RESA Congratulates Troup Co. Transportation Director
by Cindy Windham on 10/6/2008

SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR ACHIEVES NATIONAL CERTIFICATION

LaGrange, GA – Mark Lindstrom, transportation director for Troup County School System, reached a level of achievement in his field that only 117 others in the United States and only four others in Georgia have achieved.  Recently Lindstrom received certification as a Director of Pupil Transportation by the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT). 

            “One of the most significant advantages of the certification process is the camaraderie with other professionals in the industry,” said Lindstrom, who just completed his term as past president of the Georgia Association for Pupil Transportation.  “As a member of the national and state associations, I have access to a network of colleagues who are available for information, advice, and the sharing of ideas.”

            Serving Troup County Schools for over eight years, Lindstrom leads the department responsible for transporting students to and from school and extra-curricular events each day by way of almost 600 bus routes.  During the previous school year, Troup County school buses traveled over 3.1 million miles. 

            The NAPT certification program recognizes the achievements and expertise of individuals in the area of school transportation.  Candidates for certification undergo an objective peer review of education, career experience, and achievements in the field, as well as a rigorous job-specific written examination that tests a candidate’s knowledge of national standards for safe and efficient pupil transportation.  The certification process takes a minimum of five years to complete.