Katlyn Lanoue is the new Director of Child Nutrition for the school district. She began work on April 4.
Lanoue comes to Ray-Pec from the Kansas City, Missouri, Public School District, where she had been the assistant director and dietitian since 2018. She also served as dietitian supervisor from 2016 to 2018. Her earlier career experience includes serving as a clinical dietitian for Via Christi Hospitals.
Lanoue said she chose to come to Ray-Pec for the strong culture with a focus on students. "I have a passion for child nutrition and believe the food service team includes some of the hardest working people! Everyone has been very welcoming so far, and I am happy to be here," she said.
Dr. Bryan Pettengill, Assistant Superintendent for Operations, said that Lanoue brings valuable knowledge and leadership experience to the role.
"We're looking forward to Mrs. Lanoue's leadership in our Child Nutrition department," Pettengill said, "Her experience and education make her a great fit for Ray-Pec."
Lanoue received a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and Pre-Nursing Option from Kansas State University.
She replaces Sarah Chellberg, who resigned to take another position. Chellberg had been Child Nutrition Director the past seven years.