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New Assistant Director of Transportation Driven to Succeed

February 27, 2014

Seeing new Assistant Transportation Director Shelley O'Riley in action, you'd think she's been part of the Monticello team for a very long time, not just a week. Mother Nature has already thrown some challenges her way.

"When I started working here on February 17, we were hit with unusual weather and the transportation director was at a conference. Talk about trial by fire!" exclaimed Ms. O'Riley.

As Assistant Director, Ms. O’Riley works alongside Director of Transportation Kathleen Cummings. Her primary responsibilities include assisting in the management of personnel, including bus drivers, aides, dispatchers and others; helping schedule and assign bus routes; developing transportation safety procedures; as well as other related activities.

Prior to arriving in Monticello, Ms. O'Riley worked as a location manager for a nationwide student transportation company, and as assistant pupil transportation director for the Syracuse City School District. Her past professional experience includes management of a fleet of 300 buses and service vehicles; supervision of 350+ employees; and direction of 200+ routes and 12,000 students. Her transportation career started in 2007 when she began driving a school bus.

Ms. O’Riley has served as a member of the NYSED Pupil Transportation SBDI/MI Advisory Committee; earned the Pupil Transportation Management Professional Certification; and is certified as a NYSED School Bus Driving Instructor and a NYSDMV 19-A Certified Examiner.

"We're thrilled to welcome Ms. O'Riley to our transportation team," said Cummings. "She brings a wide range of experience with her and I am confident she will help us maintain the commitment to excellence and safety for which this district is known," she said.

Ms. O'Riley recently relocated to Kiamesha Lake from Syracuse.



Photo: Monticello Schools Director of Transportation Kathleen Cummings (right) welcomes Assistant Director of Transportation Shelley O'Riley (left).