Natrona County School District officials have made their selection for the district’s next superintendent.

Current associate superintendent of business services Steve Hopkins will take over for the departing Joel Dvorak on July 1. Hopkins, who has spent the last 17 years working with district administrators, says he’s honored to take the position.

“The legacy of this district spans nearly 125 years,” Hopkins said. “If you think of all of the students, all of the staff members, and all of the community members that have made a contribution to that 125-year legacy, it’s pretty humbling to know that you have a part.”

School board chairperson Rita Walsh says she looks forward to Hopkins moving into his new role.

“He’s a proven leader in our district,” Walsh said. “He has earned the respect of the entire education community, the board, and the whole community of Casper.”

The school district’s board of trustees will make the move official at its meeting Monday night.