Smith - Texas Association for Pupil Transportation

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Dr. Kayne M. Smith, EdD
Director of Transportation
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
TAPT family,

My name is Kayne Smith, and I am running for the office of Parliamentarian for the 2022-2023 school year. I have had the honor to serve on the Executive Committee for TAPT for five years as your Parliamentarian (two terms), President-Elect, President, and Ex-Officio. If elected, I will continue to work diligently and collaboratively to serve you, our organization, and our industry to pursue growth and expanded opportunities for all in our industry.

I am currently the Director of Transportation Services for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. I started as a school bus driver and have been afforded multiple opportunities in my career for growth and advancement. This is due in large part to the educational and networking opportunities I received with TAPT. It is my goal to continue to expand these opportunities, so others may be as fortunate as I have been to pursue professional goals.

I received my Doctor of Education with Texas A&M University-Commerce in May 2015, with my dissertation topic focused on school district liability in pupil transportation in Texas. I hold a master’s in education from LeTourneau University and my bachelor’s from Lamar University. I also enjoy spending time with my family – my wife, Emily, and my sons, Henry and Eli. We enjoy traveling, listening to music, reading books, and horseback riding.

I received my TAPT Official Certification in 2008 and have been an instructor in many of our professional development courses since then. None of this would have been possible without the continued mentoring and support from countless individuals. The mission of TAPT is to “encourage the exchange of ideas and cooperation between transportation departments across the Lone Star State.” TAPT was founded on education, and it is my focus to continue to build our organization on the foundation of experience, camaraderie, trust, knowledge, and development.

If elected, I will work to ensure that we will continue this endeavor and pursue excellence for our organization.

Thank you,
Kayne M. Smith, Ed.D.
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