Mark Bosher, the longtime director of Career and Technical Education for Waxahachie ISD, has officially changed roles within the district.

Waxahachie ISD announced Bosher as the new director of grants management on Wednesday via a press release. The change is effective immediately.

According to the district-issued announcement, the newly-established position will be responsible for the management of every aspect of the district’s grant program — from application to project execution.

In a phone interview with the Daily Light on Wednesday, Bosher explained he is already busy "trying to set up the office and collecting the demographics, looking for grants and visiting with other entities trying to figure out best practices starting a program like we are starting, I'm really excited about it."

While school districts receive local and state funding, they often rely on grant funds to implement innovative projects, the WISD release notes. The district hopes to grow its discretionary grant program under the leadership of Bosher, with a goal of discovering significant new sources of funding to provide increased educational opportunities for Waxahachie ISD students.

“Mr. Bosher has a long track record of success in receiving grant funds on behalf of the district’s career and technical education programs,” stated Waxahachie ISD interim superintendent Dr. Bonny Cain in the release. “I am confident that Mr. Bosher’s skills will continue to be an asset to the district as he grows our grants program.”

Bosher said CTE guidance counselor Gay Johnson will serve as the interim director of the department during the search for his replacement.

Bosher has been an employee of Waxahachie ISD since 1995 when he started as a teacher in the Career and Technical Education department. He was named the director of that department in 2000. Before Waxahachie ISD, Bosher worked for Mineral Wells ISD.

For more information about Waxahachie ISD, please visit www.wisd.org.