Superintendent Dr. Hornbacher Announces Retirement
Bismarck Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Hornbacher announced that he will be retiring, effective June 30, 2023.
Dr. Hornbacher has been with BPS for over 30 years, beginning his career in education as an instructional aide at Saxvik Elementary School in 1989. From there, he taught at both Saxvik and Wachter Middle School. After establishing himself as a teacher, he served as principal of Will-Moore, Centennial, Riverside, and Moses elementary schools before becoming superintendent in 2019.
Dr. Hornbacher shared the following message with staff:
"I will be retiring as Superintendent of Bismarck Public Schools, effective June 30, 2023. This notification is early to ensure the Bismarck Public School Board has sufficient time to hire a replacement. BPS will always be home to me and has provided me every opportunity to learn and grow as a student and educator. I will miss working with, laughing with, and learning with all of you! The collective work BPS has accomplished over the past 4 years is only surpassed by the incredible relationships we have forged with each other, this community and most importantly, the relationships we have with students and parents that call BPS home.
I enter this next phase of my life with a deep commitment to being the best husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother possible. It has been a privilege working with you and serving this community for over three decades. When I was first hired by BPS the slogan was 'BPS is #1', I believe that slogan still rings true today! Thank you for allowing me to serve you!"
The Bismarck School Board will now begin the process of selecting Dr. Hornbacher's successor.