The Greater Johnstown School District has hired Julia Barringer as the Director of Transportation, where she will oversee the District’s transportation department, including the logistics of bus routes and schedules in order to ensure improvements to transportation for all students and their families. Barringer joins Johnstown from Brown Transportation, where she was the terminal manager for four years, and prior to that, a dispatcher.
“Mrs. Barringer is joining our District at a critical time, as we have come to understand the importance for the District to have control of routing, responsibility for overall communication, and leadership in planning and implementation,“ said Dr. William Crankshaw, Superintendent of Schools.
“The District’s Shared Decision Making ad hoc committee on transportation spent months researching the best pathway forward for District transportation. It was the committee’s recommendation that hiring a transportation director who could exclusively serve the needs of our students, would be in the District’s best interest,” said Alicia Koster, Assistant Superintendent and committee facilitator. “Mrs. Barringer’s experience in the transportation industry will be invaluable to the District as we look to greatly improve transportation services over the next few years,” she added.
Barringer is a graduate of Canajoharie Central School and received her Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Business from Fulton-Montgomery Community College. She currently resides in Sharon Springs with her husband Justin and their 3-year-old daughter, Ella.
Getting to know Julia Barringer:
In her down time, Mrs. Barringer enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking and baking. With a Cosmetology license from HFM BOCES, she also works in a small salon 1-2 nights a week. Something you may be surprised to learn about her? As a child, she enjoyed hiking with her father, and even climbed Mt. Washington in New Hampshire, which is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States.