Renee DeVall, Routing Analyst, Albemarle County Public Schools
Renee DeVall, Routing Analyst, Albemarle County Public Schools
How do you support student learning from outside the classroom?
We check for safe bus stops and build safe routes to and from school.  I educate the drivers and assistants on the special needs of students and the use of appropriate equipment and behavioral tools.  We try to provide transportation with in 24 hours of a family becoming homeless to help with the stability of the student’s environment. 
What’s the most common misconception about your job?
That I have summers off and that the computer routing system that I use does all the routing on its own.
What’s the most challenging aspect of your job?
The most challenging aspect is also the most rewarding and that is working with my students with  special needs that ride our buses, cars, and vans.  They have taught me the most about a good sense of humor and to enjoy life no matter what comes your way.
Why did you choose to perform your job in the schools and not in another industry?
Two reasons: the students of Albemarle County that keep me on my toes; and all my coworkers that do an outstanding  job every day at the Transportation Department.