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What’s Cooking in the Klein ISD Kitchen? Personalized Professional Learning

What’s Cooking in the Klein ISD Kitchen? Personalized Professional Learning

Professional learning is a dish best served personalized. That’s exactly why Klein ISD Nutrition and Food Services hosts an “Unconference” each year.

An unconference is a participant-driven conference. This year is the third-annual unconference for cafeteria managers hosted by Klein ISD Nutrition and Food Services. 

“The cafeteria managers picked every conference topic from survey results,” HR Coordinator for Nutrition and Food Services Monique Williams said. “It’s all centered around what’s happening in the kitchen, the needs of the kitchen staff, what the students and staff are dealing with, and what they want to learn.”

Psst, even Forbes backs the unconference approach. This year’s topics ranged from leadership and employee engagement to cultural awareness, and so many interesting topics in between! 

“Our district is very diverse so the cultural awareness part of this conference was a great thing,” Klein Collins High School cafeteria manager Tewania Lewis said. “It’s not just ‘go to work’ and that’s it, we’re a family and I appreciate that we can learn like this.”

Klein ISD Director of Nutrition and Food Services Doug Massey wants to ensure that his staff’s environment is as healthy as the food they bake each day and the unconference helps him do just that. 

“I want to invest all that we possibly can in our folks,” he said. “This is just one simple way that we can give back to our employees and provide for their professional growth.”

For more information about Klein ISD Nutrition and Food Services or to join the Food Services Family, visit their website

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