Superintendent Brian Gersich
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Brian Gersich joined Waconia Public Schools as Superintendent on July 1, 2022. Gersich has 24 years of K-12 public education experience, including 18 years of experience in various administrative roles. He served as both Principal and Assistant Principal at Mankato West High School for 11 years, Superintendent of Le Sueur-Henderson Public Schools for two and a half years, and Assistant Superintendent of the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School district for three and a half years. Prior to becoming an administrator, Gersich taught mathematics at Mound-Westonka High School for six years. 

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and his Master of Education degree from the St. Mary's University of Minnesota. He earned his principal and superintendent licensures from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. In December of 2023, Gersich earned his Doctorate in Education degree (Ed. D.) from Concordia University - St. Paul. 

Contact the Superintendent's Office: 
952-856-4514 |

Department Leadership

Ra Chhoth, Director of Finance & Operations
952-442-0602 |
Business & Finance Department Website

Enid Schonewise, Director of Human Resources
952-442-0645 |
Human Resources Department Website

Erika Nesvig, Director of Educational Services
952-856-4610 |
Teaching & Learning Department Website

Paul Tordoff, Director of Special Education
952-442-0628 |
Special Education Department Website

Matt Thomas, Director of Communications
952-856-4531 |
Communications Department Website

Tim Bisek, Director of Building & Grounds
952-442-9657 |
Building & Grounds Department Website

Steven Jensen, Director of Community Education
952-442-0615 |
Community Education Website

Barb Schank, Director of Nutritional Services
952-856-4512 |
Student Nutrition Department Website

Aleks Simanovich, Technology Manager
952-442-0606 |
Technology Department Website

Building Leadership

Bayview Elementary School
Ann Swanson, Principal |

Laketown Elementary School
Keith Baune, Principal |

Southview Elementary School
Khuzana DeVaan, Principal |

Waconia Middle School
Shane Clausen, Principal |
Marnie Pauly, Interim Assistant Principal |
Irvin Andrews, Assistant Principal | (On Leave 2023-24)

Waconia High School
Paul Sparby, Principal |
Jill Sabol, Assistant Principal |

Educational Services Center
Steven Jensen, Director of Community Education |

Organizational Chart
District Overview