Woody Harden, Parliamentarian

Woody Harden, Transportation Director
Washington Community Schools

Started in school Transportation as a bus driver for Muscatine CSD  on January 9, 1991 at age 19.

I have been a member of the IPTA since 1996 and I was elected by the IPTA membership to the Board of Directors since July of 2006. I was elected to the position of Vice President in 2007 and elected President in July 2008. I served as President of IPTA until June 2011. I am currently ending my 6th year as a board member and serve in the role as Past President for the Executive Advisory Committee.

I chose to serve on the IPTA Board as a way of becoming more involved in the realm of student transportation. I wanted to not only be a part of helping pupil transportation in Iowa grow, but I wanted to learn more about how the pupil transportation industry operates. I know that the IPTA has found new growth and enhancements to serve our membership. I believe there are more good things to come with continued membership support and participation. I enjoy being a part of the IPTA Board of Directors and working with everyone in the state and nation to enhance pupil transportation in the state.