Rebecca Stokes, supervisor of transportation for Jefferson County Schools, received the Thomas Built Buses Professional Growth Award, while Rod Moore, a school bus operator in Monongalia County, received the Blue Bird Heroism Award.
Stokes was recognized for her distinguished career as a school bus operator, bus operator/trainer and more recently as supervisor of transportation for Jefferson County Schools.
Mr. Moore was honored for using first aid skills to save the life of a child. He received training on the Heimlich maneuver as part of the bus operator training program offered by the school system.
“These two individuals are shining examples of the type of employees we have driving our buses and supervising our employees,” explained Wayne Clutter, executive director of transportation for the West Virginia Department of Education. “These and other employees routinely go the extra mile to ensure that students are transported safely and efficiently to and from school.”