Congratulations to 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year Amanda Reed! Reed is the child nutrition manager at Eagle Glen Elementary School.
As the winner, Reed receives a $500 cash award, a desk award, and banners for her school.
Reed has been working for the District since March 2016. In her position, she manages a team in the kitchen, follows recipes and guidelines to ensure safe and nutritious meals, orders supplies and completes paperwork, and maintains excellent customer service.
Before working at Ray-Pec, Reed worked as a billing specialist and collector for Lincare in Lenexa, Kan., and as the front desk clerk at the Comfort Inn in Belton. Reed lives in Harrisonville with her mother, her daughter, one of her sons, and a 4-year-old nephew that she is raising.
"In 2016, I decided to come aboard and joined the Child Nutrition team," she said. "It has been, by far, the most rewarding job I have ever had. If I had known sooner, I could have enjoyed more time with my children as they grew up. I recommend the district to all that I meet, not only for education, but for career purposes."
In her spare time, she loves to fish, spoil her 1-year-old grandson, and look for extraordinary hats to wear at school.
Support Staff Employee of the Year Amanda Reed is pictured with Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle, at left, and School Board President Ruth Johnson, at right.