Catherine has been working for the Transportation Department for more than 30 years. Being a school bus driver is not just a job for Catherine. She expresses that “working with kids, you have to love what you do and have a heart. You can’t have a negative attitude or an unfriendly attitude. You have to know your kids and parents while building a rapport with them, as after all, parents entrust their kids with us. Empathy and compassion are a must without having a discriminatory mindset towards any child. Therefore, working with kids is more than just a job.”
Catherine always tries to see the good in people. She is a very good listener and a very dedicated employee. She will offer her help and advice to anyone who is receptive because the knowledge and experience of driving for 31 years are well deserved. She got to the point in her life where she did not let others upset her happiness. She does what makes her happy and enjoys every minute of life that God grants her.
For hobbies, Catherine enjoys going to concerts, movies, and camping. She likes to read and spend leisure time by the pool in her backyard, barbecuing, and having swim parties with her grandkids.
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” A positive quote Catherine lives by. “It is necessary to respect others even though we may and have different opinions. We have to do that in order to live and survive in this world. Every day is not good or perfect, but it is how you react that will determine your outcome and destination in life!!”