Cindy (Noble-Cook) Kotwas, MACS Bus Driver and Proud to be MACS honoree for March 2017, was recognized at the MACS Board of Education (BOE) Meeting on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Mexico Middle School.
Mrs. Kotwas grew up in Mexico and attended the Mexico Schools. She began her career with the MACS Transportation Department in 1991 as a school bus monitor, moved up to driving the MACS station wagon, then to a small bus. By the mid-1990's Mrs. Kotwas was driving the full-sized school bus. All total, she has worked in the MACS Transportation Department for 26 years.
How does Mrs. Kotwas feel about her job? "I absolutely love this job and I love our district."
Asked what her favorite part of her job is, she is quick to answer, "The kids. I enjoy the differences of each child. I enjoy just making the kid's day: changing the radio station for them, listening, showing them that I care - going that extra mile so they know."
"I also like that in our district the parents are interactive, they get involved and ask if their children are behaving on the bus," she continues. "A majority of our parents are there to put their elementary children on the bus."
Considering the Proud to be MACS Award, Mrs. Kotwas says, "I'm just in awe. I cannot believe it. I'm excited."
Mrs. Kotwas makes her home in New Haven with her husband, Dave, and her two children: Dannielle, who is grown and also works for MACS Transportation as a bus monitor, and Eric, who is a junior at Mexico High School.
Pictured, left to right, are: MACS BOE Member Chad Bigelow, MACS BOE President James Emery, MACS BOE Vice President Darlene Upcraft, MACS BOE Member Connie Douglas, Cindy Kotwas, MACS BOE Members Janice Clark, Merrilee, Gorton, and Amy Shaw, and MACS DIstrict Superintendent Sean Bruno.