Mark Bosco came to Independence High School at a time when the school was going through some difficult changes. He surpassed most people’s expectations as principal and now he is leaving on October 31 to accept the post of Executive Director of the Northeast Zone of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.
He will work with Vance, Mallard Creek, Hough, Hopewell and North Mecklenburg high schools to attain goals and improve test scores—a job Bosco excelled at in his five years at Independence. He’ll begin his new position on November 2.
Parents and teachers love Bosco who is credited with saving the school when many students were reassigned last year. He and his school survived, mostly through his hard work at making it happen. But he credited most of the work to his students. “These students did a remarkable job during the transition. We made promises and we delivered.”
Parents were notified of his replacement last Thursday. Amy Dellinger will take the helm at Independence. Dellinger has been principal at Mint Hill Middle School. She will be replaced by Steve Drye.
Bosco said the opportunity was too good to pass up.

“But it is also bittersweet for me. I will miss the students, faculty and families that have made this school so special,” he said.
He said it’s an exciting time but also very sad. “I realize there is more work to do at Independence. I ask everyone to continue the work and help make this transition a smooth one too.”
Bosco said he is passionate about education and is looking forward to putting together good educational opportunities for the district.