Fred Anness Award

Fred Annes Award


The Fred Anness On-Bus Instructor of the Year is given in honor of long-time Preservice Instructor Fred Anness to the On-Bus Instructor of the year as judged by the OAPT Officers.

It is the intent of this award to recognize on-bus instructors who exhibit outstanding leadership and professional conduct in the school transportation field, both in the district they represent as well as in the State of Ohio.  The award also recognizes on-bus instructors who have contributed to the advancement of pupil transportation as a profession.

Fred Anness, a native of Cleves, Ohio, attended Cumberland College where he played basketball for four years and earned a Bacherlor of Science degree with emphasis in Political Science and Biology.  He later received a Masters degree in Educational Administration from Xavier University.

Employed by the Little Miami School District for seven years, Fred served as a teacher, driver’s education instructor, bus driver, coach, and athletic director.

In 1978 Fred was asked to be part of a federally-funded initiative to standardize and improve the training of school bus drivers across the State of Ohio.

This project gave birth to the Ohio Preservice Program, which continues to influence the instruction and safety of Ohio school bus drivers and the students they transport

Fred and his wife of more than four decades, Candy, have one son, Brandon (Misty), and two grandsons, Cameron and Drew. Fred enjoys sporting events, playing cards, leading Bible studies, and spending time with his family.


Last updated: February 20, 2022 at 16:00 pm