Penny Hoops Jumps into the Director of Food Service Position

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Tuesday Jun 27, 17

At the Monday, June 26 BHM School Board meeting, the board approved the appointment of Penny Hoops as the next BHM Food Service Director. Hoops will replace Marilyn Splinter who is retiring from the position after 28 years.

Hoops has spent the last six years as the food service director for the Albany and Cold Spring ROCORI School districts. She was instrumental in helping those districts grow their fund balance and their participation in the food service program during her tenure. Prior to that, Hoops spent six years as the Coyote Moon Grill Events Manager in St. Cloud, Minnesota, where she was in charge of marketing and promotions for the restaurant and banquets center, and was responsible for the daily lunch business.

Director of Finance and Operations Gary Kawlewski is looking forward to having Hoops join the BHM team. "Penny's experience, strong customer service background, and history of increasing participation will be a great asset to the district," states Kawlewski. "Her student connections and her staff growth focus will be a great fit as well.  She is very approachable. Her high energy, creativity, and innovative style will continue to foster the growth that we have seen in the program in recent years. We are excited for her to be the next leader of our food service program!"

Hoops is ready to jump into the position. She shares, "I'm excited to pick-up where Marilyn has left off. She has left the food service program in great shape, and I hope to continue to grow the program even more. I'm excited to have the opportunity to work for a larger district. I think my previous experience and track record working with three districts at once will allow me to rise to this new challenge."

Hoops will begin with BHM Schools July 1, 2017.