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NYAPT Leadership Development and Certification Institute
NYAPT presents the NYAPT Leadership Development and Certification Institute. The purpose of this program is to provide school transportation professionals with a process to develop skills and competencies they need to ensure that all the elements necessary for a safe bus ride come together for every student who rides a school bus.
Click on the links below to download the Overview Leadership brochure that explains the program, as well as the application materials.
The application fee to enter the program is $175.00 for a three-year term. Applicants can apply by completing the application and sending it to NYAPT at the address below with the $175.00 application fee included.
NYAPT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAM UPDATE 5/25/2021
Due to the cancellation of the 2020 NYAPT Summer Conference, we restructured the delivery of the Leadership Development and Certification Institute programming. We are excited to announce that this popular program will continue with the generous sponsorship of Leonard Bus Sales, Inc. in virtual format. These professional development virtual format opportunities began after the NYAPT annual meeting on July 13, 2020. In person programming will be available when health department regulations permit.
NYAPT will offer the following programming opportunities:
“Managing Your Operation with Key Performance Indicators” - presenter TBD - $99
“Transportation Contracts, RFPs and Bids” – presenter Lori Ann Savino - $99 - This course will be offered as a pre-conference course before the 2021 Summer Conference! Go to 2021 NYAPT Summer Pre-Conference Workshop - School Business -Contracts, Bids and RFPs & More for details and to register
“NYAPT Law Course - Updated” presenter TBD - $145.00 members/$195.00 non-members
These programs are offered at no cost to Leadership program participants due to the support of the Leonard Bus Sales, Inc. sponsorship. This generous sponsorship covers educational programming costs for the aforementioned courses. For new applicants to the Leadership program, individual registration is at full cost to the registrant at $175.00 per applicant.
All NYAPT members are welcome to participate in the Leadership program webinars, however at the posted fee. Members are encouraged to join the Leadership program. More information will be shared at the NYAPT Annual Meeting on these educational opportunities.
Leadership program participants who are ready to take the certification test are asked to consider the following: NYAPT will arrange to deliver the test at your location on an individual basis. Please contact the NYAPT office at email@example.com to schedule a test. Testing dates can be set up after the NYAPT annual meeting. Note the information below that you should consider before taking the certification test. This information can be found above.
1. Attain the necessary knowledge of NYS Department of Education, NYS Department of Motor Vehicle, NYS Department of Transportation, and USDOT Laws and Regulations as they pertain to pupil transportation.
2. Reference materials for review (found in the NYAPT website):
Contact the NYAPT office if you have questions regarding the Leadership Development and Certification program.
NYAPT Certified Directors of Transportation
Maureen Ryan - New Paltz School District - December 2006, Recertified December 2020
Chris Nelson - Retired from Stillwater School District - May 2010, Recertified March 2021
Whitney Colvin - Brunswick Central School District - June 2010, Recertified December 2020
Richard Gallagher - Bayshore School District - June 2010, Recertified December 2020
Nicole Dolce - Eastchester School District - August 2020
Lori-Ann Savino - Jericho School District - November 2020
John Toups - Jericho School District - January 2021
Jason Callahan - Amityville UFSD - January 2021
Wayne Conbeer - Canajoharie Central School District - March 2021
Kenrick McPhoy - Long Beach Public Schools - March 2021
Marc Medina - Farmingdale School District - March 2021
Castel Stone - Jericho School District - January 2021
John Kidd - Fairport Central School District - February 2021
Ann Chagnon - Queensbury School District - April 2021
John Spacht - Southwestern School District - June 2021
Judy Kahn - Saratoga Springs City School District - July 2021
Dawn Goodrich - Owego Apalachin Central School District - July 2021
Claudine Beck - North Colonie Central School District - February 2022
Karen Brouillette - Oneida City School District - February 2022
Robert Cornish - Jasper-Troupsville Central School District - February 2022
Karim Johnson - Bethlehem Central School District - February 2022
Andy Kirk - Whitesboro Central School District - February 2022
Cynthia Snow - Waterville Central School District - February 2022
Shari Forsythe - Clyde Savannah Central School District - June 2022
Kelli Ricci - New Paltz Central School District - June 2022
Jennifer Jones - Lake Shore Central School District - July 2022
Ann Rugg - Springville Griffith Institute - July 2022
Kristin Sercu - Pine Valley Central School District - July 2022
Dajuana Alston-Reeves - Levittown Public Schools - July 2022
Christopher Nichols - Spencerport Central School District - July 2022
Samantha Saw - Southampton Public Schools - July 2022
Michael Zopff - Liverpool Central School District - July 2022