Area supervisors assist in the day-to-day operations and management of the Child Nutrition Programs. Our hard working food service team of nearly 900 employees are dedicated to providing excellent service and high-quality meals to all students district-wide. Area Supervisors provide ongoing training and guidance to ensure staff are in compliance with federal regulations while maintaining production and quality standards. Area Supervisors ensures each kitchen and food service facility are compliant with all food safety and sanitation regulations. Please feel free to contact your school’s area supervisor if you have any questions or concerns. Please allow at least 24 hours to receive a response.To locate the Area Supervisor responsible for your child's school, please select the school from the dropdown below.
Anne Wilson joined Team DPS in 2007. She is a Registered Dietitian and she also ....
Anne Wilson, RD, Area Supervisor
Anne Wilson joined Team DPS in 2007. She is a Registered Dietitian and she also serves as the Garden to School and Urban Farms to School Coordinator and an Area Supervisor, overseeing several school kitchens in the district.
Prior to DPS she worked as a food services supervisor with Cherry Creek Schools and as a nutrition consultant for Grayson Nutrition Services in Boulder, CO. Anne received her Master’s degree in Nutrition from Colorado State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Iowa State University. Anne enjoys encouraging people (especially DPS students) to try new foods. Outside of work, you will find Anne running, biking or paddle boarding.
Sandy Grady joined Team DPS in the winter of 1992. Sandy brings over 24 years of hands.
Sandy Grady, Area Supervisor
Sandy Grady joined Team DPS in the winter of 1992. Sandy brings over 24 years of hands on culinary experience in Baking and Cooking to the district. She continues to advance her skills, as a member of the School Nutrition Association (State and National). In her spare time you will find Sandy enjoying spending time with family and cooking.
Lauren Olinger joined our team in 2013. She came to us from Round Rock ISD and ...
Lauren Olinger, Area Supervisor
Lauren Olinger joined our team in 2013. She came to us from Round Rock ISD and has a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Lauren brings a wide array of past experiences from school food, restaurants and hotels. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family and in the beautiful Colorado outdoors.
Sheryle Clardy joined team DPS in 2001, she is a former DPS parent...
Sheryle Clardy, Area Supervisor
Sheryle Clardy joined team DPS in 2001, she is a former DPS parent. Sheryle holds an associate degree in nutrition and has worked in Food Service management for over 30 years, 20 of those years in school food service.
In Sheryle’s spare time you will find her spending time with her family, reading, cooking, shopping and enjoying her home state of Colorado.
Leonard was born and raised in Denver. He attended Godsman, Rishel, and George....
Leonard Apodaca, Area Supervisor
Leonard was born and raised in Denver. He attended Godsman, Rishel, and George Washington High School. He attended Mertopolitan State College and the University of Northern Colorado majoring in Criminal Justice/Sociology.
He is an avid Bronco fan and enjoys watching games with his son a Patriots fan. He has worked in the food industry for 29 years and has worked in food service for four years. He also enjoys watching his son play soccer, and loves spending time with his family.
After years of work in social service positons, Adam enrolled and graduated from...
Adam Fisher, Area Supervisor
After years of work in social service positions, Adam enrolled, and graduated from Johnson & Wales with a culinary degree. He spent a number of years working his way around kitchens in Denver and then settled into a position as Special Diet Chef for a local non-profit, Project Angel Heart.
In July of 2010 he began working with Denver Public Schools as a volunteer chef assisting with the implementation of the Scratch Cooking program. He was hired by the district in July 2011 as an Area Supervisor, concentrating on the continued development of Scratch Cooking in all DPS schools.
Matthew Hairgrove joined team DPS in the Fall of 2017 as an Area Supervisor.
Matthew Hairgrove, Area Supervisor
Matthew Hairgrove joined team DPS in the Fall of 2017 as an Area Supervisor. Matthew holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nutriton and has spent the past 7 years working in various facets of the Food Services Industries. While not at work, you can find him eating his way through Denver, or at home cooking. He is the proud father of a new baby boy, and an avid Power Lifter.
Margaret Young joined the DPS FNS team in 2016. She had a long history in the...
Margaret Young, Area Supervisor
Margaret Young joined the DPS FNS team in 2016. She had a long history in the hospitality industry for over 25 years, primarily in restaurants. Margaret loved the interaction with her “regular” customers and enjoyed the operations and logistics of running the restaurant. Margaret is not a Colorado native, she was born in Louisiana, and has lived in California, Arkansas, Iowa, and Kentucky and now Colorado is her home. She loves football and the Colts are her team although she is also a Bronco fan.
Maria Serrano de Rico
My name is Maria Serrano, I am from Mexico and have been working in DPS food...
Maria Serrano de Rico, Area Supervisor
My name is Maria Serrano, I am from Mexico and have been working in DPS food services since 2005. I started as a regular employee, and later to transitioned to manager in 2010. I have worked in many different schools and environments. I enjoy working with students, meet new people, and learn new things.
Karina Alvarez joined Team DPS in 2004. Soon after she was promoted...
Karina Alvarez, Area Supervisor
Karina Alvarez joined Team DPS in 2004. Soon after she was promoted to be a manager where she has worked at elementary, and secondary schools.
Karina has mentored other Food Service colleagues as a multi-site manager and scratch-cooking instructor. In her spare time Karina enjoys cooking, baking, and spending time with her family.
Shirley Martinez joined the Food and Nutrition Services team in...
Shirley Martinez, Area Supervisor
Shirley Martinez joined the Food and Nutrition Services team in 1989. She started as a substitute worker and was promoted through the organization until she became a supervisor in 2017.
One of her favorite positions within the department was serving as a scratch cooking instructor for new employees. Shirley raised her four daughters in Denver and all are DPS graduates. In her free time she enjoys baseball, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Nona Dasenbrock joined the DPS team in 2021. She came to us...
Nona Dasenbrock, Area Supervisor
Nona Dasenbrock joined the DPS team in 2021. She came to us from Arizona where she worked as a registered dietitian for Deer Valley USD and Banner Medical.
Nona has a BA from Fresno State University and BS in Dietetics from Arizona State University where she also completed her dietetic internship. Nona loves food and in her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants, cooking, and traveling. She also enjoys running, hiking, and spending time outdoors. Nona is looking forward to exploring Colorado and all it has to offer.