• April 14, 2021

    On Wednesday, April 14th, the third of three final candidate interviews took place, concluding the Board of Education’s search for the next Superintendent.  After a short guided discussion with School Exec Connect consultants, Dr. David Vick and Dr. David Clough, the six board members unanimously chose Mark Raymond, Executive Director of Human Resources, of Austin MN.

    Chairman Bill Aho called Mr. Raymond, from the High School Media Center, and offered the opportunity to become the next Superintendent of Dassel-Cokato Schools, which he excitedly accepted. 

    Contract negotiations will commence with anticipated action at the April Regular School Board Meeting.  Board member Andy Bohnsack concluded with a final statement, “Buckle Up, we’re about to do some things.”


    April 13, 2021

    Dassel-Cokato School Board members received an update from David Vick of School Exec Connect, informing them of the withdrawal of finalist candidate Dean Jennissen.  Following the withdrawal, the candidate profile has been removed as the board continues consideration of the final two candidates in determining a match.


    April 8, 2021

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    Dassel-Cokato School Board members selected three Superintendent candidates for final interviews.  Final interviews are scheduled for next week with the Board of Education and various stakeholder groups (students, teachers, support staff, administrators, parents, and community members).  Final interviews will be open to community members who wish to attend or who wish to view online as a link will be provided for each candidate's scheduled interview. Board members will begin meeting at 6:15 pm to review feedback received from the focus groups.  Final Interviews will occur each night at 7:00 pm in the High School Media Center.  Please CLICK HERE for more details about the final interviews. 


Mr. Kevin Enerson

  • Education

    6th Year:  MN State University – Mankato Administration

    Masters:  Northern State University–Mayville Educational Administration

    Bachelors:  North Dakota University Elementary Education

    Administrative Experience

    Superintendent:  Pipestone MN 2016-21

    Principal:  MS/HS Le Sueur-Henderson MN 2000-16

    Principal:  K-12 Climax MN 1996-00

Mr. Mark Raymond

  • Education

    Superintendent License:  University of Minnesota Educational Administration

    Educ. Leadership – Tech:  University of Minnesota Technology

    Masters:  University of Minnesota Education

    Bachelors:  Winona State University Physical Science

    Administrative Experience

    Executive Director of HR Austin MN 2016-21

    Middle School Principal Triton MN 2014-16

  • February 23, 2021



    Dassel-Cokato School Board members recently approved the presented Superintendent Profile as prepared by the consults of School Exec Connect.  Based on the results of eight community focus groups and over 300 community survey responses, this profile is a list of desired skills and characteristics desired in the next Superintendent.


Community Survey Summary

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Dassel-Cokato New Superintendent Profile

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