Excellence Begins With Linda Rider
Director of Nutrition Services Inspires Those Around Her to Rise Up and Work Harder...Be Better
We have incredible leaders throughout TD3, people who dedicate their lives to help our students grow academically, emotionally, socially — and nutritionally. And when it comes to providing nutritional leadership in public schools today, Linda Rider has no peers. She has been the guiding force behind a tremendous transformation over the last 13 years in how we deliver nutrition services to students. Scratch-made meals, healthier food choices, better workplace design for food preparation, integrating newer technologies for better worker efficiencies all come to mind when thinking of the vision that is Linda Rider.
If you ask Linda, she will tell you that Nutrition Services is a great place to work because it gives everyone an opportunity to impact children’s lives, which impact their health and well-being. In a department where many others just serve meals, Linda is educating — educating students, parents and employees to the nutritional needs students require in order to be at their best in classrooms each day. Through her vision, Linda has changed the conversation and the culture of what a school nutrition program should be to students and parents…and perhaps most importantly to the employees that create and serve our students each day. Excellence is truly Linda Rider!