Ted Finlayson-Schueler


                                          TED FINLAYSON-SCHUELER
                                      
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Ted Finlayson-Schueler
118 Shirley Road
Syracuse, NY  13224
p. 315.446.6333
f. 315.703.1871
email. schoolbusted@safetyrules.net
web. www.safetyrules.net

WORK EXPERIENCE
President, Safety Rules!, Syracuse, NY  Serving the school
transportation community through consultation, writing, instructor
training, and presentations.  2004-present

Teaching Assistant, Syracuse University, School of Education,
Cultural Foundations of Education, 2005-2007

Executive Director, Pupil Transportation Safety Institute, Syracuse,
NY  Responsible for organizational and program development,
creating and publishing materials, research, organizational and
financial management.  Regular speaker and author in the industry
conferences and publications. 1990 – 2004

Graduate Assistant, Syracuse University, School of Education, Adult
Education Program Syracuse, NY 13244  1989 – 90

Supervisor,  Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES, School Transportation Safety
Program  Auburn, NY 13021   Served 227 school districts in Central
and Western New York as transportation safety resource through
program development, direct instruction, and publications to parent
groups, school administrators, school boards, bus drivers, and
students   Coordinated training and continuing education of School
Bus Driver Instructors and Master Instructors   1985-1989

Weekend Terminal Manager and Bus Driver,  Leon Franklin Inc. Irving
Avenue Syracuse, NY  13210. Managed weekend operation demand
response para-transit system    Worked as bus driver during the
week for severely physically and emotionally challenged children
1979-1985

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Syracuse University
Doctoral Student, 2005-2007  School of Education, Disability Studies
Program  
Master of Science Degree, 1996  School of Education, Adult
Education Program
Bachelor of Arts, 1983  Theta Chi Beta - Religion Department
Honorary

State University of New York at Albany  1986 – 1988 Administration of
Pupil Transportation

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Easter Seals Project Action
Introduction to Travel Training, 2008

Federal Transit Administration Transportation Safety Institute  
Operational Bus System Safety Awareness Course 1994

Learning Institute for Nonprofit Organizations
Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership and Management, 1998-1999

Long Island University
Institute for Pupil Transportation Management, 1986-88

New York State Education Pupil Transportation Unit, School Bus
Driver Training Program
School Bus Driver Instructor  1988
Master Instructor  1992
Master Instructor Trainer 1999-2001

National Association for Pupil Transportation
Professional Development Series
NAPT 101 Transportation Orientation, 2002
NAPT 201 Business Writing for Results, 2006
NAPT 202 Presentation Skills 2003
NAPT 501 Overseeing a Fleet Maintenance Program, 2007
NAPT 505 School Facility Planning, 2000
NAPT 601 School Bus Routing and Scheduling, 2004
NAPT 606, Emergency Planning and Risk Management, 2004
NAPT 607 Legal Issues, 2007
NAPT 608, Developing a Safety Program, 2004
NAPT 701 Introduction to Leadership and Management, 2004
NAPT 801 Special Education Transportation, 2007
NAPT 901 School Transportation Security Assessment, 2005
SNT 101 Special Needs Transportation, 2010
SNT 102 Child Passenger Safety Restraint Systems, 2008
SNT 103 Special Needs Roadeo Report, 2012
SNT 104 Special Needs Trade Show Report, 2010
SNT 105 Managing Special Needs Student Behaviors, 2011
SNT 106 Special Needs Transportation Leadership Seminar, 2010

Penn State University
Pupil Transportation Supervisor Course  1986, 87
Accident Investigation Course  1989
Advanced Accident Investigation Course  1989

US Department of Transportation
Connecting Communities: Emergency Preparedness and Security
Forums, 2003
Alternative Fuels Safety Awareness Instructor 1993
Transit Bus Driver Instructor  1999

RELEVANT CERTIFICATION

National Association for Pupil Transportation
Special Needs Training Endorsement, 2012

Long Island University Institute for Pupil Transportation
Director of Pupil Transportation, 1988

New York State Education Department
School Bus Driver Instructor #90-298, 1988
Master Instructor #92-2, 1992

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
19-A Certified Examiner #SYR1386, 1988
Commercial Driver License Class B with Passenger, School Bus, and
Tank Endorsement

Pupil Transportation Safety Institute
School Bus Attendant Instructor, 1995   Transit Bus Driver Instructor,
1999

American Society of Safety Engineers
Professional Member 1998-present

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, 2003-present

aha! Process
Certified Bridges Out of Poverty Trainer 2011-2013

MAJOR PROJECTS AND PUBLICATIONS

New York State School Bus Driver Instructor Professional
Development Seminar Curriculum, 1999, 2008-2013

New York State School Bus Driver Pre-service Curriculum, 2010,
2013

New York State School Bus Driver Instructor Curriculum, 2010
Child Safety Restraint Systems, 2010 Online Course, Scenario
Learning

Evacuation Planning for Students with Special Needs, 2010 Online
Course, Scenario Learning

Bus Behavior and Discipline, 2008 Online Course, Scenario Learning

“Transportation” heading in Encyclopedia of American Disability
History, 2009

Graduate Student Research Fellowship in Accessible Transportation
Easter Seals Project Action—Council of University Transportation
Centers, School Bus Travel Training: Least Restrictive Environment
Now, Independent Mobility for a Lifetime, 2008

School Bus Accident Critical Analysis, author, Safety Rules! 2006

School Transportation Guide for Parents of Children with Disabilities,
author, 2006

District Safety Review, New York State Education Department, co-
author, 2004

Building a Community Bus, Washington State Department of
Transportation, 2003

Relative Risk of School Travel  Member, Transportation Research
Board Committee commissioned to analyze the relative risk of travel
to school by mode. 2003

Punctuality, School Site Safety Planning, and Staff Training
Transporting Students with Disabilities consultation, Washington, DC
Public Schools, 2002 – 2003

North Carolina Special Needs Transportation Survey, North Carolina
Department of Public Instruction Primary Author  2000

Special Needs Transportation Training Curriculum, Pupil
Transportation Safety Institute, co-author, 2001

School Bus Attendant Training Curriculum, Pupil Transportation
Safety Institute, co-author, 2004

Head Start Driver and Monitor Pre-service Training: for new drivers
and monitors  Pupil Transportation Safety Institute, co-author, 2002

Head Start Driver and Monitor In-service Training: Attitude Matters  
Pupil Transportation Safety Institute, co-author, 2004

School Bus Crash Data Analysis, Governor’s Traffic Safety
Committee Grant, Federal Highway Traffic Safety Project,  1999-2000

Transit Bus Driver Instructor Train-the-Trainer Curriculum
Development, New York State Department of Transportation, RTAP
Division

Master Instructor Train-the-Trainer Curriculum Development  
Project,  New York State Education Department, 1999

New York State Basic Course of Instruction for School Bus Drivers,
Editor and Co-author, 1998

New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee School Bus
Definition Analysis grant,  Prepared analysis of the laws and
regulations of the three state agencies and federal government
governing school transportation in New York and provided
recommendations for legislative change, 1996

Seat Belts on School Buses   Manual on the use of seat belts on
school buses, New York State Education Department grant, Led
statewide series of workshops.  1994

Bus Safely, Safe Routes -- Safe Stops   Manual outlining procedures
for safe and efficient school bus stops and routes  New York State
Education Department.  Led statewide series of workshops.  1992
School Safety Planning: for Vehicle and Pedestrian Traffic    Manual
for districts to use in developing safe traffic patterns on school
sites.  Statewide series of workshops.    1990

“Around The State”   Editor,  Newsletter providing school
transportation safety information to superintendents, transportation
directors, driver trainers, and school boards 1987-89

NAPT 505 School Facility Planning  Course Development, 2000

NAPT 101 School Transportation Orientation  Course Development,
2002

NAPT 202 Presentation Skills  Course Development, 2003

Numerous articles and commentaries in industry press

NATIONAL , REGIONAL, and STATE CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

10th Annual Child Passenger Safety Technical Conference,
Transporting Children under 4 in a School Bus, 2012

STN Webinar, Learning Life Skills on the School Bus, 2012

New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, 4-Day In-service for
Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructors, 2012

9th Annual Child Passenger Safety Technical Conference, The Ever
Changing School Bus Seat, 2011

STN Webinar, The logic and theory of how to raise safety practices
and reduce accidents, 2010

STN Webinar, Practical steps you can take to raise safety practices
and reduce accidents, 2010

TASH, 2009,  “Transportation, The Forgotten Related Service,”
“Transportation Handbook for Parents of Students with Disabilities.”  
2009

National Association for Pupil Transportation Conference, 1995,
1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2012

Disability Studies in Education, "Transportation: The Forgotten
Related Service", 2007

Society for Disability Studies "Intersectionality as a Traffic Safety
Metaphor”e, 2007

Association of School Business Officials International, 2001

National Conference on Transporting Students with Disabilities, 1996-
2004

National Safety Council National Conference, 1996-2004

All-Canada Conference, British Columbia, 2002

Southeastern States Conference, 1998        

National Head Start Association Annual Training Conference, 1996-
2002

School Transportation News School Transportation Expo, 1995-2004,
2010, 2012
    2012 Topics: 10 Special Needs Questions You Don’t Want to
    Be asked in Court, Strategies for Successful Presentations,
    and Travel Training: A Bridge to the Future
    2010 Topics: Taking Special Education to the Next Level and
    Using Data Metrics in School Transportation
School Transportation News Mid-America Conference, 1998

Northeast School Transportation Safety Institute, 1993, 1996, 1998

Colorado State Transportation Association Conference, 1996

Illinois State Association Conference, 1998, Keynote Address –
Safety and Attitude

Iowa State Transportation Association, 2000, 2002

Massachusetts State Transportation Association, Keynote Address
– Managing Your Attitude, 2003

Missouri State Transportation Association Conference, 2005

Montana State Association Conference, 1997, 1999, 2002

New Jersey State Transportation Association, 2001, 2004

New York State Association for Pupil Transportation, 1989-2004,
2007-2008, 2010

New York State School Bus Contractors’ Association, 1991-1998

New York State Department of Education, ongoing since 1994

North Carolina State Transportation Association Conference, 2005

Oklahoma State Department of Education Conference, Bullying,
Giving Your Staff Tools for Changing Times, 2011

Oregon State Transportation Association Conference, 2000, 2002

South Carolina State Transportation Association Conference, 2005

Texas Regional Transportation Conference, Keynote Address –
Emerging Issues for Drivers and Attendants, 2003

Utah State Transportation Association Conference, 1996

Virginia State Transportation Association Conference, 2005

Washington State Transportation Association, 2002, 2003

Wisconsin State Transportation Association, Keynote Address –
Future of School Transportation,    2003, 2004

HONORS, SPECIAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS, INVOLVEMENT

National Academies of Science Transportation Research Board,
School Transportation Subcommittee, 2004-present

National Association for Pupil Transportation 1986 – present

National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation
Services, Associate Member 1999 – present

New York Association for Pupil Transportation, 1986 – present

National Congress on School Transportation, Accident Data Writing
Committee, 1999 - 2005, chair 2000-2004, Appendix Writing
Committee Chair 2010-present, Editing Committee, 2010-present

National Head Start Association, 1995 – present

Disability Studies in Education  2007-present

Society for Disability Studies 2006-present

Peer Review for Transportation Research Board Synthesis Survey on
School Bus Safety,  2008

School Transportation News 25 Fascinating School Transportation
Personalities, 2003

National Head Start Transportation Safety Workgroup, 2002-2003

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Safe School Trips
Roundtable, 2001–2003

New York Association for Pupil Transportation

Friend of NYAPT Award, 2001

Certificate of Appreciation for Institute Development, Committee
Chair  1988, 1990

National Academies of Science Transportation Research Board
School Transportation Safety Committee, 2000–2002

School Bus Fleet Magazine Editorial Advisory Committee, 1996-
present

Conference on Transporting Students with Disabilities and
Preschoolers  Advisory Committee, 1996-2004

National Safety Council, 1995-2004  School Transportation Section,
Executive Committee, 1996–2004 Section 1st Vice Chair, 1999  
Section Chair, 2000 – 2003

New York State Education Department
    Commissioner of Education’s School Bus Driver Instructor
    Advisory Committee, 1996 – 1998, 2004-2012
    Commissioner of Education's Advisory Committee on School
    Transportation  1994-1998 (Chair 1994-1997), 1987-1989
    Commissioner of Education’s Master Instructor Advisory
    Committee, 1994-1996
    Certificate of Appreciation for assistance with development of
    the School Bus Driver Instructor Training Program 1988
    New York State Comprehensive School Bus Driver Safety
    Training Council  1998-2005
New York State Fair Display Developed and coordinated School Bus
Safety display at the State Fair with over 200 volunteers providing
bus safety information to over 20,000 fairgoers 1987 – 89

References available on request.
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