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Dawson County School System hires new transportation director
PJ Huggins
PJ Huggins has been named as the new Transportation Director for Dawson County Schools. (photo courtesy of the Dawson County School System)

At the most recent meeting of the Dawson County Board of Education, board members approved the appointment of PJ Huggins as the new Director of Transportation. 

Huggins will replace Jim Rich, who will be retiring. She comes to Dawson County with 11 years of experience in pupil transportation, according to a release by the Dawson County School System. 

“She started with the Banks County School System, where she earned her CDLs and worked for five years driving a route, training new drivers and learning the ins and outs of pupil transportation,” the release said. “Mrs. Huggins moved to the Hall County School District, and has been serving as an assistant director for transportation for the last six years. Since Hall County is a large system, it has given Mrs. Huggins a chance to see the different approaches for pupil transportation.” 

Huggins also leads the Pioneer RESA Job-A-Like for transportation directors across northeast Georgia and serves on the transportation board for the state of Georgia. 

Huggins is married to Gene Huggins, and they have five children and three grandchildren. Outside of work, she enjoys riding her motorcycle with her husband, traveling, listening to music and being active in her church. 

Huggins will begin her new position in May, and will work with the current leadership to help ensure a smooth transition. 

“Mrs. Huggins is looking forward to working with the staff and serving the students of Dawson County,” the release said.