District staff recognized for ingenuity and dedication
Posted on 07/17/2015

Karin Nichols, cafeteria manager at Sue Buel Elementary (left) and Cindi Hiatt-Henry, director of Nutrition Services, were honored at the national School Nutrition Association (SNA) conference held in Salt Lake City this week.

Nichols was recognized for winning Oregon Manager of the Year Award, which commends a cafeteria manager who has demonstrated dedication and ingenuity to improve his or her school meal program.  Nichols also assists with catering and has worked in summer feeding and afterschool programs.  Last winter, Nichols and one of her staff members were credited with saving a student’s life by administering the Heimlich maneuver.

Hiatt-Henry was awarded the Thelma Flanagan Award in honor of her dedication and commitment in serving as the 2014-15 president for the Oregon School Nutrition Association.   Last year, Hiatt-Henry was recognized as Oregon Outstanding Director of the Year and the Northwest Region’s Outstanding Director of the Year.

Photo courtesy SNA.