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Joshua Richey

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Josh Richey Principal of Boltz Middle School

This is my third year as Principal of Boltz, 6th year here in the building, 15th year in Poudre School District and 22 year in education.  I couldn’t be more excited to work with the Boltz community daily and I am grateful and appreciative to the families and staff who call Boltz their home school.

I am originally from Wheat Ridge Colorado and graduated from Wheat Ridge High School sometime in the 90s. I graduated from Metro State University in Denver with an undergrad in English Literature and teaching.  I have earned a Masters Degree in Special Education, with a Generalist License and an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership with a Principal License and a Special Education Directors License endorsement.  I started my education career teaching 4-5 year old students how to ski directly out of high school.  I finished school in Denver and moved to Fort Collins in 2004 working as an English Teacher and Special Education Teacher in a Residential Treatment Center.  I transitioned to Fort Collins High School in 2009 and continued there as a Special Education (Integrated Services) teacher until 2013.  I then moved on to become a Dean of Students at FCHS until moving to Boltz in the fall of 2018.

In my free time my family and I ski / snowboard, hike and camp.  My wife and I have one daughter who is in elementary school, 2 dogs and way too many chickens that my daughter has named. 

Thank you again for choosing Boltz and in all transparency I focus on kids names so if I forget yours I promise it is not intentional.  Please do not hesitate to approach me, introduce yourself (or re-introduce yourself) with questions you have as you are an important part of your child's school years.  Lets make the most of it together and on the same team. 


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