Assistant Superintendent, Business Services
Mike joined the Escondido Union High School District in October, 2011.
Mr. Simonson is responsible for the District’s Business Services Department. His duties include serving as chief financial officer and overseeing all aspects of fiscal management, facilities, transportation, student nutrition, information technology, maintenance, operations, purchasing and risk management.
Prior to joining the District, Mr. Simonson was a middle school and university teacher, a middle school and high school administrator and served as the Executive Director of Business Services in a large unified school district. In addition to a Master’s in Education from the Claremont Graduate University, he holds a School Business Certificate from the University of Southern California and Chief Business Official Certification through the California Association of School Business Officials. Mr. Simonson has a strong background in school finance, governmental accounting standards, budget development, negotiations, audits/internal controls and management information systems. He came to us recommended for his demonstrated ability to develop a strong, effective team environment, as well as his high level of ethical commitment.