Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Adam Baker
Press Secretary
(317) 232-0550


INDIANAPOLIS – In partnership with the Indiana Nutrition Council, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) announced today Carla Prickel of St. Louis Catholic School in Batesville as the 2017 School Food Service Employee of the Year. Carla has served the Batesville School as Cafeteria Manager for the past 10 years.

“Ensuring our students are provided healthy and nutritious meals to keep their minds and bodies engaged in learning is important to their success,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “I want to personally congratulate Carla Prickel for her dedication and thank her and all food service employees across the state for their service.”

Created in 1997, the Indiana School Food Service Employee of the Year Award provides formal recognition to school food service employees who contribute significantly to the health and learning capabilities of students. To be nominated, employees must demonstrate high-quality customer service, positive attitude, professionalism and teamwork.

As a School Food Service Employee of the Year, Prickel will receive a plaque from IDOE showing formal recognition of her achievement, along with a $200 award, presented by the Indiana Nutrition Council.

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