Staff Directory

Patty Thompson

Transportation Services - Assistant Director of Transportation

Key Roles

Patty has been with Chinook's Edge since 1992 and is the Assistant Director of Transportation and the Transportation Safety Officer. She is responsible for hiring of bus drivers and organizes and oversees driver training and the Alberta Transportation Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) program. Patty is the administrator for the Versa Trans routing & operations software program, and her key roles include administration of the Transportation Safety Program Manual, route planning, route assessments, route maintenance and accident scene investigations. She is responsible for the completion and submission of the transportation grant to Alberta Education and also helps with parent/student/driver general concerns and issues. 

Patty has been the Vice President for the Student Transportation Association of Alberta (STAA) since 2014 as well as an Executive Member of the Alberta Student Transportation Advisory Committee (ASTAC) since 2008.  She also attends Provincial Bus Safety Meetings, Zone STAA Meetings, and Transportation Committee Meetings.