Kim Eisenschenk Joins ISD 728 Leadership Team
ISD 728 has hired Kim Eisenschenk as the district’s new Executive Director of Business Services. As a member of the Superintendent's Cabinet, Eisenschenk will oversee finance, health & safety, purchasing, transportation, food service, facilities, IT and custodial services. The hiring was recommended and approved at the ISD 728 School Board at its meeting on Monday, July 23, 2018.
Eisenschenk has a long history of successful service in school districts around Minnesota. She has served as a school district business manager since 2000, when she joined Dassel-Cokato. She’s also served Hutchinson, Sauk Rapids-Rice and Intermediate School District 916 (Northeast metro) over the last 18 years. Prior to that, she was a school district auditor for the accounting firm of Kern, Dewenter and Viere. Eisenschenk has also served as president and board member of the Minnesota Association of School Business Officials, served as treasurer of the Minnesota Liquid Asset Fund, treasurer and board member of the Central Minnesota Educational Research and Development Council and served on the Hutchinson Area Foundation for Health Care.
“We are excited about having her part of ISD 728, and know she will help us accomplish the District’s mission and strategic initiatives,” said Superintendent Dan Bittman, who worked with Eisenschenk at ISD 47 in Sauk Rapids-Rice. “She is incredibly gifted, highly-qualified and passionate about her work and ISD 728. She will be a terrific fit.”
The district began its search for a new Assistant Superintendent/Executive Director of Business Services in May, assembling an interview committee to field candidates and conduct interviews. Members included representatives of the ISD 728 School Board, the school district leadership team, business and operations managers, administrators and other district employees. Four candidates were initially recommended to the hiring team, but the search continued after none of the four were selected for the position due to a perceived lack of significant finance experience.
A transition plan will be put in place to bring Eisenschenk to ISD 728 with the help of Tim Caskey, the district’s Executive Director of Human Resources, and his team, Bittman said. ISD 728 is a wonderful place to work and learn, and we look forward to a bright future and continued success.