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Business Overview

Message from the Business Dept.

Welcome to the Business Department. Our number one priority is to provide a sound fiscal foundation for our district in order to provide for the needs of our students, and support our staff with competitive salaries and benefits so we can attract and retain quality employees.

At Greenfield, we actively plan for the future to provide the fiscal resources necessary to grow and maintain appropriate facilities, technology, nutrition, and operational security for the district. We are pleased to report that over the past few years, Greenfield has been improving facilities for our students, families, and staff.  The addition of Crescent Elementary, the modernization of Fairview Elementary, and the Gymnasium coming soon to Greenfield Middle School are all great achievements for our district.

Greenfield strives to maintain transparency and financial accountability. Daily monitoring of the budget is actively occurring, looking at revenues and expenses, and assuring we are responsibly spending what we've budgeted. Stakeholders have the opportunity to provide input into the annual budget presented in June and updates to the budget are provided to the Board of Trustees throughout the year.  After the end of the fiscal year, a final update is presented when the Unaudited Actuals are brought to the public and the Board of Trustees in August, showing our financial reconciliation of the past year.  As each of these reports are presented to the Board, the public is invited to comment and provide input.  We are grateful to our business partners and community stakeholders and will continue to provide excellent service to our community.

Assistant Superintendent of Business, Desiree Secrist


Assistant Superintendent of Business, Desiree Secrist has worked in education since 2017, specializing in public school finance and administration. She began her career in governmental accounting in 2011. Previously serving as the Director of Fiscal Services at the Greenfield Union School District, Secrist oversaw all aspects of fiscal operations, ensuring the effective management of the district’s budget. Her responsibilities encompass budget development, financial reporting, payroll, compliance, and the coordination of major capital facilities projects aimed at enhancing educational environments across the district.

Secrist's career trajectory reflects her dedication to educational excellence and fiscal prudence. Prior to her current role, she worked at the Kern County Superintendent of Schools, where she served as a District Fiscal Services Assistant. In this capacity, she acted as the Chief Business Official for smaller school districts, providing crucial financial guidance and support in budgeting, reporting, and grant management.

Secrist holds an MBA and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from California State University, Bakersfield and completed the FCMAT CBO Program; solidifying her expertise as a Certified Chief Business Official in the education sector.

Her dedication to the Greenfield Union School District is deeply rooted in her personal history as a former student having attended Palla Elementary School and Greenfield Middle School. This connection imbues her work with a profound commitment to the community and its pursuit of academic excellence.

Beyond her professional achievements, Secrist is married with four children. She is committed to community service, currently serving as a Personnel Commissioner for the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Classified Association. Her proactive approach and commitment to financial stewardship have earned her respect and admiration among peers and stakeholders alike.

Secrist continues to drive educational advancement through her steadfast leadership, technical expertise, and unwavering dedication to creating optimal learning environments for all students within the Greenfield Union School District.


Department Staff
Assistant Superintendent of Business
Desiree Secrist
Director of Fiscal Services
Accounts Payable Specialist
Mindy Levig
Accounts Payable Specialist
Yadira Hernandez
Accounts Payable Specialist
Daisy Zamora
Asst. Supt. of Business Secretary
Sandee Lisuk
[email protected]
Budgeting and Position Control Coordinator
Natalia Freeling
Environmental and Utility Supervisor
Amanda Norman
Fiscal Services Assistant
Jessie Alvarez
Insurance Services Assistant
Carmen Ramos
 Payroll Specialist A-GE
Elizabeth LeCain
Payroll Specialist GF-N
Lorena Ruiz
Payroll Analyst O-Z
Samantha Casillas