This week’s “High Five” goes to a member of our Transportation Department that has proven to be an incredible value and driving force (no pun intended) for the improvements efforts at East Noble Transportation. Erin Jimenez has been a member of our department for three years, coming to us from Wayne Center where she worked as an instructional assistant prior to joining EN Transportation. She has worn many hats in our department serving as a gen-ed bus driver, full-time driver for special needs, and for the past year she has served in the capacity of Transportation Department Secretary. On top of her daily secretarial duties, Erin manages scheduling of trips, extra-curricular transportation, McKinney-Vento student transport, AND finds time to drive a bus every morning and afternoon!
Erin has worked tirelessly to streamline many time consuming processes to maximize efficiency within our department, both in the office and on the road. She has helped tackle monumental task of routing buses to the 2300 students receiving bus transport each day. She single-handedly manages the scheduling of routes for Special Needs buses including the ever-changing midday runs for students on modified days. Erin spends much of her day communicating with drivers, schools, and parents on the countless changes that occur daily with student transportation requests. She is the “go-to” person for so many of us, I can’t imagine where we would be without her.
When she’s not tied to her duties here at East Noble Transportation, Erin can be found in the bleachers of countless athletic events like football, volleyball, or softball where her children represent East Noble Athletics. She also enjoys catching games at Trine where her oldest son Damien plays. While Erin does spend all summer now working at the bus garage on routing updates and scheduling, she still finds time to enjoy the sun and spending time on the lake with her husband Anthony and their family.