The Virtual Workshops will will be available to members from April 20, 2021 through May 31, 2021. Participants must complete all five (5) trainings within this timeframe to receive certificate credit.
Workshop 1: School Bus Pre-Trip Inspection
Jenny Chase - Jenny is the mother of 3 girls and the Nana of 3 boys. She started driving school bus for Rowell’s Garage in 1987 and became the Transportation Director for the same company in 1997. We are 1 of 2 private companies that serve the students of RSU #68 which includes Dover-Foxcroft, Monson, Charleston and Sebec. The population of students that Rowell’s services is approximately 700 with 15 drivers.
Workshop 2: ACEs
Brenda Cravens - Brenda is the Transportation Director for MSAD #60 (Berwick, North Berwick & Lebanon) since 2016. Brenda has worked in transportation for 39 Years as Safety Coordinator, Transportation Coordinator and Director of Transportation. She is a member of MAPT as Secretary, has been a Director at Large & member of NAPT.
Lori-Ann Mathews - Lori-Ann is the Transportation Director for RSU/MSAD #37. Lori-Ann has been driving a school bus for 25 years and has obtained her license as a Certified CDL/School Bus Driver’s Ed Instructor. She is a member of MAPT and currently on the Regionals Travel Team.
Workshop 3: Distractions
Fred Barlow - Fred serves as Director of Transportation
at RSU #16 -- Mechanic Falls, Minot & Poland, and has managed in the pupil
transportation industry since 1986. He has earned certifications in other
states as a school bus driver instructor and motor vehicle license examiner.
Workshop 4: Introduction to Wheelchair Securement
Lisa Gadway - Lisa is the Transportation Director at MSAD #75 - Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Harpswell & Topsham and has been in the transportation field for 22 years. Lisa is an active member of NAPT and MAPT. She is a member of the Maine delegate for the National Congress on School Transportation & a member of the NAPT Awards Committee. Lisa is a national champion in the 2015 Transporting Students with Special Needs team competition.
Gregg McGoff - Gregg is a bus driver for MSAD #49 (Fairfield) and has been an active member of MAPT. He has been in the transportation field for 27 years. Gregg is a four time Maine State Champion and a national champion in the 2015 Transporting students with Special Needs team competition.
Workshops 5: Banking for Success
Andy Madura- Andy has been in the Transportation field for 40 years, starting out as a Mechanic and Bus Driver and for the past 32 years the Director of Transportation, Facilities and Food Services for MSAD #61. His entire career has been with MSAD #61. He is a long time member of MAPT and NAPT, currently he is a Director at Large for MAPT.