Merrillville Bus Driver Celebrates 50 Years of Service

Terry Volk has been a contracted bus driver with Merrillville Community School Corporation since 1969! She decided to become a bus driver when the family needed some extra income. She had three school-aged children and so the driving hours were a perfect fit for her family schedule! She was home when her children were home which even included scheduled school breaks. Besides, she states "I enjoy driving!"

Her service includes transporting general education students for the first 36 years and then for the past 13 years she has transported special education elementary and high school students. Terry exemplifies true dedication. Her attendance has been exemplary. Greg Griffith, Terry's supervisor says, "I am grateful to have a driver that has put in time and dedication to the students in our school district. She has influenced many of her students to succeed in life."

Over the course of her employment, Terry has enjoyed many years of developing long-lasting friendships with her fellow drivers. She has made a lasting impression on the many students she has transported over the years.

Terry encourages others to look into this amazing opportunity. Merrillville is currently looking to hire bus drivers! Merrillville will pay to train qualified drivers. Earn up to $22.68+ an hour, insurance benefits and retirement fund opportunities are available.