In May of 2014, The Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Division of Student Transportation (OSSE DOT) kicked off its new Recognition Program for Bus Drivers and Attendants of Special Education Students by naming the first Bus Drivers and Attendants of the Month at each of the Division’s four bus terminals in the District of Columbia.
The Division will also hold a quarterly recognition ceremony at OSSE DOT headquarters, where the State Superintendent of Education, Jesús Aguirre, will present the winners with a congratulatory lapel pin and an engraved plaque.
Through this recognition program, the Division will recognize one outstanding bus driver and attendant from each of the four bus terminals each month, ending with the naming of a Bus Driver and Attendant of the Year in December 2014.
The Division reached out to schools, parents and students through an online and mail-in survey and received over 350 nominations for the recognition program. The Division will continue to distribute hardcopy surveys – now available in both English and Spanish – which may be mailed to OSSE headquarters or handed back to an OSSE DOT bus attendant.
The winners were chosen by a committee of their supervisors and representatives from OSSE DOT headquarters based on the number of nominations and special comments they received from the community. Terminal managers also submit nominations that are worth half that of a nomination by a school, parent or student.
Praise for OSSE DOT Bus Drivers and Attendants from the DC Community
Parents, students and schools served by OSSE DOT can submit their nominations for their bus driver and attendant online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/OSSEDOTRP.
June 2014 Winners
OSSE Division of Student Transportation announced the Drivers and Attendants of the Month of June at its four bus terminals last week, moving into the second month of its new Recognition Program for Bus Drivers and Attendants of Special Education Students.
The following is a list of the Drivers and Attendants of the Month and the nominees for June:
South West Terminal Winners
June Attendant of the Month: Kiviette Bouknight
June Driver of the Month: Donna Donaldson
Adam’s Place Terminal Winners
June Attendant of the Month: Belete Genet
June Driver of the Month: Myrtis Gant
Fifth Street Terminal Winners
June Attendant of the Month: Freda Brandon Valentine
June Driver of the Month: Tyokia Harrison
May 2014 Winners
The bus terminals held recognition ceremonies on the last week of May, in which their supervisors and peers recognized the winners for their exemplary work. The winners received an award certificate and a magnet reading “OSSE DOT Driver/Attendant of the Month” to display on the driver-side door of their bus.
New York Avenue Terminal Winners
Southwest Terminal Winners
May Driver of the Month: Kimberly Spencer
May Attendant of the Month: Cynthia Webster