• Employee of the Month for June 2018

    Posted by Vanessa Brown on 7/12/2018 3:00:00 PM

    EOM

    Fiscal Responsibility : Joe Borrego

     

    I have been driving at ECISD for 7 years.  I enjoy driving a school bus and getting to know my students personally.  In my spare time when I’m not driving, I spend my time with family and girlfriend.  I enjoy watching movies, listening to music, going to the lake, and barbequing.  When I retire, I would like to travel the world.

     

     

     

     

    eom Culture / Climate : Maria Puebla

     

    I started working here in August 2017 as a bus monitor and have been a bus driver since January 2018.  I enjoy it when I am able to talk to the kids and offer advice in the right direction.  I enjoy photography and hiking (or just walking), bike riding, and spending time with grandkids.  When I retire, I would love to travel and just relax while taking pictures even just here in town. 

     

     

     

     

    eom Performance : Ray Alvarado

     

    I have worked as a bus driver for ECISD for a year.  I enjoy seeing the children’s smiles as they get onto the bus.  I like to go fishing, camping, and cycling when I am not working.  When I retire, I plan on going out fishing at the coast with my family and travelling. 

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  • Employee of the Month for May of 2018

    Posted by Vanessa Brown on 5/31/2018

    James

    Culture / Climate: James Chatham

     

    I worked here before in the 2008-2009 season and drove bus 89.  Lots of adventures!  I sub drove the first part of this year until I got my own route.  Now, I drive bus 226 on an Elmendorf route.  Good kids and nice route.  I mostly enjoy driving the bus.  Now that I have an air seat, it’s a lot better on my back.  Being the best example I can be for the kids also has its rewards.  My hobbies include travelling, woodworking, model railroading, playing music (both solo act and with a band), and anything else that sounds interesting – like scuba diving, etc.  I have already retired three times (U.S. Navy, U.S. Civil Service, and Caterpillar). I am working at job number four.  Then maybe I will go on to something else!

     

     

    Abby

    Performance: Abby Murillo

     

    I have worked as a driver for 20 years, as well as spending six months as a monitor.  I have driven for three years at ECISD Transportation.  The kids are my enjoyment.  There’s never a dull moment.  They keep you alive.  I also love seeing the staff every day.  At this time, the thing I like doing is working.  It keeps me going.  In regards to retirement, I have not planned that far ahead.  Hopefully, I can work with kids until I can’t move anymore. 

     

     

     

     

    Marjorie Fiscal Responsibility: Marjorie Berry

     

    I started working for Transportation in 2006 when my youngest child started at John Glenn.  It allowed me to keep the same holidays and school hours as my children.  Bus driving is the perfect job for a mom.  It has been 12 years now.  I’ve always worked in Transportation as a bus driver.  I completely enjoy my job!  I love the kids and their families.  Often, the best conversations come from riding in vehicles talking to your kids.  For me, it’s my time to get to know my bus kids’ wishes, desires, hopes, and needs.  Often, people and family do not get to visit around the supper table.  I love spending time with my family.  We do everything together: fish, hunt, kayak, swim, and make sausage, cured turkey, and jerky.  We garden.  We shoot.  We also spend a lot of time working together.  The most current projects are leveling the house and next a new roof.  I am a brand new grandma as of Monday.  I will be a busy grandma!  I’ll never retire!!!  Ya’ll will have to run me off with a big stick.

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  • Employees of the Month for April of 2018

    Posted by Samuel Delgado on 4/30/2018

    Anna Culture / Climate: Anna Marie Shurley

    I have worked here at Transportation for three months as a monitor and have been driving for one year and five months.  I love the freedom of being able to take my grandchildren to all of their doctor appointments.  I love each and every one of my kids on my bus.  I love their stories and laughter we share.  My bosses and everyone in the office have been very kind to me.  In my spare time, I enjoy fishing, bowling, and gardening.  I also enjoy spending time with my family at the water parks and beach.  When I retire one day, I would like to hopefully buy a house by the beach, do some travelling, and spend lots of time with my family. 

     

     

    Sabrina Performance: Sabrina Bryant-Sherrow

    I have been driving in Transportation since February of 2010.  I enjoy working with students the most, as there is never a dull moment.  In my spare time, I enjoy entering my chili and beans in BBQ cook-offs.  When I retire, I plan on travelling and spending time with family and friends. 

     

     

     

     

     

    Verna Fiscal Responsibility: Verna Knox

    I have been driving and working here for 15 years.  I enjoy working with the students and other drivers.  There is never a dull moment.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my grandkids and horses, and I also like to watch the Spurs play.  When I retire, I would like to travel.

     

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  • Employees of the Month for March of 2018

    Posted by Samuel Delgado on 3/31/2018

    Calvin White

    Culture / Climate: Calvin White

    I have been driving for 18 months.  I enjoy working with the kids of our community.  In my spare time, I enjoy fishing.  When I retire one day, I would like to travel with my wife.

     

     

     

     

     

    Sharon Rakowitz

    Performance: Sharon Rakowitz

    I have been driving in Transportation for 30 years.  I was a monitor for the first 6 years and then began driving.  I love working with kids and watching them grow.  I get most of them when they are in kindergarten and may have them until they finish junior high.  I also enjoy working with my monitor, Linda Garcia.  She has been with me for the past 10 years.  In my spare time, I enjoy shopping, gardening, and spending time making lasting memories with my family, especially my two grandsons.  We take mini-vacations or just hang out on the porch and bbq.  When I retire, I would love to take a dream vacation to Italy, but I’d settle for some cruising.  I would also enjoy time to sleep and time to spend with family and friends.

     

     

    Michael Borrego Fiscal Responsibility: Michael Borrego

    I have been driving for 15 years.  I enjoy working with kids and helping to shape the minds of our youth.  In my spare time, I like going to the movies, gaming, and listening to music.  When I retire, I would like to drive all over the USA and see every state.

     

     

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  • DOT Employee of the Month for June 2017

    Posted by Data Tech on 6/30/2017

    EOM Mr. Pieniazek – Bus Driver for #65!

     I have been driving a school bus for about 4 years. I like the fact I am contributing to student education
    by providing safe and reliable transportation. I get to know the students and parents building positive
    relationships. I enjoy working with my fellow transportation employees. I volunteer at our church
    working with the worship team. When I do finish my career driving a school bus I would like to travel
    and spend time with family.

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  • DOT Employee of the Month for May 2017

    Posted by Data Tech on 5/31/2017


    EOM Marilyn Hernandez – Special Needs bus #221

     I’ve been driving an East Central school bus for 24 years!!! I work with and drive special needs students which I enjoy very much. It is very rewarding working with the kids and get to know them personally. I enjoy camping and making baby blankets out of needle point in my spare time. When I am done hanging up my keys for the last time I want to jump in our RV and travel throughout the US.

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  • DOT Employee of the Month for April 2017

    Posted by Samuel Delgado on 4/30/2017

    Mr P

    Mr. Pieniazek – Bus Driver for #65

    I have been driving a school bus for about 4 years.   I like the fact I am contributing to student education by providing safe and reliable transportation.  I get to know the students and parents building positive relationships.  I enjoy working with my fellow transportation employees.  I volunteer at our church working with the worship team.  When I do finish my career driving a school bus I would like to travel and spend time with family.

     

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  • DOT Employee of the Month for March 2017

    Posted by Samuel Delgado on 3/31/2017

    Karen

    Karen Whelchel - Bus #16

    I have been driving a school bus for about 25 years.  I enjoy interacting with the students, taking field trips with the kids and the time off during the day.  In my spare time I enjoy being with family, going to the movies, skating and taking trips to the coast.  After my school bus driving days I would like to travel more, take cruises and perhaps become a foster parent to children and pets.

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  • DOT Employee of the Month for February 2017

    Posted by Samuel Delgado on 2/17/2017

    James Dial

    James Dial - Bus #70

    I have been driving a school bus almost 3 years.  I enjoy driving the students to and from school and talking with them.  I love to go fishing and bowling when I am not working.  I hope to drive a school bus for the foreseeable future and plan to retire one day.  When I do retire I would like to spend more time camping and fishing.  Congratulations James!!!!

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  • DOT Employee of the Month for January 2017

    Posted by Samuel Delgado on 1/19/2017

    Jan EOM Joe Borrego - Bus #227

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