HomePeopleSTN Names Portee 2018 Transportation Director of the Year

STN Names Portee 2018 Transportation Director of the Year

School Transportation News presented its Transportation Director of the Year award to Nicole Portee, executive director of transportation for Denver Public Schools, on Monday morning during the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services Conference.

Portee has proven herself more than capable of spearheading several projects geared toward ensuring Denver’s students have the school bus transportation they need to get to the schools of their choice. She oversees the nationally-recognized ‘Success Express,’ is implementing lap/shoulder belts into her fleet, and is always striving toward operational optimization through data.

“We’re always looking for someone who’s doing something unique,” stated STN Publisher Tony Corpin. “The reason we’re giving her this award today is because of that outstanding push towards student achievement.”

“Everything we do is all about the kids,” Portee said after she was presented the award on Monday. “I want transportation to be at the table. As we say, education doesn’t start at the classroom—it starts when we pick up kids, and it ends when we take kids home. We are an extension of the school day.”

Read more about Portee’s accomplishments and work at DPS in the November issue of School Transportation News.

February 2024

Learn more about Danger Zone safety and how to utilize the technology & training available to further student safety,...

Buyer’s Guide 2024

Find the latest vehicle production data and budget reports, industry trends, and contact information for state, national and federal...

Poll

What would most increase student safety in the Danger Zone?
146 votes
VoteResults
Advertisement