Molly McGee-Hewitt, Ph.D., CAE, Author at School BUSRide

What we are about…

As a foremost authority on student transportation, NAPT is unabashedly and proudly a believer in the yellow school bus and the dedicated men and women who manage the fleets, drive the busses, and keep them operational. We believe that the research is very clear, the yellow school bus is the safest form of transportation for […]

The School Year Realities…

For anyone who has ever worked for a school district you understand the rhythm and realities of the school year. July 1 to June 30 are the dates that we live by. So, April is the start of our tenth month and final quarter of the year. That means our NAPT members are knee deep […]

Welcome to the March Issue!

In the modern world, finding reliable and valuable information can be a real challenge. That’s why in every issue of our publication, we strive to offer our members the essential information and resources aimed to help achieve operational success. While the yellow bus remains an educational icon, in truth it is not the same today […]

Happy Love the Bus Month!

February, oh February! It’s like the month was made for spreading love – be it through our Bus Love Campaign or the romantic vibes of Valentine’s Day. This month totally owns my heart! The idea that we spend an entire month celebrating our bus drivers, routers, trainers, mechanics, support staff, and directors is amazing. Thank […]

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2024!

This year has started with a roar! I don’t think there is anywhere in the USA that has not been impacted by some type of weather issues. As I write this, we are setting freezing temperatures, and I am looking out at snow covered grounds. My thoughts go out to all our members who are […]

From the NAPT Executive Director & CEO: December

Following many of our members on social media is a joy for me! I truly love seeing how you, your colleagues, and your drivers celebrate the holidays! The creativity and fun are contagious, and I know that your passengers must love the season as well because of the joy you bring to your work! Thank […]

Leading from the Center: An Evolutionary Approach to leadership!

In the course of your careers as leaders in the pupil transportation industry, chances are you’ve experienced several approaches to management and leadership. Most of us have real-life examples of powerful and positive leaders, as well as heartbreaking examples of leadership failures and poor leaders. In most cases, the positive examples give us a blueprint […]

The Power of Association

Later this month, we’ll welcome our members and business partners to the return of the NAPT Annual Conference & Trade Show. This awesome event will be our first time together since 2019, and I cannot tell you how excited I am! The movers and shakers, the leaders and aspiring leaders, key business leaders, and industry […]

Dealing with Difficult People…

Last week during a call with member leaders, I heard frustration in their voices. As school started across the country, it appears we’ve come into a season of difficult people. Instead of fresh notebooks, sharpened pencils, fall colors, pumpkin spice, and homecoming games taking our attention, dealing with upset people has become a part of […]

On your mark, get set, GO!

As a school person, one of my favorite times of the year is the start of a new school year! In my days as an aide, teacher and an administrator, I looked forward fondly to the return of our students and the new year. After all, a fresh start, new challenges and new opportunities were […]