Acting Assistant Principal Jason Josafat promoted to official AP

Jason Josafat, Ed.D., previously held the title of acting Assistant Principal at BVH. Josafat held the position for the full duration of the 2020-2021 school year.

Alexa Vazquez

Jason Josafat, Ed.D., previously held the title of acting Assistant Principal at BVH. Josafat held the position for the full duration of the 2020-2021 school year.

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On March 11 it was announced that Jason Josafat, Ed.D., was promoted to Assistant Principal from his prior position of acting Assistant Principal of Bonita Vista High (BVH), filling in the position left behind by Jennifer Barker-Heinz. Josafat currently works with Advanced Placement testing, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) credit recovery and the College Going Culture committee. 

Josafat became acting assistant principal in September during the 2020-2021 school year before being officially announced as Assistant Principal this week. He also has previous experience as Assistant Principal at schools including Palomar High, San Ysidro High, National City Middle, Chula Vista High and Chula Vista Middle.

“Dr. Josafat arrived at [BVH] with a wealth of experience as a teacher and administrator. He grew up in the South Bay and has a deep understanding of our community. We are very fortunate to have him join our BVH family,” Principal Roman Del Rosario, Ed.D., said.

Assistant Principal Esther Wise is working alongside Josafat this year at BVH. However, this would not be the first time that they have collaborated with each other, as they have both worked together at Chula Vista Middle. Although Wise expressed that this year was out of the ordinary, she and Josafat both agree that BVH has the best students and staff they have ever worked with.

I am ecstatic that we get to work together once again.”

— Assistant Principal Esther Wise

 “I am ecstatic that we get to work together once again. Dr. Josafat is a very approachable and knowledgeable person. He is a great addition to the BVH school community,” Wise said.

Despite the struggle that came with adjusting to a new position online, Josafat hopes to help students to the best of his abilities while working in cooperation with the BVH staff 

“First and foremost [I want] to make sure that all the teachers continue to work towards making our students successful,” Josafat said. “I look forward to continuing that work as we move towards [the next school year], which will be the closest to getting back to a sense of normalcy for our community.” 

This piece was updated on May 21, 2021.