School Bus Driver Mireya (Mimi) Nelson has been named ’s January 2012 Classified Employee of the Month. Employed with the District since March 1990, Nelson was honored at the Jan. 11, 2012 Board of Trustees meeting.
One of three in-house drivers, Nelson transports students with special needs to and from , and . She was nominated for her many outstanding professional characteristics, including a focus on safety and genuine caring for her students, by Curt Huckins, Director of Facilities, Operations and Transportation.
Saying she is an indispensable team member, Huckins states, “Mimi is conscientious, loyal, dedicated and competent in all aspects of school transportation. She is patient, punctual, responsible and always puts the needs of the children first, providing a stable, positive school experience from the moment they leave home. Parents commend her for performing an exceptional job. One grandmother said that her child gets off the bus every day with a smile on her face, because she feels happy and secure in Ms. Nelson’s care.”
Nelson says safety and keeping order are her priorities. “It can be a challenge to meet the needs of the children I transport, but it is so rewarding, especially as I watch students grow up over the years. I have learned things that I can put to use in my personal life. They have taught me the important lesson of patience.”
Classified employees of the month are nominated by District administrators for consistently performing above and beyond in the scope of their jobs.
–Press Release by CUSD