At its annual 2010 Summer Retreat held July 13-15, Craig Cohen, Sr. Vice President of Operations for Opaa! Food Management, announced Marita Harris, Opaa!'s Director of Nutrition Services for the Fayette R-III School District, as the recipient of the 2009-10 Director of the Year award. Company officials selected Marita as Director of the Year from among all of Opaa!'s Directors of Nutrition Services across the state of Missouri. The criteria for selection included top ranking in the categories of creative marketing, employee training, employee safety, fiscal performance, and student and adult participation.
During the award presentation, Cohen stated that Marita has been with Opaa! for ten years and is loved by her school district administration, students, and parents. Marita is not new to recognition at Opaa!. She has achieved President's Circle status as a Director of Nutrition Services twice during her tenure, and has been selected for both the Company's prestigious Whatever It Takes Award and the DNS of the Year for the 2007-2008 school year.
Marita lives in Fayette, MO and serves the students in the Fayette R-III School District as the Director of Nutrition Services. She has twin sons, Dantae and Shantae Harris, an adopted son named Charles Johnson, and two grandchildren, Tae' Annia and Tae'Von. Marita says she enjoys spending her free time braiding hair, baking, going to church and being with her family.
Opaa! Food Management, Inc., is based in Chesterfield, Missouri, and is entering its 33rd year of operation. Opaa! currently operates the nutrition programs for 75 Missouri school districts. Opaa! Food Management, based in Chesterfield, Missouri, specializes in serving only K-12 school districts. We partner with each school served to tailor a child nutrition program that meets its local community's needs. We deliver a wide variety of fresh, safe, and nutritious choices, to support a healthy learning environment, at an exceptional value. As a family owned company, the warm hospitality of our team members is a tribute to our mission- "Make Their Day!"