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Steven Huether retiring as Ballard’s courier, bus driver

After 16 years of driving a bus for Ballard, Steven Huether will miss interacting with the students each school day. Photo by Whitney SagerBuy Photo
After 16 years of driving a bus for Ballard, Steven Huether will miss interacting with the students each school day. Photo by Whitney Sager

Name: Steven Huether

Job position: Bus Driver and Courier

School district: Ballard School District

How long have you been employed at your current school district? 16 years

Have you held any other jobs, either at district or elsewhere? If so, where? I worked for Principal Financial Group for 28 years prior to coming to Ballard.

What initially attracted you to your current position? Actually, I had always wanted to drive a school bus!

What do you like about your job? I enjoy being able to have a good working relationship with a lot of great people!

What have you enjoyed about your time in the district? I’ve been lucky to have made a lot of friends at Ballard and even luckier to have been able to work with them!

What is your favorite memory from the time you’ve been at the district? I guess one of my favorite memories is to have had the opportunity to relate, on a daily basis, with the kids on my bus. The kids have been very special to me!

Why did you decide to retire? It was a lot of different things. Two that stand out were my wife and I desire to spend more time with our grandchildren as they grow up and we’d like to expand our travel opportunities.

What will you miss the most after retiring? Point blank answer – I will miss all the great people I worked with at Ballard. The people at Ballard have been and will continue to be Ballard’s greatest asset.

What do you plan to do after retiring? I’m not sure, at this time, what kind of work or play I might get involved with in the future. I think I will take some time off and just see what opportunities present themselves.

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