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Mele Kingston, Support Staff of the Month
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Wednesday, June 02, 2021
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Mele Kingston’s work as the Chartwells Director of Dining Services for the WPCSD is superb and I wish to recognize her as the April Support Staff of the Month.

Prior to being promoted to her current position, Ms. Kingston worked in the nutrition program for many years at multiple sites.  Then and now, she calls students by name, interacts with them in a friendly but firm manner, and connects with them on a personal level.  Her efforts with students help them to feel valued and loved.  They also know she will set them straight if needed!

When the pandemic first hit and schools closed, Ms. Kingston was at the front lines reaching out to families to ensure nutrition needs were being met.  She coordinated her staff and delivered meals to families not only through the school year but through the course of the summer as well.  She has continued to lead her staff through changes required in order to have students on campus all day, every day through the course of this school year.  

Ms. Kingston’s involvement in the larger school community is also exemplary.  She has coached multiple middle school and high school teams over the course of her tenure.  She has actively served on the athletic boosters, and can still be found nearly every weekend putting in extra time to make sure that everything needed for Monday is ready to go.

Ms. Kingston’s dedication to the students of the WPCSD is obvious through her actions.  She embodies the district’s vision of changing the world!