MISD Transportation Coordinator earns state recognition

MISD Transportation Coordinator earns state recognition

Longtime transportation employee recognized for excellence


July 26, 2023 — Midland ISD is proud to announce that Transportation Routing Coordinator Elisa Felix has been honored as the Operations Specialist of the Year by the Texas Association for Pupil Transportation (TAPT).


This prestigious award recognizes her outstanding contributions in the field of school transportation. Ms. Felix has shown exceptional skills, tireless dedication, and commitment to ensuring safe and efficient transportation services for students during her more than 30 years with Midland ISD.


Starting as a bus monitor, and later as a bus driver, Ms. Felix demonstrated exceptional care and attention to the well-being of students, fostering a safe and nurturing environment on the school bus. She later took on additional responsibilities within the transportation department including as a bookkeeper, dispatcher, and field trip coordinator.


As a routing coordinator, Ms. Felix has played a pivotal role in designing and optimizing routes to increase efficiency and minimize travel time, making a significant impact on the daily lives of students, parents, and school staff. Her work streamlines bus operations and ensures on-time arrivals and departures while maintaining the highest standards of safety.


"Ms. Felix's contributions have been invaluable to our transportation department and the students who we serve," said MISD Chief Operations Officer Cortney Smith. "The honor of being named Operations Specialist of the Year is a testament to her exceptional skills and relentless dedication to ensuring the safety and efficiency of our bus routes."


Ms. Felix received the award at the annual TAPT awards banquet held in The Woodlands in June. Please join us in congratulating Elisa Felix on this well-deserved recognition. Her commitment to excellence serves as an inspiration to all transportation professionals and reinforces MISD's mission to provide safe and reliable transportation services for our students.


Media Relations Contact:

Sam Eaton

Communications Specialist

432-240-1043 | samuel.eaton@midlandisd.net