School Bus Fleet

October 2014

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61 O C T O B E R 2 0 1 4 • S C H O O L B U S F L E E T 395 Fountain Avenue Painesville, OH 44077 440.639.2000 • 800.321.3674 www.grandrock.com Email: sales@grandrock.com CHECK OUT OUR EXPANDED LINE OF PARTS the NEW SCHOOL BUS CATALOG is over 4 TIMES what it used to be Houser said, "and I look forward to work- ing with our members to achieve goals and make changes for the association to refect its mission statement." Houser worked at the Wisconsin Mo- tor Carriers Association for 19 years. She has also been involved in the Governor's Conference on Highway Safety, and she continues to be involved with the Wis- consin Department of Transportation's Motor Carrier Advisory Committee and the Special Olympics Truck Convoy. Nine school transportation professionals recently completed the National Associa- tion for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Spe- cial Needs Transportation program: • ANNETTE MCLAMB, routing special- ist at Suffolk (Va.) Public Schools • JENNIFER MCCRON, dispatcher at Parkview Transit in Brampton, Ontario • WILL ROSA, director of transporta- tion at Parkway School District in Ches- terfeld, Missouri • MAGGIE BROERMAN, director of safety and training with Student Trans- portation of America in Carnegie, Penn- sylvania • MICHELLE CHARBONNEAU, assis- tant to the transportation director at Jack- son (Mo.) R-2 School District • CATHY SCHEER, training supervisor with Student Transportation of America in Riverside, California • KATHLEEN CALLON, director of transportation at East Irondequoit Central School District in Rochester, New York • WANDA COOPER, head bus driver at East Irondequoit Central School District in Rochester, New York • VICTORIA CREECH, training rep- resentative at Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, Florida After nearly 20 years at North Rockland Central School District (CSD) in Garnerville, New York, LENNY BERNSTEIN has stepped down from his role as the district's coordinator of trans- portation and emergency management. Bernstein's Aug. 25 retirement capped a pupil transportation career that began in 1984 at Tri-Valley CSD in Grahamsville, New York. Bernstein also served terms as president of the National Association for Pupil Transportation and the New York Association for Pupil Transportation. TRISH REED has joined IC Bus LLC as vice president and general manager. Reed replaced CARL WEBB, who took on a new role as vice president and general manager, medium duty truck, of IC Bus parent company Navistar. Reed brings more than 24 years of industry experience, including roles at Navistar as vice president of business operations at Navistar Financial Corp. and general manager of specialty ve- hicles for UpTime Parts. CHERIE HOUSER has been appointed the new executive direc- tor of the Wisconsin School Bus Associa- tion (WSBA). Houser, who started in the role on Aug. 1, previously served as vice presi- dent of a different transportation-related group: the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association, which represents truck and motorcoach owners in the state. Houser said she is "thrilled and hon- ored" to have been chosen as WSBA's executive director. "The opportunities to promote safe transportation for Wiscon- sin's most precious cargo are endless," people Bernstein Reed Houser Share your 'People' news Help us spread the word about school bus industry personnel appointments, retirements, awards and passings. E-mail announcements to info@schoolbusfeet.com. Creech

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