A parent wrote Hamilton County Schools to commend McKenney for his quick thinking that kept her son safe on his way home from school recently. The parent said that it was a typical afternoon, and the dogs were “going nuts” because it was time for their boy to get home. On this particular day, the bus stopped, but a car did not – instead it passed the bus right where children normally stand when getting off the bus.
“Mr. McKenney told Charlie to wait because he saw the SUV coming,” the parent wrote. “If Jonathan McKenney had not been watchful or if he had been too rushed, Charlie would have been in the road when the car passed the bus.”
This example of his watchful eye is not isolated. Mr. McKenney rewards the children weekly for good behavior, as well as encourages them to look out for each other and do great things at school. “Words are not adequate to express how thankful our family is to have this dedicated man as our bus driver,” the parent wrote.
“I am Hamilton” spotlights the contributions of alumni, teachers, parents, students, support workers, and community members providing opportunities for children in the classrooms of Hamilton County Schools.
If you know someone worthy of recognition in the “I am Hamilton” series, send a short message that describes the difference the person makes in the lives of children each day in Hamilton County Schools. Include the person’s name, connection to Hamilton County Schools, your name, and your connection to Hamilton County Schools. Your nomination could be the next “I am Hamilton!” Send the nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org.