Niles West Principal Kaine Osburn will be leaving District 219 at the end of this school year to become the deputy superintendent of Naperville School District 203. Osburn made the announcement during a Niles West staff meeting on Tuesday.
He begins his new job July 1.
“Leaving Niles West and District 219 is not without great pain,” Osburn said. “I have dedicated the last 14 years of my life to the students, parents, and teachers of Niles West.
“No matter the difficulty, challenge, or triumph, every day has been my honor and privilege to serve here,” he added.
Osburn began working as principal at Niles West in 2007, after serving a year as assistant principal of operations. He taught English at Niles West from 1998 to 2005.
District 203 is the eighth largest school system in Illinois. The K-12 district includes 22 schools and serves more than 17,000 students. As deputy superintendent, Osburn will assist the superintendent with leadership, including internal direction of the assistant superintendents, District 219 said in a press release.