. Outside of work, I enjoy watching football, playing video games and being outdoors.  “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X






    Nicole Honanie

    Transitions Secretary & Mentor

    Coconino High School



    Loloma!  My name is Nicole Honanie and I am the newest member of the TSW team! I am a member of the Hopi Tribe and come from the village of Kykotsmovi. I am super excited to be here to help students find their path as they transition to adulthood. I have a diverse employment background which includes higher education, service industry and government entities, just to name a few.  I have earned 2 Associate degrees from Coconino Community College, a bachelors degree and a certificate from Northern Arizona University. I enjoy working with students, helping them set goals and watching them accomplish them one by one. 


    Candy Kasprzyk M.A., CRC

    VR Counselor

    Rehabilitation Services Administration



    Hello! My name is Candy Kasprzyk and I am happy to partner with the fabulous CHS Transition Program! I was born and raised in central Florida and landed in Flagstaff in 1998 while traveling across the US in a green VW bus with my now partner. I instantly fell in love with the landscape, feel and culture of this mountain town, and have called Flagstaff home ever since. I have worked in both public and private vocational rehabilitation serving students for the past 16 years and am honored to continue this journey alongside my fellow CHS team members. I believe small, consistent steps in the right direction each and every day can make our personal lives more enriching, our goals more attainable, and the world a better place for everyone! While not working, I love spending time with my partner, my dog and wandering our beautiful forests.


    Michelle Kissinger, M.A.
    VR Counselor

    AZ Dept. of Economic Security Vocational Rehabilitation 

    Office: 928 779 4147

    Mobile: 928 225 4037 

    Greetings! My name is Michelle Kissinger, and I am a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, working with the Transition-School-to-Work (TSW) population. I look forward to continued partnership with the high schools and TSW staff, in assisting our students most beneficially transition into continued education and employment.  Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, music, social events, culture and food, and hanging out with friends and family. I also love spoiling my fur-babies.



    2801 N. Izabel
    928-773-8200 Ext. 6420
    Room 301
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