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The Hinckley-Finlayson District is a rural school district, located in east-central MN, about 100 miles north of the twin cities metropolitan area. We have a diverse student population of nearly 1000 students k-12.
Our district pledge is to be the place where every student is known, valued and challenged to succeed. In order to accomplish this goal, the district has made it a priority to maintain a low student to teacher ratio, focus on differentiated instruction, promote extra curricular involvement, grow in our implementation of educational technology, advance our engineering, coding and robotics programs, and encourage high fine arts involvement; all while maintaining a healthy district fund balance.
We are proud to mention our student accomplishments. Our average ACT scores and graduation rates are well above the national averages.
1st floor of the High School
201 Main Street
Hinckley, MN 55037
M-F 7:30 - 4:00
Joanne Bruns - Finance
phone: (320) 384-6277 ext 1101
Prior to working for Hinckley-Finlayson Schools, Mrs. Bruns worked at Mankato Clinic, Ltd. (9 years), City of Lake Bronson (3.5 years) and Pathfinder Village (5 years). She has been a Payroll Clerk then Finance Coordinator at ISD 2165 since July 1996. Mrs. Bruns is a graduate of Walnut Grove High School and Mankato Commercial College.
She is married to her husband Rich. They have three adult children and five grandchildren. Mrs. Bruns loves to quilt, read, and spend time with family in her free time.
Julie Nelson - Payroll
Vonda Beckman - District Office Administrative Assistant
phone: (320) 384-6277
Vonda graduated from Amery High School in Wisconsin. She went to UMD and Dakota County for Landscape Design. She worked 18 years in the landscape industry in Sales, Design, Installation and Administrative and also worked 10+ years at Grand Casino Hinckley as the Call Center Manager.
Vonda is married to Bruce and they have three daughters. She loves to quilt, garden, work on continual home improvement projects and spend time with her family.