Aaron Homburg, superintendent at USD 399 Paradise-Natoma-Waldo, will be the next superintendent of Marion-Florence USD 408, effective July 1.
Already familiar with the district through his brother Andrew, a former music teacher here from 1998-2000, Homburg said USD 408’s reputation drew him to apply.
“I’ve known several people who’ve worked there, and they’ve made it sound very appealing,” Homburg said. “They have a very good reputation for academics. I just want to continue that tradition.”
Homburg is also kindergarten- 12th grade principal at Natoma.
Prior to that, Homburg taught 7th to 12th grade social studies at USD 275 Triplains for nine years and was administrative assistant for one year.
Homburg will finish the 2016-2017 school year at USD 399.
His top priority in education is that kids are always first, he said.
A career in education came naturally for Homburg. His father, Allaire Homburg, is a school superintendent at Bird City and also was superintendent at Stockton. His mother is a music teacher.
His wife, Nichole, is a Jamberry sales consultant. Their daughter, KaiLee, 21, is majoring in biology at Fort Hays State University; son August, 19, takes online computer classes and helps with the family’s Labrador retriever operation; and daughter Terran, 17, will graduate in May and then attend University of Nebraska at Kearney, Nebraska, majoring in music education.