Posted: Monday, February 8, 2021
“Love the Bus” Week February 8-12, 2021
Greenville County Schools is proud to celebrate our bus drivers, aides, transportation support staff, and administrators during “Love the Bus Drivers and Aides” Week February 8-12, 2021. GCS will post profile videos of transportation employees each day during the week.
Our amazing transportation staff eagerly sprang into action in March 2020 when schools were shut down by the Governor. GCS needed to provide meals and Wi-Fi to students, and bus drivers were eager to assist at more than 80 sites across Greenville County.
Bus drivers and aides are the first people students see as they begin their school day, and the last ones to wish them well at the end of the day. Rain or shine, they do whatever it takes to encourage children to be their best.
From the bottom of our hearts, we want to say “Thank you” to every GCS Transportation employee for their selfless service and dedication to students!
As a substitute driver, Brenda Rogers gets behind the wheel of the school bus when she’s not at her full-time job as a dump truck driver. She says it’s been hard during COVID-19, but finds that she’s more humble and caring as she serves and protects the children.
Keith serves as a bus aide to supplement his retirement income. He knows the students are the future of the country, and wants them to know how much he enjoys working with them.
Doug Carroll supplements his pastoral ministry job with income as a school bus driver. He found that he could make connections with students and their families. He also worked in the lunchroom, interacting with students before, during, and after school.
Jessica Miller is willing to do anything to help out. She truly exemplifies the “can-do” attitude in Transportation. No matter what kind of day she’s having, she gives her children her undivided love and attention every morning and every afternoon.