• Apr 19, 2016

    Bob Rutkoski | More Than a Job

    What Bob Rutkoski thought was going to be just a job grew into a profession and a passion. Our Area General Manager for Northern Illinois has now served the student transportation industry for more than 20 years.
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  • Apr 05, 2016

    Team Cornwall | Caring for the Community

    For our location in Cornwall, Ontario, caring for the community they serve has taken on special meaning. The team not only works together to transport students to and from school safely, but to also make a real difference in the lives of children.
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  • Mar 08, 2016

    Reggie Garrett | Up for a Challenge

    Reggie leads a team of nearly 450 employees who are responsible for safely transporting 13,500 Lewisville ISD students each school day. Reggie rallied his team to help ensure a successful start-up, which also included the delivery of a fleet of nearly 300 new buses.
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  • Feb 23, 2016

    Lydell Banks | The Yellow School Bus is a Part of His Life

    Lydell Banks grew up in the student transportation industry. His dad has been a school bus owner-operator for more than 35 years. Lydell is now forging his own path as a safety manager who assists First Student locations in Louisiana and Mississippi.
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  • Feb 09, 2016

    Linda Bowar | A Passion and Purpose for Driving a School Bus

    First Student Driver Linda Bowar genuinely represents what it means to be a caring member of the community. She shows her commitment by responding to the need of one of her students and creating a fundraiser that benefits multiple Rochester, Minnesota, children.
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  • Jan 26, 2016

    Team Wichita | Working Together to Deliver on Our Promise

    As our largest First Student location, traveling nearly nine million miles each school year, the Safety team in Wichita is focused on delivering on our core value. The team recognizes that when they work together they achieve results that deliver on our promise to provide students with the best start and finish to every school day.
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  • Jan 12, 2016

    Sherri Cole | Affectionately Known as "Mama Bear"

    Her title is Operations Manager, but to her colleagues, Sherri Cole is also known as “Mama Bear.” She is committed to caring for the students who ride our buses, and also inspiring the drivers at our location in Fresno, California, to perform at the highest level.
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