QCSD hires Transportation Coordinator

By Gary Weckselblatt

Brooke Ott, formerly of the Brandywine Heights Area School District in Berks County, has been hired to be Transportation Coordinator for the Quakertown Community School District.

She was approved unanimously by the School Board on August 12.

Brooke Ott, QCSD Transportation CoordinatorMs. Ott will oversee all aspects of the administration and operation of QCSD’s transportation department and serve as the liaison between the district and Levy School Bus Co. Her work will include overseeing the development of bus routes in addition to improvements in the accuracy of transportation cost reporting to the Department of Education for subsidy reimbursement. She will also provide an important internal control as recommended by Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials and the Auditor General.

“This seems to be a very close community, and I’m really excited to be here and get to work,” Ms. Ott said.

Superintendent Dr. Bill Harner, who introduced Ms. Ott to the community at the School Board meeting, quipped “When you have transportation issues, this is who you call. We’re very lucky to have her.”

An animal lover, the Boyertown resident has a Golden Retriever, Riley, and yellow Lab, Remi. She describes herself as “a well organized individual who enjoys paperwork.” Ms. Ott said she will use those skills “to make sure I’m on top of everything and quickly get a handle on my job responsibilities.”

While she earned a degree in biology from Ursinus College, Ms. Ott said she “built a good foundation for success in this position” as the daughter of a mom and dad who were truck drivers and a grandfather who owned a trucking business.

She can be reached at bott@qcsd.org and (267) 371-1280.

Gary Weckselblatt, QCSD Director of Communications, writes about the people and the programs that impact the Quakertown Community School District. He can be reached at 215-529-2028 or gweckselblatt@qcsd.org.

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