PCSD 25 announces changes in transportation personnel

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POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 announced the selection of Kelly Dial as student transportation coordinator, Jeff Corrington as transportation supervisor, and Samantha Steed as transportation supervisor.

Dial is from Pocatello and graduated from Pocatello High School. She served PCSD 25 for thirty-three years. Dial began her career in the district as a transportation dispatcher and held that position for ten years. She has held the position of transportation supervisor for the past twenty-three years. In this role, Dial oversaw the supervision of more than half of the district’s transportation department staff; builds and maintains district bus routes; helped establish a new training program in compliance with new Federal Motor Coach Safety Administration training guidelines; and oversaw driver compliance/records, student discipline, and new driver training. She was also a state trainer. Dial has received numerous awards for his service and contribution to the transportation of students in the district. She and her husband, Paul, have three children and six grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys family, cooking, gardening, the outdoors, reading and music. Dial replaces Craig Leiby, who retired after serving the district for thirty-six years.

Corrington is a Pocatello native and a graduate of American Falls High School. He began working for PCSD 25 in 1990 while simultaneously attending Idaho State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in general studies. Corrington offers thirty years of combined service with the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District. He began his career as a supply bus driver before accepting a permanent assignment. He has driven all levels of bus routes, from preschool and special education to regular routes and sports/activities. He also assisted the district driver training program manager and coached new drivers for several years. He helped establish a new training program in compliance with new Federal Motor Coach Safety Administration training guidelines. For the past eleven years, Corrington has served as the district’s transportation analyst. In addition to his duties with the Department of Transportation, Corrington coached volleyball for Alameda Middle School and Highland High School from 1996 to 2009. He is also a member of the district welfare team. In his spare time he enjoys family, golf, photography, music and reading a good book. Corrington replaces Warren Ferguson, who retired after serving the district for more than twenty-seven years.

Samantha Steed has been the district’s lead driver for four years. She replaces Kelly Dial, the district’s new student transportation coordinator. She is also a native of Pocatello and a graduate of Highland High School. She offers almost ten years of service to PCSD 25, where she has been a regular road driver and trainer of new drivers. As a new driver trainer, Steed helped establish training programs for new drivers and contributed to a new training program that meets new Federal Motor Coach Safety Administration training guidelines. As the district’s senior driver, she was responsible for assisting with ride assessments for all staff. Steed attended Clover Park Technical School and studied production and media design. She and her husband Mark have 3 children and 7 grandchildren (with three more on the way). She enjoys spending time with family, photographing, hiking, traveling, and designing set lighting for media productions.

“With their care and attention to detail, members of our Transportation Department help us keep learner safety at the forefront of our priorities,” said PCSD 25 Superintendent Dr. Douglas Howell. “Each of these individuals has demonstrated their commitment to PCSD’s mission, vision and beliefs of thinking more, learning more and being MORE together and we are delighted to welcome them to their new positions.”

These administrative changes came into effect on July 1, 2022.

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