The business office is where things get done. Well-managed resources is how school districts survive and thrive. We are fortunate to have a team of professionals who know how to make the resources available work. They create a working budget, maintain mountains of receipts, pay bills, manage new hires and insurance, work with grants and vendors, and see everyone gets paid. It is a big job and they do it with excellence.
Business Office Staff
Lisa Kowalski graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Illinois State University in 1996, and a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University in 2001. She has worked in the legal field, marketing, and business management. In 2017, she received her Chief School Business Official Endorsement from Illinois State University and is licensed with the State of Illinois.
Lisa was the business manager at the Illinois State University Laboratory Schools before joining Morton CUSD 709 in 2019, where she is currently serving as Chief Financial Officer.
Brenda Heppard is our HR Coordinator. She began working in the district in 1998. She is one of the first contacts for new employees and diligently works with those moving into their retirement chapter. She handles dental, vision and health insurance for our district of about 450 employees. In a nutshell, Brenda knows things and delivers answers with a smile.
Amy Zimmerman is the Accounts Payable Clerk. She assists with accounts payable, managing the free and reduced lunch program, managing certificates of insurance, managing elementary activity accounts, district credit cards, and reimbursements. Contact Amy regarding any of these functions.
Zach Glisan is the business services associate for Morton 709. He assists with vendor contracts, bid proposals, and related assigned projects. He also helps manage the grant reporting for the district, payroll operations, and other related ISBE reporting.
Adam Jacob is our District Accountant. He helps with processing payroll and can help you with anything payroll related. Adam also helps manage the district's cash ledger and general ledger by performing monthly reconciliations.