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Eanes ISD

Transportation Staff EANESpiration Winners, 2022

Eanespiration Awards
Transportation Eanespiration Winners

Left to Right. Thomas Wood, Petra Waterworth, Superintendent Dr. Tom Leonard, Paul Nyhuis, Transportation Director Fritz Klabunde, Assistant Superintendent of Operations Jeremy Trimble and Incoming Superintendent Dr. Jeff Arnett.

Educational Impact 

Those who display leadership and commitment to the district by making a positive, noticeable and significant impact.

Mr. Paul Nyhuis, Bus Driver/Driver Trainer
While being a full-time bus driver, Paul also trains new CDL drivers including drivers for Transportation and Athletics coaches. He is the liaison between Transportation and Smart Tag, he ensures all CDL holders in the district are registered with the Federal Motor Carriers, and schedules Continuing Education classes. He is willing to help in any area of Transportation to the benefit of the department and is such an incredible help to all!

Ms. Petra Waterworth, Special Needs Bus Assistant
Petra has been a special needs bus assistant for 11 years. She has teamed up with almost every SPED driver during her tenure. She can be counted on to be present every day and with an exceptional attitude. She is excellent with the children she supervises - many of whom require special attention. Her commitment to children is outstanding. We truly appreciate Petra’s contribution to the district.

Mr. Thomas Wood, Bus Driver
Thomas Wood is an incredible bus driver who goes above and beyond the call of duty for our special education students. Mr. Thomas, as he is called, always has a smile and a kind word for all of our students and staff. He is not afraid to be silly, which our students absolutely love! When students ride Mr. Thomas' bus, they begin and end the day with a huge dose of positivity and care. Mr. Thomas never hesitates to do extra training sessions to prepare himself to meet a student's particular needs. He has even helped by making additional trips to the school to pick up special equipment that a student needed to take home. We all love Mr. Thomas, and we hope he knows how important he is to so many!