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2017-2018 Awards

Manager of the Year Award | Director of the Year Award | Employee of the Year Award

Manager of the Year

The Manager of the Year award, in honor of Louise Sublette recognizes school nutrition managers for the contributions they have made throughout their school nutrition career

Please remember to type your nomination and be sure to limit your responses to not exceed the word count maximums listed. Please double check that the nominee is a current SNA member who currently holds an SNA Certificate in School Nutrition or the SNS Credential. Not following these rules will result in a disqualified nomination. You are encouraged to submit this form online at schoolnutrition.org/SNAawards.

Please download the Manager of The Year Nomination Form and return to the SNA-WI Office by March 1st.

 Who can be nominated?

The nominee must be:

  • Currently an SNA member in the Foodservice/Nutrition Manager/Head Cook/Assistant Manager section
  • Currently holds a SNA certificate in school nutrition or the SNS credential
  • Assigned to one school OR to a central kitchen that serves multiple schools
  • Currently acts as manager, head cook, or assistant manager and is assigned to one school OR to a central kitchen that serves multiple schools

Are there any restrictions?

Yes, the nominee cannot be:

  • A current state or national SNA president
  • A current SNA national Board of Directors member
  • A current member of an SNA national standing or strategic committee
  • Employed as a supervisor on a system-wide basis
  • A SNA member in the Employee or Director category
  • Hold a title or have job responsibilities that do not confirm the nominee’s status as a manager
  • A previous national winner of the Manager of the Year award

Self-nominations are not accepted. Nominations must be typed, and answers must not exceed the listed word counts. SNA will not accept nominations from current members of the SNA national Board of Directors or of SNA national standing or strategic committees.


Director of the Year 

The Director of the Year award recognizes school nutrition directors for the contributions they have made throughout their school nutrition career. 

Please download the Director of The Year Nomination Form and return to the SNA-WI Office by March 1st.

Who can be nominated?

The nominee must be:

  • Currently and for the past five years a School Nutrition Director at the school district level
  • Currently and for the past five years a SNA member in the District Director or Major City Director sections
  • Currently holds a SNA certificate in school nutrition or the SNS credential

The nominee must also have:

  • Served in at least one position on the state or national executive board OR as a member on a state or national committee  

Are there any restrictions?

The nominee cannot be:

  • A current state or national SNA president
  • A current SNA national Board of Directors member
  • A current member of an SNA national standing or strategic committee
  • A current SNA member in the Employee or Manager category
  • Hold a title or job responsibilities that do not confirm the nominee’s status as school nutrition director
  • A previous national winner of the Outstanding Director of the Year award or Director of the Year award

Self-nominations are not accepted. Nominations must be typed, and answers must not exceed the listed word counts. SNA will not accept nominations from current members of the SNA national Board of Directors or of SNA national standing or strategic committees.


Employee of the Year

The Employee of the Year award recognizes non-managerial school nutrition employees for the contributions they have made throughout their school nutrition career.

Please download the Employee of The Year Nomination Form and return to the SNA-WI Office by March 1st.

Who can be nominated?

The nominee must be:

  • Currently be an SNA member in the School Nutrition or Child Care Employee section
  • Currently holds a SNA certificate in school nutrition
  • Currently be employed in a school foodservice or childcare nutrition program
  • Currently be employed in a non-managerial role in the school nutrition profession, such as cook, baker, cashier, assistant, etc. 

Are there any restrictions?

The nominee cannot be:

  • A current state or national SNA president
  • A current SNA national Board of Directors member
  • A current member of an SNA national standing or strategic committee
  • A current SNA member in the Manager or Director category
  • Hold a title or job responsibilities that do not confirm the nominee’s status as non-managerial staff
  • A previous national winner of the Employee of the Year Award or Heart of the Program Award

Self-nominations are not accepted. Nominations must be typed, and answers must not exceed the listed word counts. SNA will not accept nominations from current members of the SNA national Board of Directors or of SNA national standing or strategic committees.

School Nutrition Association of Wisconsin
563 Carter Court, Suite B, Kimberly, WI 54136
Phone: 920-560-5630 Email: SNA-WI@badgerbay.co