CFISD Transportation Director Named Director of the Year

Dr. Kayne Smith, CFISD director of transportation, was named Director of the Year for 2021 by the School Transportation News (STN).

Dr. Kayne Smith Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

School Transportation News Honors Dr. Kayne Smith

Dr. Smith was featured in STN’s magazine, which included a full-page front cover photo and 10-page story spread.  Congratulatory advertisements from industry and business partners ran alongside the magazine article.

An additional article on Dr. Smith’s background in school transportation is posted on STN’s website (, while he was also featured on the School Transportation Nation podcast.

“I have been blessed during my 19-year career in education and in student transportation,” Dr. Smith said. “I was honored to serve as the Texas Association for Pupil Transportation President for the 2020-2021 school year. I have been able to teach and present at state and national conferences. For me, being named Director of the Year is not because of any of that—it is because I am surrounded with caring and dedicated individuals who understand the importance of their work for the 85,000 CFISD students we serve every day. It is an honor to be recognized on a national level and I look forward to continuing to serve CFISD and the student transportation industry for years to come.”

Read the full story at CFISD.

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