Bosco and Palma Appointed to New Roles

Carrie Bosco and Tony Palma Take on New Roles
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At its June 13, 2017 meeting, the Los Gatos Saratoga Union High School District Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Ms. Carrie Bosco as Associate Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction/Human Resources and Mr. Tony Palma as Administrator of Technology and Career Technical Education (CTE). 

boscoMs. Bosco originally joined the district in 2012 as the Director of Special Education/Student Services.  She stepped into the role of Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction/Human Resources in 2014 and has been a key leader in creating a culture of empowerment for staff.  In her role as Director of Special Education, she created the S3 (Student Support Services) committee, ultimately driving the effort to bring CASSY (Counseling and Support Services for Youth) to both schools, creating the Student Center at Los Gatos High and bringing the ASSIST program to Saratoga High.  As Assistant Superintendent, she created the ILT/ILC (Instructional Leadership Team/Committee).  These teams of teacher leaders and administrators have, in turn, provided leadership for professional development and mentoring around student wellness, technology, and innovate instructional strategies.  She brings over 17 years of experience in education and holds a B.S. in Special Education from Western Michigan University and a M.A. in Educational Leadership and Administration from S.J. State University.

Mr. Palma joined Saratoga High in 2004 as an Applied Arts palmateacher and went on to be part of the team that created the multi-disciplinary MAP (Media Arts) Program at the school.  During his time in the classroom, he took on a variety of leadership roles, including Department Chair, DTA (District Teachers Association) Representative, Aeries Trainer, Instructional Technology Coach and Saratoga High Webmaster. He served on the S3 committee and took a leadership role in the district’s CTE (Career Technology Education) Program, writing grant proposals and facilitating budget allocation discussions.  For the past two years, as a district TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment), Mr. Palma has taken his leadership and technology skills district-wide, coordinating professional development days and working one-on-one with staff to improve the integration of instructional technology in the classroom.  He earned a B.A. in Sociology from U.C. Santa Barbara, a teaching credential from S.J. State University and a M.S. in Educational Technology from C.S.U. Fullerton. 

Superintendent Bob Mistele noted “I have seen both these educators grow and take on increasingly responsible roles; they lead, collaborate, innovate and always put kids first.  They care about their profession and their colleagues and hold themselves to the highest of standards in all they do.  Please join me in welcoming Carrie and Tony to their new roles.”