Henry Finney named 'Bus Driver of the Year'
Henry Finney has been a bus driver for Birmingham City Schools for four years. "It's hard for a lot of people to understand why I do what I do. There are different motivations for people,'' he said. "For me, I do this job to give back for what has been given to me. Every child deserves the best of what we have to offer.'' (Photo by: Chanda Temple)
Retired as a salesman from Hoover Toyota, he's been a bus driver for BCS for four years. He said there are different things that motivate people to be bus drivers. For him, it's the students.
"I do this job to give back for what has been given to me,'' he said. "It's not about the money. I believe in my kids, and I believe we should give our kids the best that we have to give them.''
He knows every child on his route for Robinson Elementary and Huffman High schools. He celebrates them when he learns they do well in school.
"It takes a village to raise a child,'' he said. "Everybody has a part to play.''
Next week he will celebrate his 37th wedding anniversary. He is a deacon in his church, he is a graduate of Hudson and Carver High schools, and he has three children and two grandchildren.
Want to be on his team? BCS will have a job fair on Thursday, March 23 at Carver High from 4 to 8 p.m. The district is looking for certified teachers, bus drivers, lunchroom workers, etc. For more information, on the job fair, go here.