Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Donald Kelly, Bus Driver, Donaldson Bus CenterDonald Kelly, Bus Driver, Donaldson Bus Center
Donald Kelly retired from General Electric after 31 years as a machinist. He soon realized his grass didn't need to be cut that often, so he started looking for something else to do. A neighbor who was a GCS bus driver encouraged him to apply. He was hired 12 years ago, and according to Donald, "Driving a bus is great job for a retiree like me because it gives you time to do things you enjoy in between routes and in the summer months."

Sheila Bakerian, Bus Driver, Golden Strip Bus CenterSheila Bakerian, Bus Driver, Golden Strip Bus Center
Sheila Bakerian has been a school bus driver for 12 years. Her mother was a bus driver. After her mother passed away, a few of her mom's driver friends encouraged Sheila to take up the torch. One of them even let her sit in the driver's seat. A diminutive four-feet-eleven-inches, Sheila is "little but fierce." Because of her small size, Sheila says, "I'm always up for a challenge." What does she think about her job today? Sheila is enthusiastic about her work, saying, "It’s fun. I enjoy what I do!"

Monday - American Education Week - School Support Staff Appreciation Day

Greenville County Schools Celebrates American Education Week

November 17-21 Recognizes Public School Employees

Greenville County Schools will celebrate American Education Week with other schools and districts across the nation during the week of November 17-21. The theme, Raise Your Hand for Student Success! reinforces the fact that all employees, from teachers to food service to custodians, are actively involved in provide a quality education for our students.

Greenville County Schools, the nation’s 45th largest school district, understands and encourages the active involvement of parents, volunteers, and the community as our more than 5,000 teachers inspire young people to reach for the stars and build plans for their futures.

Schools will host special events during the week to spotlight teachers and other staff. Parents and other community members are invited to visit a local school to observe the outstanding students, staff and programs of Greenville County Schools.

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