Connie Beth Fillman has been named food service director for Daviess County Public Schools. She will assume her new role on Oct. 1, following the retirement of current director Lisa Sims on Sept. 30.
Fillman’s responsibilities will include overseeing all aspects of food service at DCPS schools, developing menus and providing support and training to the district’s food services staff.
“My goal is to ensure that every student has access to great meals that are nutritious as well as delicious,” Fillman said. “I want students to be excited and educated about their health and nutrition.”
Fillman earned a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from the University of Kentucky. She joined the DCPS district as a food service assistant at Meadow Lands Elementary School in 2014 and has served as food service manager at Country Heights Elementary School for the past five years.
Fillman said she is most excited about the potential for making a lifelong impact on the students of Daviess County Public Schools.
“I would love to provide opportunities for students to try new things and learn about all the aspects of health and nutrition in a hands-on environment,” she said. “I have had great success at Country Heights Elementary School and at home with my own children, and I would love to inspire that curiosity and love for healthy food to the entire district. We feed kids while they are at school, but if we can start healthy habits while they are here with us, it would be something they could carry with them their whole lives.”
DCPS is currently serving meals to students participating in In-Person Instruction (A-B Schedule), which includes Hybrid and Digital Learning Days, as well as students enrolled in the Virtual Academy.
This means meals are served from the cafeteria as well as through a Curbside Meal Program that is operated at all DCPS schools. In addition, meals are delivered to locations across the community on six mobile feeding routes. Learn more by clicking here.