Carolyn Bosley served as Assistant Principal at Rosepine Elementary School for 6 months before taking the helm as Principal in 2013. At this time, Rosepine had a school performance score of “C,” but with two years of her enthusiastic leadership, it moved to the top with an “A” rating. Creating positive momentum by improving morale helped get teachers on board to implement many new ways to improve instruction—and the hard work paid off. Described by a teacher as having a drive for excellence that is contagious to students, teachers, and parents, Bosley has instilled in them her desire to be the number one school in the district. However, the accomplishment she is most proud of is being instrumental in changing the climate of the school, creating a culture where teachers are excited to come to work to teach, students enjoy coming to school to learn, and all are working for the same common goal: to improve student achievement while having fun. Bosley was selected as Louisiana’s Principal of the Year, an honor that she considers a win for the entire school and community, proving that hard work pays off. In 2015, she served as President of the Vernon Parish Association of Principals and on the Executive Board of Directors for the Louisiana Association of Principals. Bosley holds B.A. and M.Ed. degrees from McNeese State University.