Shenandoah schools Food Service Supervisor Polk recognized
A surprise reception celebrating 50 years of service was held for Beverly Polk, supervisor of food service for Shenandoah County Public Schools, Peter Muhlenberg Middle School in Woodstock. There were 125 people in attendance.
Polk started working in 1966 in the cafeteria of the old Edinburg Elementary School. She went on to manage the cafeterias at Edinburg and Fort Valley elementaries, and in 1982 became supervisor of what would become a centralized cafeteria system, according to a news release.
She assisted in launching the lunch program at Charter House School in Edinburg, managed a free lunch program at W.W. Robinson Elementary in Woodstock and is working on a similar program for Ashby Lee Elementary School in Quicksburg that will begin in April.
Schools Superintendent Jeremy Raley noted in the release, “I cannot stress enough the managerial and financial skills it takes to run this $2.5 million department, keep it out of the red, all the while serving nutritious food to thousands of students.”
Polk and her husband Eugene have two daughters – Tammy and Monica – and five grandchildren.