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Nicole Portee Named Transportation Director of the Year

Oct. 25, 2018
Nicole Portee, Executive Director of Transportation
Nicole Portee, Executive Director of Transportation

Photo Credit: Erwin Harrison | Story Credit: Claudia Newton

Nicole is at the pinnacle of her career and on the industry’s leading edge of linking student success to the school bus ride.

Coloradoans know a thing or two about mountains. Peak pose challenges that require many calculated steps to surmount. Similarly, leaders in the business world are adept at flipping the perspective of their employees to use challenges to uncover opportunities.

Similar to mountain climbing, organizational leadership requires continuously putting one foot in front of the other in an effort to stride further and higher. And there’s an exhilaration upon the accomplishment of reaching the summit.

Nicole Portee knows a thing or two about this type of ascent, running a stellar school bus operation for Denver Public Schools nestled against the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. She has had her fair share of challenges and monumental tasks to overcome, but she has consistently risen to impressive heights, which is why she was named this year’s School Transportation News Transportation Director of the Year.

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