Congratulations to Corinth Central School District’s Head Bus Driver Kathleen Wardell for recently being named the district’s new Transportation Supervisor. Wardell replaces Harold Nicholson who retired in January 2020. Wardell has been a member of the Corinth Transportation Department for the past three years, making her transition to supervisor seamless.
“We didn’t have to look far for an extremely qualified candidate who knows our district and puts kids first,” says Corinth Superintendent Dr. Mark Stratton. “Kathleen’s reputation for putting student safety at the forefront of everything she does and her knowledge of school bus regulations and requirements makes her a perfect fit. We are glad to have her running our transportation department.”
Prior to coming to Corinth, Wardell logged more than 20 years of experience in the retail management field. But, her first job out of school was as a bus driver. First for for Browns Transportation, then for Upstate Tours, and lastly for the Saratoga Springs School District. Wardell has since returned to her roots and couldn’t be happier.
“I always kept my CDL license updated for the possibility that I might one day return to the transportation industry,” says Wardell. “I am extremely excited for this opportunity and am eager to tackle the challenges of starting a new position.”
She adds: “My passion for automotive safety keeps me focused on ensuring our buses are in tip-top shape, that they meet all state standards and regulations, and are safe for our students.”
When Wardell isn’t supervising the Corinth Transportation Department, which consists of 18 full-time drivers and two mechanics, she can be found enjoying the outdoors, snowmobiling with her husband, or working on her farm. Wardell and her husband own and raise horses and black angus cattle.
Wardell moved to the Greenfield area to be with family. Her love of a small-town atmosphere and close-knit community is what brought her to Corinth. She also has nieces and nephews who attend or have graduated from Corinth.
“It feels very rewarding to be an integral part of such a great school community,” says Wardell.