Challenge Coin Recipients Represent the OUSD EDGE!

Denise Crain, Central Kitchen Manager at Nutrition Services, was recognized by Nutrition Services Operation Supervisor Ramon Ornelas with an EDGE Challenge Coin for exemplifying the Core Values of Integrity, Equity, Respect, and Excellence.

Ramon Ornelas had this to say about Denise:

Denise Crain, Nutrition Services Central Kitchen Manager, exhibits the core values of our EDGE mission every day.  With a commitment to excellence and a drive to exceed her daily goals, Denise has been able to plan and execute meal service to our district students in a professional and efficient manner. During the pandemic, Denise switched up her operating model and reorganized the logistical plan to ensure our community was nourished during these uncertain times. Denise produced and distributed over a million meals since the start of the pandemic to needy students.

It is this commitment to our District and the community that drives Denise every day, and it is this commitment that we recognize today. Thank you, Denise. You truly do have the EDGE!

Picture of Denise Crain


Picture of Ramon Ornelas and Denise Crain


Picture of Denise Crain receiving gift from Patricia Reeves


Picture of Ramon Ornelas, Denise Crain, and Patricia Reeves


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