Krystal Wright-Copper has been with the School District of Philadelphia for 11 years. She started out as a driver, and continued her career to become a dispatcher. She currently serves as the Shallcross Garage Supervisor, where she oversees nearly 85 drivers who transport Philadelphia children to and from school everyday. Krystal’s tasks include communicating with staff at more than 20 schools, assisting parents, assigning athletic trips, helping foreman and mechanics with preventative maintenance, and managing bus logs.
Krystal says it is very important to adhere to proper COVID protocols that have been put in place. Her team distributes personal protective equipment (PPE) to all drivers. The team ensures that every bus is sprayed every morning and afternoon with a cleaner that was approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Krystal is sure to keep the morale up at the Shallcross garage, to maintain an environment that her team enjoys being in.