Employee of the Year 2019: Transportation

Transportation Employee of the Year

Upul Hewamanna

Upul Hewamanna

Bus Driver
Transportation Department

“I am delighted, honored and grateful to be the recipient of this magnificent Employee of the Year award for the Transportation Department. Thank you to everyone involved for keeping their trust and confidence in my ability. It means a lot to me. I work with so many wonderful people who also deserved such accolades. Also, I take this opportunity to thank my manager and colleagues for their continuous support and guidance which have been a significant factor in my success. Finally, I would extend my gratitude to my family for their absolute support. While enjoying the earned success, I look forward to give my best at all times.”


The Oxford School District (OSD) is proud to recognize school bus driver Upul Hewamanna as our Transportation Employee of the Year for 2019. Mr. Hewamanna helps make our district a great place to work and learn.

Here’s what OSD had to say about Mr. Hewamanna:

“Even before Mr. Hewamanna became an employee of our district, he showed so much interest in our schools and the welfare of our students. He has been so kind to teachers, parents, and especially the children we put under his supervision. He is a kind soul and a great model for all.”

“He is so nice and caring. He really helps the smaller students check in with their bus tags. He is always friendly.”

“He works hard and cares about his riders.”

“He is always friendly and really shows that he has a great passion for children and his job.”

“Upul is always in great spirits!”

“Bus Driver’s never get enough recognition, and we could not do our job without them. His safety and guidance for our students is appreciated.”

“Upul is a dedicated employee who rarely misses work. He always keeps his bus clean and in working order.”

Congratulations, Mr. Hewamanna! You’re a great representative of the #ChargerNation.