Laurita Broady, Food Service Manager for the Canajoharie and Fort Plain School Districts, was honored with the Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA) Friends of Education Award on Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Friends of Education Dinner. She is pictured at left with Fort Plain Superintendent David Ziskin.
CASDA presents this award to recognize the “selfless contributions of individuals who dedicate themselves to serving students and the school community.”
According to the award, “coordinating food services for two neighboring districts is a demanding task that Lauri Broady embraces wholeheartedly. She works collaboratively with the staffs at Fort Plain and Canajoharie to ensure that the nutritional needs of students in both districts are met to the highest standard.
“To ensure that all students in both communities had equitable access to nutritious food, Ms. Broady led successful applications to the USDA Community Eligibility Program. This grant ensures that all students in both districts receive a free nutritious breakfast and lunch each school day.
“Lauri’s unique position serving both schools has allowed her to facilitate collaborations in other areas such as the Canajoharie-Fort Plain Drama Club and the Canajoharie-Fort Plain Health and Wellness Fair. Lauri Broady is undoubtedly a Friend of Education serving two Mohawk Valley school districts.”