First Student Stratford would like to recognize Donna Holmes.
Donna has been a driver at the Stratford First Student location since December of 2013. Always steadfast and very competent, she drives her route to Sprucedale School in Shakespeare. Donna shows patience and kindness each and every day. She never flusters on the radio in times of need, which in turn keeps the students calm on the bus. In a recent incident, something flew off of a passing transport and hit her windshield. She was able to keep everyone calm and kept everyone safe while they had to transfer buses. No one was injured in the incident but we knew the students would be in good hands. Another recent event involved a young student losing a tooth on the bus and not being able to find it. After the run, Donna took extra time to find the tooth and was able to return it back to the student. These are only a couple examples of Donna’s kindness and dedication to First Student and her small charges.
First Student salutes drivers like Donna who help transport students safely, on time, and ready to learn in school.