Posted Date: 04/01/2019
Congratulations to Donell Watson for being named Bus Driver of the Year! Watson was recognized at the monthly school board meeting on Monday, March 25. Eddie Brown, Hempstead ISD Transportation Manager, presented Watson with a certificate, Jacket and tumbler for PCAT.
Watson, who has been a bus driver for Hempstead ISD for over seven years, was honored by PCAT (Property Casualty Alliance of Texas) as the 2018-2019 PCAT Bus Driver of the Year for Hempstead ISD. The award was based upon multiple driver attributes: Leadership, Attitude, Perseverance, Student and Parent Relationships, and Technical Skill.
Brown read the note from Rick Edwards during the presentation. “We’re honored to recognize the effort, sacrifice and great care exhibited by school bus drivers throughout the PCAT program,” said Rick Edwards, President of Edwards Risk Management, Inc. “When I consider the heartfelt praise offered by other school bus drivers, supervisors, school staff, students and parents, it stands out in my mind that the accomplishments extend beyond competent driving. It also speaks volumes to these drivers’ humility, gentle spirits, gracious demeanor and servant hearts, even as many of them have dealt with their own life struggles.”
PCAT is the largest public school risk pool in the U.S. devoted solely to property and casualty exposures. Formed in 2003 to meet the unique property and casualty insurance needs faced by Texas school, PCAT has grown to 144 members and more than $15 billion in school properties.