Staff Spotlight: Mindy Robinson-Bus Driver for Prescott Elementary School

Every week, we’ll shine a spotlight on one Lincoln Public Schools staff member! Get to know the wonderful people making a positive impact across various areas within LPS. This week, meet Mindy Robinson, bus driver for Prescott Elementary School’s Early Childhood Education Program.

“Mindy has been a phenomenal bus driver for our preschool students at Prescott. She goes above and beyond in the duties of her job. She makes all students and parents feel welcome and safe on the bus. She understands child development and the individual needs of our students. She expresses so much care for the kids. She has great communication skills between our staff and families. She addresses children and families by name. She has created an organized system to get students into the seats quickly and safely.” - Prescott Early Childhood Education Team

Briefly describe your role at LPS.
My main role is to transport children safely to and from home and school.

How long have you worked for LPS?
I have worked for LPS off and on since 2017.

What inspired you to become part of the education field at LPS?
I love my job and hope to make a difference in the children's lives. I want them to want to come to school every day knowing there is someone there for them.

What has been your favorite part of working here? What aspect of your job do you find most rewarding?
My favorite part would be as we get ready to turn the corner on Harwood the kids will yell "School, School, School!" Most rewarding is when you have a student who is nonverbal start talking, and you get to witness that or when you get a child who is crying for whatever reason to laugh at one of your really bad jokes, that is rewarding.

Did you attend LPS as a student? If so, which school(s)? If not, where are you from?
I attended schools all over the USA.

What path did you take after completing your formal education? 
I went to cosmetology school in Council Bluffs at EQ School of Hair Design.

What is your favorite childhood book or a book that has influenced your life positively?
My mom told me the book I loved was called “So Big.” It was about a little girl and her baby doll.

What do you enjoy most about the Lincoln community?
I love the history. There is so much to learn still!

Share a shout out to a former teacher who impacted your life.
I had great teachers, but one stands out by far! Mr. Hughs was my math teacher. I never got the concept of algebra, and he went beyond any other teacher to help me pass my tests!

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Published: March 7, 2024, Updated: March 7, 2024

Mindy Robinson-Bus Driver for Prescott Elementary School