Niles West Principal to Leave District 219

Kaine Osburn has accepted a position as the deputy superintendent of Naperville School District 203. He begins his new job July 1.

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.


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Brian Hickey February 08, 2013 at 06:55 PM
The guy is only 44 years old btw.
ConcernedCitizen February 08, 2013 at 10:44 PM
Get your facts straight....he will still be contributing to the same pension he is now....There is only the one teachers pension system in the state....
Sarah February 09, 2013 at 12:58 AM
Sandrina I am with you the district needs to consolidate too many superintendents and business managers. Otherwise sign me up I would like one of their jobs. I think the first to go should be Kate Donagan and Cindy Cohn
Sarah February 09, 2013 at 01:04 AM
I just looked up the salaries for Cynthia Cohen 176,309 Donegan 205,028
Sandrina Roc February 09, 2013 at 06:02 PM
Yes Sarah, I was on the School Board for 8 years of one of the schools that feed into Dist. 219 and I know too well how much money the Superintendents make, some with only 1 building districts with around 550 students. Something must be done and we're the ones who have to get it going because you know the districts aren't.


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