Bus drivers deliver our most valuable resources – students. Many times there are drivers who go the extra mile and deserve to be recognized for their efforts.

Midlothian ISD bus driver Danny Hemphill was awarded the 2011 School Bus Driver of the Year, sponsored by the district’s fleet insurer, Property Casualty Alliance of Texas and administered through Edwards Risk Management, Inc.

MISD Transportation Coordinator, Deanna Cannon, presented Hemphill with a certificate and a personalized jacket during special recognition at the School Board meeting held on Sept. 19.

“I commend Danny Hemphill for his attitude and commitment towards his colleagues and students. Because of his strong work ethic, he deserves to be the 2011 Bus Driver of the Year,” said Cannon.

The award is based on multiple driver attributes such as attitude, leadership, perseverance, student and parent relationships and technical skill.

Hemphill has been driving a MISD bus for 10 years. He is also a local realtor for Coldwell Banker Americana Realtors.

Hemphill’s nominator, Brenda Stallings received a Property Casualty Alliance of Texas T-shirt.

Stallings comments about Hemphill mentioned his dedication, commitment to safety, positive attitude and outlook and friendship with his coworkers.

Contact Aaron at a.schwaderer@wnin.news or 469-517-1456.