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. 

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

Sarah Klitzke, Interim Director of Teaching & Learning
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

Jeff Jeska, Director of Technology
952-442-0606 |
Technology Department Website

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

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

Barb Schank, Director of Nutritional Services
952-856-4512 |
Student Nutrition 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 |
Irvin Andrews, Assistant Principal |

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

Educational Services Center
Sara Linsley, Early Childhood Program Supervisor |

District Overview