Work Based Learning Program
Phone: 970-586-5321 ext. 3345
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Maren Bosley
Work-based learning coordinator is a new role in our district so it feels important to share a little about what I do! My focus is on using labor market and student self-assessment data to develop career exploration programming for middle and high school students. It’s my job to create partnerships in the local business community that yield work-based learning opportunities like internships, apprenticeships, job shadows, or mentor relationships and I’m committed to making these opportunities available to all Estes Park students.
My background is in small-scale organic production agriculture. I got my undergraduate degree in Plant Biology from Ohio University and worked as a vegetable farmer for ten years. My experience learning agricultural expertise both in school and on the farm helped me understand that there are many paths that can lead us to our professional goals: in my case, owning my own farm. In order to achieve that goal, it required a combination of both academic and on-the-job training. Now I’m at the district to make sure students and their families know all the options for both!
My husband, Adam, and I have lived in Estes Park for seven years with our old dog, Eddie. You’ll find us out running the local trails or climbing the local crags.