I Am Hamilton-Chris Green, a bus driver in the Hixson area
Posted on 02/13/2020
Photo: (L to R) Dr. LeAngela Rogers, principal, Hixson Middle, and Sgt. Aaron E. Berry present Chris Green with an I Am Hamilton shirt.Today, “I am Hamilton” spotlights Chris Green, a bus driver in the Hixson attendance area in the North River Learning Community. Mr. Green was nominated by a parent at Hixson Middle School for the excellent job he does making the morning a great start for children riding his bus.

“I am Hamilton” spotlights the contributions of alumni, teachers, parents, students, support workers, and community members in providing opportunities for children in the classrooms of Hamilton County Schools. Better opportunities for children today mean a brighter future filled with possibilities for our graduates, their families, and the community.

“I believe there is a reason for everything and I believe that Mr. Green was meant to be my son and daughter’s bus driver,” wrote Sgt. Aaron E. Berry in his nomination. “Once in a blue moon a special person like Mr. Green comes along who knows deep down what some of these kids are going through and he has empathy and a loving heart to put a smile on a child’s face on a bad day. He can put a slight hint of laughter behind his voice and tries to make each child that climbs onto his school bus feel good about themselves.”

“Mr. Green is a good-hearted fellow who talks honestly with the children about their report cards and helps to build them up so they can do better the next grading period,” added Sgt. Berry. “He puts positive back into a young heart that feels negative and helps them to replace a frown with a smile. I for one, am blessed you were my children’s bus driver for the past three years. Please, don’t ever let the light your provide children burn out.”

To nominate someone for “I Am Hamilton,” send an email to [email protected] with the name of the person you would like to nominate, the school the individual is connected to in Hamilton County Schools, the person’s title, and what makes the individual a valued contributor to Hamilton County Schools. You can nominate a graduate, teacher, parent, student, support worker, community member, or anyone playing a role in a school in the district. Also, include your name, school or location, and title.

Photo: (L to R) Dr. LeAngela Rogers, principal, Hixson Middle, and Sgt. Aaron E. Berry present Chris Green with an I Am Hamilton shirt.

The I Am Hamilton series won a 2019 NSPRA Golden Achievement Award for school district communications from the National School Public Relations Association.