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Employee Spotlights

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No two school days are ever the same for Bruce Parker. As a First Student dispatcher, he is on the front line working to ensure on-time performance and great customer service. “There’s never a dull moment,” says Bruce. “Managing hundreds of routes can be challenging, but I enjoy putting the pieces together and finding solutions.” […]

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Jasmine Dirkes has always been passionate about supporting the education process. She once worked as a substitute teacher and is now the operations supervisor at our location in Anchorage, Alaska. “I absolutely love working with kids,” shares Jasmine. She is committed to going the extra mile to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride to and […]

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Our location managers are charged with bringing the company vision to life and Anita Brown embraces the role. She has a desire to serve and a passion for leading. “It’s the best place I’ve ever worked,” says Anita. “We are all working together for one purpose, the kids.” Family Business Anita has been overseeing day-to-day- […]

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Colleagues describe Mark Stretz as a “bus driver’s driver.” For more than 16 years, he has shown an unwavering commitment to his student passengers and his location team. “This is a great job,” says Mark. “I’m proud of what I do. Being a school bus driver is more than shuttling students back and forth to […]

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Mike Nolte understands the tremendous responsibility of our business and the trust parents place in us to safely transport their children. As Region Maintenance Manager (RMM) for the Southwest Region, he works to ensure our buses are maintained to the highest standards. “My family inspires me,” says Mike. “I would never want my grandchildren to […]

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When Lynnette Koeller changed jobs more than 25 years ago, she never imagined the positive impact it would have on her life not only professionally, but also personally. Lynnette joined our team in Wausau, Wisconsin, in 1989 as a driver. She had spent years on the road with her husband driving semi-trucks. After suffering a […]

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When Suzanne Caldeira applied to join the First Student team as a driver in 2006, she was looking for a job that would fit around her schedule. She was in college and studying to earn a degree in business management. For Suzanne, her work behind the wheel soon became her passion. “My blood turned yellow,” […]

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Mike Sloan knows the difference a school bus driver can make in a child’s life. He fondly remembers Mr. Green, his driver when he was a first-time rider in kindergarten. “He really watched out for me,” says Mike. “Between his morning and afternoon routes, Mr. Green would stop by the school to make sure I […]

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Our people are our most valuable resource, and Dawn Tighe is instrumental in ensuring we recruit, train and hire the very best. “Our location teams make a real difference in the lives of the students we transport,” says Dawn. “As the industry leader, we have a responsibility to provide the safest transportation possible to the […]

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Caring for Students   Our team in Coffeyville, Kansas, is having a big impact in their small community. Experienced drivers with an impressive safety record are committed to providing students with the best start and finish to the school day. The location truly exemplifies our vision and values.

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First Student Driver and Trainer Randy Hazel is a team member in Olathe, Kansas. He recently shared his thoughts about his job, his influences and how his father inspired his career in transportation.

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If Reggie Jenkins looks familiar, there is a good reason why. His warm smile has appeared in many of our marketing and recruiting materials. Reggie is comfortable being out in front, including in his current role as an assistant location manager for one of our Cincinnati locations. “I enjoy the variety of things I get […]

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