Trish Dawson, an employee in the Fayette County school district’s child nutrition department, has been named the School Nutrition Association’s Southeast Region Employee of the Year.
Dawson, who was also Kentucky’s statewide honoree, is now a candidate for the national award, which will be announced in July in Atlanta.
Dawson has worked in the child nutrition department since 2011. She was appointed interim manager of the cafeteria at Cardinal Valley Elementary School from August to January and then interim manager at Morton Middle School from February to May.
“We come to work every day in hopes that we fill up hungry bellies, help children learn, get to know how amazing these kids are, leave a positive mark on their lives, and see those smiling faces,” she said.