It keeps you young
We moved to the area about 16 years ago. My husband and I retired from the Army. I was a licensed practical nurse. My husband and I both were. He still does that and I just retired. We moved to Richmond for a couple of years and my mom lived down here so we came down here. She said, “You know, we need school bus drivers.”
I’ve been a bus driver for 14 years. I like the kids. I have pretty awesome parents.
What do you find rewarding about being a bus driver?
I think getting to know the kids and – sometimes, when you get discouraged with the way things are going with children – then you meet some really nice kids with some parents who keep the respect going, so you don’t lose faith. It keeps you young and I enjoy it. I plan to stay on the bus as long as I can – as long as they’ll have me.