Derrick Agate Sr.
Since 2001, Derrick Agate has served as a transformative leader in school transportation — as director of transportation in Eden Prairie Public Schools (MN), as supervisor of transportation in Hopkins Public schools (MN), and as a national training consultant for licensed and non-licensed transportation staff. Today, he continues to serve the industry in a consulting and advisory role with CESO Transportation, based in Minneapolis, MN.
Derrick is a strong advocate for inclusive training practices, with the belief that everyone in a school community should be resourced to improve the lives of the children they serve. His unique ability to value students and navigate complex transportation systems catapulted him to state-level leadership as MNAPT (Minnesota Association of Pupil Transportation) President, where he served from 2015-2019. Derrick is currently serving on the board of MNAPT as past president.