The seventy-six Cleburne ISD employees who serve breakfast and lunch to hundreds of students each day—with a smile--have been honored by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 50.
Members of the District’s Child Nutrition Department were recognized before students during campus lunch periods, in conjunction with American Education Week. This is the third year Unit 50, headquartered in Cleburne, has honored CISD support personnel as their American Education Week activity. Past recognitions have included members of the transportation department and campus custodians.
“These individuals work behind the scenes, in very important roles,” Auxiliary member Marty Peters said. “Children can’t learn when they are hungry. The caring people who work in our campus cafeterias are the first to arrive at school each day, to make sure breakfast is ready for students, then turn their attention to preparing lunch. They put a lot of love into what they do—for kids. We are so thrilled to recognize them for the special positions they hold in the educational process.”
Peters and fellow Auxiliary member Eleyce Falcon presented each campus cafeteria worker with a commemorative wooden spoon in celebration of American Education Week. The American Legion and the National Education Association served as co-sponsors of American Education Week when it was first established in 1921. This year’s theme was “Public Schools for All.”
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 50 honored the 76 members of the CISD Child Nutrition Department, including the staff at Wheat Middle School, for the valuable role they provide in public education in conjunction with American Education Week. Pictured with Auxiliary members Eleyce Falcon, left, and Marty Peters, right, are front, l-r, Cheryl St. Germaine, Maria Lopez, Kim Rutledge, Charlotte Doty and back, Denise Camacho, Robin Lawrence, Celeta Robinson, Desirae Goetz and Jackie Evans.
Wheat MS Child Nutrition worker Charlotte Doty, who has been cooking for CISD students for 13 years, displays the commemorative spoon she received from American Legion Auxiliary Unit 50 in celebration of American Education Week.