Rice teacher Sari Bosch recipient of Excellence in Education award

Sari Bosch, recipient of a coveted Excellence in Education award from the Poudre School District Foundation, found her niche in education a long time ago. Bosch taught kindergarten classes at Werner Elementary in Fort Collins for 10 years before joining the then brand new Rice Elementary School in Wellington six years ago.

Bosch will receive her award at the Excellence in Education banquet to be held at the Hilton Hotel in Fort Collins on March 4. Nominees and recipients in several categories will he honored and Dr. Don Unger, former Poudre District Superintendent of Schools, will be honored as Community Education Advocate for 2013.

“I love the whole process of welcoming children and their parents to school for the first time and making sure kids get off to the right start,” Bosch says. “The children are going to be in school for a long time, and I want them to feel positive about their experience.”

Bosch, who grew up in Lancaster, Penn., and Boulder earned an undergraduate degree in early childhood and human development from Colorado State University and a masters degree from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She received her teaching credentials through the University of Northern Colorado.

Colleagues and parents cited her disciplinary techniques, classroom climate, positive attitude, and the fact that she always goes “above and beyond,” as factors that led them to nominate her for the award.

Bosch and her husband, Trent, an artist and wood turner, are raising their three children, ages 15, 13, and 12 on a “hobby” farm in Waverly, where they raise chickens. When she’s not in her classroom, Bosch loves to read and cook. She enjoys doing all she can to promote a healthy lifestyle. She is also a runner and is eagerly anticipating the Colorado Run, her first half-marathon, which she will do this spring. “It’s downhill,” she explains, “a good course for my first half.”

Reservations for the Excellence in Education event can be made at www.psdfoundation.com. Print, complete, and mail the form along with a check or call the Foundation at 970-490-3292 or contact the office manager at any district school.

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