District 203 Announces New Deputy Superintendent; Fills Two Other Positions

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

George Slefo contributed to this report

Naperville School District 203 announced it has filled three positions this week, including a new deputy superintendent.

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Former 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 position with District 203 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.

As deputy superintendent, Osburn will assist Superintendent Dan Bridges with leadership, including internal direction of the assistant superintendents, District 219 said in a press release.

Brad Cauffman, current assistant superintendent for business services in St. Charles District 303 was appointed chief financial officer for District 203 beginning next school year, according to the district.

A Wyoming Native, Cauffman has a bachelor's degree in Accounting and an MBA  from the University of Wyoming. He also earned a Master’s Degree in School Business Management from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, according to the district.

Cauffman will be filling Dave Zager's position after his retirement at the end of this school year.

District 203 also announced the appointment of a new principal of Ann Reid Early Childhood Center beginning next school year. Tarah Allen will take on the role after serving as the Ann Reid's assistant principal, psychologist at Beebe Elementary and a former District 203 behavior learning specialist, according to the district.

Allen was a school psychologist at Lincoln Junior High and Elmwood Elementary, according to the district. 


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