School’s food service director named company’s ‘High Flyer’

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    Chase County Schools Food Service Director Amy Prior was recently honored with a “High Flyer” award.
    Prior has been employed by Lunchtime Solutions, the food service management company that operates Chase County Schools’ meal programs, for nearly two years.
    Jodi Ringling, Lunchtime Solutions’ Area Director, nominated Prior for the award, saying she wanted to recognize her for her critical role in developing partnerships within the district and community.
    “Amy is a wonderful ambassador for LSI and the food service program,” Ringling said. “She involves the students and district in the food service program in so many ways.”
    Prior and her staff have created a fun, inviting atmosphere for students, Ringling said. Prior keeps a dry eraser board in the kitchen where she writes inspirational or funny messages. From raising lettuce to incubating eggs in the serving area, she provides educational material that keeps the students interested throughout the school year. She’s also brought in several guest servers and works with local growers.
    “During the holidays she used an Elf on the Shelf and hid it in a new location each day,” Ringling said. “This often created some chaos in the serving area, but the students loved it. Amy is always looking for new ways to add excitement.”
    Prior credited her staff and the community for making the school’s food service program so successful.
    “I can’t do any of this without them,” she said.

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