HCPS to honor the late Dr. Bill Bosher with celebration service, endowment fund

The former educator served in a number of roles in Henrico schools over the years, from English teacher to superintendent of schools.

The Henrico Education Foundation will host a celebration of the life of William C. Bosher, a storied educator and a former superintendent of Henrico County Public Schools, on April 6th at Short Pump Middle School. The celebration will also include the announcement of the William Bosher Memorial Endowment Fund campaign, according to officials with the school system. Former Virginia Governor George Allen will deliver remarks at the event.

Bosher’s career included many years serving in various roles for Henrico County Public Schools. From 1968 to 1971, he taught English at J.R. Tucker High School. He then became an English specialist for the school division before rising to become Highland Springs High School’s principal in 1974. From 1981 through 1994, Bosher served as HCPS superintendent. Under his leadership, the division opened five schools and created Henrico Schools’ first high school specialty centers–schools-within-schools that offer intensive study in a particular subject area.

In 1994 Bosher became Virginia’s superintendent of public instruction. He later became superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools and served VCU as a professor of public policy. From 2002 to 2005, he was dean of the university’s school of education.

“[The Henrico Education Foundation] is honored to celebrate the life of Dr. Bosher and his impact on public education across Virginia,” said Mike Taylor, executive director of the Henrico Education Foundation. “Henrico is stronger today because of his visionary leadership and passion for students.”

The event is open to the public. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by emailing HCPS or calling 804.652.3568. Light refreshments will be served.

The celebration service will be held Wednesday, April 6th at 7:00 PM at Short Pump Middle School, located at 4701 Pouncey Tract Road in Short Pump.

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