Choice Principal Named Semifinalist for Michigan Charter School Administrator of the Year

Alan Bosker, Middle & High School Principal at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science, is now in contention for being named 2022 Michigan Charter School Administrator of the Year. The nomination is given by the Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA), and is an annual award given to educators that embody what makes charter schools unique: innovation, professionalism, and a passion for success.

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“In Alan’s time at WMAES, he has worked to improve culture, build relationships, and bring staff together around a shared purpose of excellence,” said Chief Academic Officer Chris Ruiter. “He’s dedicated to giving students more. More opportunities, more value, and more of what will make them successful in life.”

Alan Bosker has nearly completed his fifth year as Middle & High School Principal at WMAES and had even held a role as Assistant Principal at Three Oaks Public School Academy prior. 

“This year has been a challenge for all educators, but WMAES has worked tirelessly to serve students in person all year,” said Area Superintendent Ali DuBois. “Alan and his team have kept their students and staff safe and have provided unique opportunities for their students regardless of the challenging circumstances this year.”

MAPSA’s Charter School Awards provide an annual platform to highlight outstanding individuals in Michigan charter schools. Hundreds of nominations are sent in anonymously every year, and those who are known to go above and beyond are considered. Having been honored with his guidance and presence for over the last four years, it’s no surprise to hear that he was nominated for the same award in 2020 as well. 

The 2022 Michigan Charter School Awards finalists will be announced later this month, and the winners will be determined in May.