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Meet Our Delegates

We're excited to see student transportation industry thought leaders and influencers in Columbus this November! Leading up to our event, we'll be highlighting their commitment to our industry and their own professional growth. Here's a little bit about our delegates. And be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (#NAPTconference).


Melodie (Mel) Monica, Routing Specialist, Saratoga Springs City School District (NY)

How many buses does your organization operate? 85
How many students do you transport daily? 6500
What is your top reason for registering for the NAPT® Conference & Trade Show? Learning, networking, experience
Describe your ideal school bus: Air Conditioning, Wifi, music video's and movies
What advice would you give your younger self? Take it slow and steady. Do the best job you can.
What do you love most about your job? Teaching new drivers and the look on their faces when they get what you're trying to present.
What would you say is your greatest professional accomplishment? Getting all the students on the buses before the first day of school.
If you had an extra hour in the day, what would you do with it? Exercise
If you had a time machine, would you go back in time or into the future? Why? I don't want to know what the future holds so I would go back and spend more time with those I have lost.


Michael Miller, Transportation Director, Sycamore Community Schools (OH)

How many buses does your organization operate? 66
How many students do you transport daily? 3600
What is your top reason for registering for the NAPT® Conference & Trade Show? Professional Development
Describe your ideal school bus: Wings and a Jet Engine
What advice would you give your younger self? Every Day is a Good Day!
What do you love most about your job? The positive impact we have on the lives of children.
What would you say is your greatest professional accomplishment? Ohio Association for Pupil Transportation (2x); William Rice Award Winner
If you had an extra hour in the day, what would you do with it? Sleep!
If you had a time machine, would you go back in time or into the future, and why? Back in time....80's music is the best!!!!!

Mel and Mike are just two of 600+ delegates gathering in Columbus November 2-5. Check back regularly and meet more delegates!




The annual NAPT® Conference & Trade Show is consistently recognized as the premier school transportation conference in the nation. Be part of our industry's future - join us in Columbus!