J& T Murphy Exeter would like to recognize driver Harry Stuart.
“I have the best students of all the drivers”. This is what our driver Harry Stuart likes to brag about every year. It is a constant rivalry between him and his wife Carol who also drives School Bus.
Harry started driving School Bus in Clinton for Barry Young driving a Special Education Bus in 1999 and has enjoyed a rewarding career driving a School Bus for Murphy Bus Lines.
Harry likes to take an interest in his students and always encourages and inspires them to be their best. Harry knows his students and expects them to have good manners and show respect and in return is respected by his students. Harry is skilled at positive praise, letting his students know when they do something nice or respectful. Harry works at creating a relationship with his students and is often sought out to chat outside of the bus environment. Harry listens to his students and communicates the rules of the bus, leads by example and uses consequences that teach.
Harry has had perfect attendance in the last 4 years and consistently received this award in other years. Harry is the recipient of the Tom Murphy Safe Driving Award. Harry likes to assist with Bus Evacuation drills where needed. Harry is a member and secretary for the Employment Equity committee for the last 5 years.
Harry constantly strives to find ways to attract new drivers to our profession and our company. Harry is an exemplary employee and proud supporter of Murphy Bus Lines. Harry’s defensive driving skills and communication with students and staff makes Harry a great addition to the Murphy team. He is a respected authority figure and cares for the students he is entrusted with to deliver safely each day.
In Harry’s spare time away form driving School Bus he spent many years as a volunteer with the Boy Scout Organization and is currently a volunteer driver 1 day every week for the Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre.
Harry’s attention to detail sets him apart as a professional driver and makes him an excellent role model for other School Bus Drivers. His dedication and willingness to grow, change, adapt, keep pace in our industry and his constant professional attitude makes Harry a deserving recipient of the “Exceptional School Bus Driver Recognition” award and recognized for his contribution to education.