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2024


Meet the 2024 Finalists

Andreabeth Adams, Bus 330

Special Needs Attendant

Andreabeth Adams has been a special needs bus attendant with Harford County Public Schools for six years. Originally from Bel Air, she is a graduate of Bel Air High School. An attendant for a bus servicing the Maryland School for the Deaf in Columbia, Maryland, she says she has truly enjoyed learning sign language so she can successfully communicate with the students on her bus. Andreabeth also believes it takes a village to successfully support her students. With help from her driver, school staff, and the parents and guardians, they’ve come up with ways to meet each student’s unique special needs to make their trip to school as enjoyable as possible. A parent of one of the students on her run says there’s never a day when Andreabeth is not smiling. Even when their student has a rough day, Andreabeth has a positive attitude and makes sure to never focus on the negative.

Andreabeth is a proud grandmother. Her first granddaughter was born in November 2023, and her first grandson was born in February 2024.


Steven Arbaugh, Bus 349

Special Needs Attendant

Steven Arbaugh has been a special needs bus attendant with Harford County Public Schools for 10 years. Originally from Darlington, he graduated from North Harford High School in 2009. An attendant for a bus servicing Patterson Mill Middle School, Arrow Riverside, and North Bend Elementary School, Steven says it is key to get to know the students and listen to them. He aims to make their ride something to remember and says it’s amazing knowing the impact he can have on the students. One of his coworkers remarked that if there was anyone in the world they would want on their team, it was Steven.

Steven is an avid fan of wrestling. His mother, Norma Arbaugh, is a bus driver and was a finalist for Bus Driver of the Year in 2022. Steven and his wife Beth are expecting their first child.


Holly Bostic, Bus 471

Special Needs Driver

Holly Bostic has been a bus driver with Harford County Public Schools for 23 years. Originally from Harford County, she is a graduate of Harford Technical High School. Her route services students from Dublin Elementary School and Harford Academy. Holly says she loves watching the kids grow and thrive and suggests that anyone who drives a bus get to know the students on their bus and their families. If you get to know them and build a foundation that helps the students be happy and successful, you end up with relationships that leave handprints on your heart forever. Several families and co-workers pointed out that Holly is a very kind and patient person. One parent said she always has a smile on her face and makes that because of Holly, their student looks forward to the bus ride every morning.

Holly has two daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, deer hunting and traveling. She is a member of the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company.


C. Marie Dubas, Bus 326

Special Needs Driver

C. Marie Dubas has been a special needs bus driver with Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) for 17 years. Originally from Bel Air, she is a graduate of Edgewood High School. As a driver for a bus servicing Kennedy Krieger, Marie says it’s important to remember students are the product of their environment, and your smile may be the only smile they see on any given day, so take care to listen, be kind, and be patient. Marie finds being a special needs bus driver incredibly rewarding because she gets to be a part of an amazing team at HCPS and she’s able to be a positive role model for the children she transports each day. She considers her job to be her greatest blessing. She loves to watch her students grow, learn, and become young adults. She considers the students on her bus to be her own children, and she loves to build and cultivate relationships with the students and their families. A parent of one of her students noted Marie genuinely cares about the kids she supports everyday, while another said they knew their child was safe and taken care of everyday because of Marie.

Marie has been married for 25 years and has two daughters and three grandchildren.


Carrie Maines, Bus 701

General Education Driver

Carrie Maines has been a bus driver with Harford County Public Schools for seven years. Originally from Jarrettsville, she graduated from Harford Technical High School in 2000. Her route services students from C. Milton Wright High School, Bel Air Middle School, Forest Hill Elementary School, and Forest Lakes Elementary School. Carrie says she loves interacting with the students and building relationships with the parents and guardians. To be a successful driver she says you must have a lot of patience, learn to roll with the punches and be firm but friendly. Several students on her bus, and their parents and guardians, remarked that she is a very nice person, one student even saying she is the kindest bus driver they have ever known, and her top priority is to provide a comfortable environment for her students.

Carrie has been married for 20 years and has three children. She is also a hairdresser and loves to cook and garden.


Crystal Ryan, Bus 519

General Education Driver

Crystal Ryan has been a bus driver with Harford County Public Schools for six years. Originally from Edgewood, she is a graduate of Joppatowne High School. Her route services students from Edgewood High School, Edgewood Middle School and Old Post Road Elementary School. Crystal says she loves being a small part of creating a better future, but that it’s important to be flexible with her students and to show them love and kindness. Several students, parents and guardians, and school staff members noted Crystal obviously cares for the students on her bus and that she goes above and beyond for her students. One student pointed out she occasionally attends students’ sporting events to show support.

Crystal is an avid reader and likes to crochet and take nature walks with her dog.


Past Winners and Nominees
Bus Driver and Attendant of the Year Archive