Energy Bus Schools

In a world where negativity pervades our education system and schools, we have created a proven model based the book The Energy Bus where positive administrators work together with inspired educators to develop positive student leaders who together create a dynamic and contagious school culture.

With all the talk about ways to transform education we know this: it starts with leadership. A positive, strong and effective school administrator will create a great school. In this spirit, our mission is to work with school leaders and teachers to transform the educational experience and create a positive, energizing environment where students and teachers can learn, lead and grow.

As we kick off this important initiative we have had schools that have joined from all over the country. 

In 2016 we started with 5 model certified schools.

  1. Central Elementary (Cabot, AR) Principal Bethany Hill
  2. Rocky Creek Elementary (Lexington, SC) Principal Brenda Nichols
  3. J.T. Alton Middle School (Vine Grove, KY), Principal Jama Bennett
  4. Central Athens Elementary (Athens, TX) , Principal Jennifer Risinger
  5. Keystone Elementary (Lagrange, OH), Principal Maura Neville

I’m excited to announce that the following schools and districts are joining the journey to receive training and become Certified Energy Bus Schools for 2017-2018.

  1. Cabot Public Schools (AR) Central Elementary Bethany Hill
  2. Capistrano Unified School District (CA Hidden Hills Elementary, Academy of Technology Elementary Pam Sawyer
  3. Chester County School District (SC) Chester Park Elementary School of the Arts Ruth Anne Pitt
  4. Conway Public Schools (AR) Florence Mattison Stacy DeFoor
  5. Conway Public Schools (AR) Ida Burns Elementary Cynthia Thacker
  6. Conway Public Schools (AR) Theodore Jones Elementary Tammy Woosley
  7. Crosby ISD (TX) Crosby Elementary Christy Erb
  8. Crosby ISD (TX) Crosby Kinder Jennifer Roach
  9. England School District (AR) England Elementary Jeff Adams
  10. Ennis ISD (TX) Dorie Miller Intermediate School Lindsey Wood
  11. Fort Bend ISD (TX) Anne McCormick Sullivan Elementary Donna Whisonant
  12. Franklin County Schools (NC) Royal Elementary Dominique Teasley
  13. Garden City Public Schools (KS) Abe Hubert Elementary Martha Darter
  14. Gold Arrow Camp (CA) Gold Arrow Camp Audrey Monke
  15. Hardin County Schools (KY) Heartland Elementary Emily Campbell
  16. Hardin County Schools (KY) J. T. Alton Middle School Jama Bennett
  17. Hilliard City School District(OH) Hilliard Station 6th Grade School Lauren Schmidt
  18. Hilliard City School District (OH) Ridgewood Elementary Kevin Buchman
  19. Hillsborough County Public Schools (FL) Crestwood Elementary Diane Sanchez-Aliakbarian/ Justin Hutcherson/ Nicole Zamora
  20. Jacksonville North Pulaski School District (AR) Pinewood Elementary Karen Norton
  21. Jacksonville North Pulaski School District (AR) Warren Dupree Elementary Jamie Reed
  22. Kenton County School District (KY) Taylor Mill Elementary Melody Stacy
  23. Keystone Local School District (OH) Keystone Elementary Maura Neville
  24. Lexington City Schools (NC) Lexington Middle School Sean Gaillard
  25. Lexington School District One (SC) Rocky Creek Elementary Brenda Nichols
  26. Little Rock School District (AR) Romine Elementary School Suzanne Ray Proctor
  27. Little Rock School District (AR) Western Hills Elementary Teresa Richardson
  28. Manchester City Schools (TN) Westwood Elementary Melissa Glenn
  29. Manchester City Schools (TN) College Street Elementary Tom Jacobs
  30. Manchester City Schools (TN) Westwood Middle School Chad Fletcher
  31. Newberry County School District (SC) Pomaria-Garmany Elementary Lindsey Folk
  32. Northhampton County Schools (NC) Willis Hare Elementary Kimberly Scott
  33. Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (TX) Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran School Sue Gary
  34. Onslow County Schools (NC) Meadow View Elementary Kelly Clarke
  35. Regis Catholic Schools (WI) Immaculate Conception Elementary Renee Cassidy
  36. Regis Catholic Schools (WI) St. James Elementary Kelly Mechelke
  37. Regis Catholic Schools (WI) St. Mary’s Elementary Carisa Smiskey
  38. Regis Catholic Schools (WI) Regis Middle School Suzy Sturz
  39. Regis Catholic Schools (WI) Regis High School Paul Pedersen
  40. School District of Janesville (WI) Madison Elementary Stephanie Filter
  41. Spartanburg School District Three (SC) Clifdale Elementary Windy Hodge
  42. Star City School District (AR) Emilee Dutton
  43. Star City School District Jimmy Brown Elementary (AR) Jacob Lanehart
  44. Star City School District Star City Middle School (AR) Gina Richard
  45. Star City School District Star City High School (AR) Jason Williamson
  46. Trumann School District (AR) Trumann School District Myra Graham
  47. Trumann School District (AR) Trumann High School Michelle Waymire
  48. Trumann School District (AR) Trumann Middle School Josh Byard
  49. Trumann School District (AR) Trumann Elementary School Michael Allen
  50. Trumann School District (AR) Trumann Pre-K Stephanie Patterson
  51. Vance County School District (NC) Henderson Middle School John Hargrove

We are currently taking applications for the 2017-2018 school years to become a Certified Energy Bus School.

If you are interested in joining the journey please contact Niki Spears, our Co-Founder and Chief Energy Officer for application and information, by email: or through our connect page

Please be sure to follow Energy Bus for Schools on Facebook and Twitter for updates from our campuses and to watch how this initiative impacts culture and learning.

Did you miss our webinar?

We recently had a LIVE webinar facilitated by Jon Gordon and featuring our Certified Energy Bus School Principals. Listen and Learn how The Energy Bus for Schools Leadership Journey is transforming school culture across the country!