Congratulations to Kathy Dumas, Director of Nutrition Services, for receiving the Northwest Regional Director of the Year Award.  This award recognizes the extraordinary contributions of school nutrition directors who manage effective school meal programs providing healthy, appetizing meals to students. 

Dumas creates excitement around Bellevue’s menus by incorporating timely, descriptive names to coincide with holidays and current events.

“At the forefront of child nutrition, school nutrition directors are invested in the well-being of their students, leading programs that promote healthy lifestyles and ensuring access to balanced, nutritious meals,” said School Nutrition Association CEO Patricia Montague, CAE. “Kathy’s creativity and passion demonstrate her dedication to the wellness of her students and the success of her department.”

The regional Director of the Year Award was created to recognize school nutrition directors who exhibit an extraordinary commitment to their school meal programs.  The directors are responsible for maintaining the quality of the program through student interaction, menu planning and a commitment to serving nutritious, tasty and well-balanced school meals.  Through effective oversight of all aspects of food-service operations, including budgeting, staffing, training, marketing and community outreach, school nutrition directors ensure the overall success of school meal programs.

In July, Dumas will be honored during the awards ceremony at the School Nutrition Association’s Annual National Conference in San Antonio, TX.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.