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St. Cloud Area School District 742

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Ep.6: The Art of Steering Young Lives: Bus Driver Dads
May 7 2024
Ep.6: The Art of Steering Young Lives: Bus Driver Dads
Ever wonder who's at the heart of our children's daily journey to school? Today, we're tipping our hats to the heroes of the morning rush—school bus drivers. Our very own Ayan Omar, joined by three of District 742's finest, Abdi Kaarshe, Abdul Abdi and Paul Burris, steers us through the laughter and challenges that paint the world of those who drive our students. Their shift from long-haul trucking to navigating school routes unfolds tales of precious family moments and the immeasurable impact they have on the kids they greet each day.As the wheels on the bus go round and round, so do the stories of appreciation that fuel the spirits of these drivers. Our episode blossoms with tales of simple yet profound thanks, from homemade cookies to heartfelt notes, painting a vivid picture of the community's gratitude.But the journey doesn't end at the last stop; it continues into the world of creativity and mentorship. One of our guests, a devoted father, artist, and mentor, shares how the flexibility of his role as a bus driver complements his passion for art and fostering young minds. His story, complete with a chuckle-worthy anecdote about his young passengers, illustrates how these custodians of the daily commute are crafting a community, one ride at a time. Join us for a trip down the route of gratitude and inspiration—it's a ride worth taking.Have a great podcast idea? Submit your idea to Subscribe and thanks for listening!