“Under that falls the counselling portfolio, early literacy, international students, the Hutterite colonies and the sports academies,” said Bosch.
Bosch has taught elementary, middle school, and high school students across all core and complementary curricula. The educator has served as an assistant principal at all three levels, and served 14 years as principal of three high schools with his most recent assignment at Chinook High School in Lethbridge. Bosch and his wife, also an educator, have four children.
“I’m very excited about the opportunity to take on a new role. Education is always kind of the same role. It’s working with people and working with kids,” said Bosch, adding with his new role in the school division there will still be contact with students. “My goal would be to still maintain those kind of connections. Quite frankly, the kids are really the centre.”
Bosch noted he hasn’t had any previous involvement with organizations such as the Vauxhall Baseball Academy, as in Lethbridge there are no high school athletic academies.
“I do have a history in athletics so I have been very supportive of them, and a life-long participant,” he said.
Working with the sports academies in the area is a natural step for Bosch, since his children have also been involved in athletics over the years.
With all the positive staff changes recently to the Horizon School Division this upcoming school year Bosch believes it’s going to be an exciting year, especially when many educators are new to their position.
“None of the people are new to education in any way, shape or form but new to their position. I think it brings a certain synergistic energy that’s positive. I think change is a good thing.”
According to Bosch, there’s a new energy with the new teachers at Horizon for the upcoming school year and with new recruits comes a different perspective and a desire to make things better and improved with forward thinking.
“You don’t have to throw everything out, that’s not what change is about, but continuous improvement is important and new people tend to do that,” said Bosch.