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Jeff Lee is the February Laker Champion for Kids

Jeff Lee is the February Laker Champion for Kids

Calloway County Schools have recognized Jeff Lee as the February Laker Champion for Kids. The Laker Champion for Kids is awarded each month to a Laker staff member who goes above and beyond for students and colleagues.

Lee is a bus driver for morning and afternoon routes for students at East Calloway Elementary, Calloway County Middle School, and Calloway County High School.

Lee was nominated by numerous faculty and staff members within the district.

“He is an awesome bus driver," wrote East teacher Marsha Feldhaus. "He is an asset for all students. He is patient, kind, loving, and understanding of everyone's individual needs. He has worked with me as a teacher with my students and as a parent because my own child rides his bus too. He always puts kids first!”

East Elementary guidance counselor Kali Simmons also nominated Lee.

“He is always willing to do whatever it takes to help his students succeed on the bus ride," said Simmons. "He is understanding of student behaviors. He gives chances when you think that there are no more chances to be given. Even through situations that would test anyone's patience, he remains calm and has a great attitude. Not everyone can be a bus driver, but he makes it look easy.”

Lee also received a nomination from his daughter, Laken Jones, who works as a human resources assistant at the district's central office. 

“It takes a special person to be a school bus driver and he is one of those special people," Jones wrote. "He goes above and beyond what is asked of him and doesn't complain once. I once heard that you don't always remember who you had as a teacher, but you will likely always remember your school bus driver. He takes pride in what he does and is one that his students won't forget. Our school district is lucky to have him as a bus driver and I'm even luckier to have him as my dad.”