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Josh Rice
Director of Transportation
Barbers Hill ISD
Josh Rice is the Director of Transportation for Barbers Hill ISD. He is currently serving TAPT as President of our great organization, and has served as President-Elect from 2020-21, and as the treasurer for TAPT from 2018-2020.  Josh has been involved in student transportation for 20 years. He is a certification instructor with TAPT, and has earned his Trainer, Supervisor, Official, and Master certification through TAPT.  In addition, he holds an NAPT designation as Certified Director of Pupil Transportation and teaches Professional Development courses with NAPT. Josh is a Past President for the Gulf Coast Association for Pupil Transportation, where he also served as Vice President and President-Elect.  Josh is also an Academy Instructor for Region IV’s Driver Trainer Academy.  He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, and from Abilene Christian University with a Master of Science in Organizational and Human Resource Development.  Josh is a licensed nurse, and a Reserve Sergeant/Field Training Officer in the Patrol Division with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.  Josh has two sons named Kreegan and Kashton that love the yellow school bus too!

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