Kari Sousa, CPA
Director, District Support Services

As Director of District Support Services, Kari K. Sousa, CPA provides support to school districts and county offices of education in effective and efficient use of resources to maximize educational opportunities for all students. She also conducts fiscal health reviews, budget analyses, efficiency studies, performance audits and operational overviews.

Prior to joining Total School Solutions, Ms. Sousa served as Assistant Superintendent Business Services of the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District, a K-adult urban district enrolling approximately 25,000 students. During Ms. Sousa's seven-year tenure as assistant superintendent and director, the district improved its fiscal health, student achievement scores, and labor relations.

Additionally, Ms. Sousa oversaw the development and implementation of internal control systems for district funds and student attendance, and oversaw expenditure of over $190 million in new construction and modernization funds.  These projects included the construction of three new elementary schools and replacement of one elementary school and two middle schools, as well as the modernization, replacement, expansion, and addition of numerous classrooms, libraries, multi-purpose rooms, stadium and aquatic facilities.

Ms. Sousa is a California Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who served as a practitioner in the areas of for-profit and non-profit audits, financial statement development, tax planning and preparation, and forensic accounting.

Ms. Sousa graduated cum laude with a BS in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from Humboldt State University, and earned a certification from the University of Southern California Chief Business Official Training Program.