STN EXPO Speaker Spotlight: Michael Shields

Michael Shields returns to the STN EXPO this year to discuss topics like new driver applicants and employee retention. Shields is the Director of Transportation at Salem Keizer Public Schools in Oregon.

Shields has been in student transportation for over four decades and started as a school bus driver. Prior to becoming a director of transportation, he also worked as a district manager of a newspaper and a restaurant manager. 

On Sunday, July 9, Shields will be part of a panel titled “Special Education vs. Transportation: Who Has the Final Word?” This session will “provide an opportunity to hear from both sides of the road, special educators and transportation personnel discussing and resolving transportation challenges by responding to a series of scenarios presented.”

Later that afternoon, Shields will present “Mitigating Risk in New School Bus Driver Applicants,” a session that will offer “ways to improve your [hiring] process and change your climate.”

On Tuesday, July 11, Shields will co-present “Driver & Employee Retention: Finding the Carrot & the Stick.” This session will “tap the resources of industry leaders who understand the values of hiring and retaining the employees need for the future success of their organizations.”

You don’t want to miss Michael Shields and other presenters, who will provide insight and solutions to attendees’ most pressing challenges and issues. Check out the agenda-at-a-glance to begin to plan your time in Reno. So get your approval and register today.