Name: Diane Gruman
Phone: (623) 691-4045
Diane Gruman, SNS is the Director of Food Services for the Cartwright School District. Diane has served in this position since July 2011. She has worked in the Food Service industry for 35+ years and in school food service for the past 15 years. A graduate of Northern Arizona University she is currently working towards a Masters Degree in Food Studies from Marylhurst University.
Name: Christina Garcia
Designation: Administrative Specialist
Phone: (623) 691-4040
Christina Garcia is the Administrative Specialist for the Food Service Department. Her job includes Human Resource, Purchase orders, and other Administrative duties. She has been in this position since January of 2015. She recently moved from being a Kitchen Manager of 10 years to her new position here at the Food Service Office. She is located at the entrance of the Food Service building where she gladly greets all visitors.
Name: Lorraine Stull
Designation: Operations Supervisor
Phone: (623) 691-5910
Lorraine Stull is our Food Service Administrator and has served in this position since February 2015. Prior to taking on the role of Administrator, Mrs. Stull was a Lead Manager with the Cartwright School District supervising 20 Cafeteria Mangers, where she was responsible for Menu creation for all school related program and events. Prior to 2012 Mrs. Stull spent over 15 years in various positions within school systems, including those at Kadena Air Force Base, Japan. When returning to the United States and settling in Arizona she has continue her food service career. In addition to Mrs. Stull's vast experience, she is a member of the School Nutrition Association and is Serve safe Certified.
Name: Rosie Espinoza
Designation: Fiscal Supervisor
Phone: (623) 691-4050
Rosie Espinoza, Fiscal Services Supervisor since 7/1/14-present in the food services department. Prior to coming to the Cartwright School District, I worked 10 years for the State of Arizona. I began my career with the State of Arizona as a clerical pool temp and worked my way into my first permanent position as an administrative secretary. After a few months as an administrative secretary I slowly and steadily promoted into accounting positions such as fiscal services technician with the Arizona Department of Health Services newborn screening billing department to my last position held as the Fiscal Services Specialist III lead with AHCCCS kids care billing department. I have an associate's degree from Glendale Community College and in the fall of '15 I will have a bachelor's in Coaching and Healthy lifestyle from Arizona State University. I plan on immediately enrolling in a master's program pursuing a degree in exercise and wellness with a concentration in nutrition. I hope to use all of my work experience and continued education to positively and effectively help Cartwright School District's food services department continue to achieve its goals for many years to come.
Name: Diane Collins
Designation: Administrative Specialist
Phone: (623) 691-4047
Diane Collins is a dedicated Administrative Specialist who has worked for the Cartwright School District for 26 years. She diligently performs her duties, which currently entail multiple Administrative and Fiscal skills that enhance the daily operation of the Food Services Department. Previously she held positions of Administrative Technician, Clerk, and Food Services Worker within the District in addition to Secretary and Bookkeeper positions elsewhere.
Diane hails from the Midwest where she graduated High School in Illinois and received her BA Degree from Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. She started her career at Cartwright when her children were attending schools in the District. Still a long time resident, her interest in the District goes above and beyond that of just being an "employee".
Name: Debbie Thomas
Designation: Payroll Supervisor
Phone: (623) 691-4049
Debbie Thomas is responsible for processing payroll for the Food Services Department. She started her career with the Cartwright School District in 2013 as a Fiscal Specialist.
Name: Isariya Hansumrithpol
Designation: Fiscal Specialist
Phone: (623) 691-4048
Isariya (Sari) Hansumrithpol is the Fiscal Specialist for the Food Service Department. Originally from Bangkok, Thailand she began working for the District in 2004. She has worked in many positions at various sites in the District and has been in charge of Accounts Payable for the department since 2009.
District Office phone number: (623) 691-4040
Fax: (623) 691-5925
Warehouse hours: 6:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Office hours: 7:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Our mission is to serve healthy meals for the body and mind, for positive long-term health and academic success.
Our vision is to be recognized as the leader in School Nutrition by pioneering innovative methods of linking nutrition to lifelong learning.
As Cartwright students return to school this year, they’ll find healthy choices in their school cafeterias. School meals meet federal nutrition standards ensuring students receive a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and low fat or fat free milk each school day. Meals must also meet new limits on calories, trans-fat and sodium. We work hard to make these healthy choices delicious for our students. School meals are great tasting and a huge convenience for busy families. We are proud to offer all meals free of charge to students.
All our school breakfasts meet new standards to ensure students start their day with the nutrition they need to succeed. All grains served will be whole grain rich, and served with a cup of fruit and juice. Research shows that students who start their day with a healthy breakfast perform better in school. That’s why Cartwright is helping make sure students have access to healthy school breakfasts by serving breakfast in the classroom at most of our sites.
Breakfast in the Classroom
Breakfast is served in the classroom at Heatherbrae, John F. Long, Cartwright Elementary, Frank Borman, Palm Lane, Peralta, Tomahawk, Atkinson Middle School, Pena, Castro Middle School, Starlight Park, Desert Sands Middle School, Holiday Park, Harris, Downs, Davidson and Spitalny schools.
Students and community children (18 & under) can enjoy free dinners at Tomahawk, Spitalny and Sunset 4:30-5:30 daily, during the regular school year. The dinner initiative has three goals: fighting childhood hunger, reducing alarming rates of obesity, and drawing more students to after-school programs, where extra academic help is available. Healthy dinners include high quality protein, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and low fat milk.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
We offer a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program at Palm Lane, Cartwright, Spitalny, Tarver, Heatherbrae, Long and Downs. All students are provided fresh fruits and vegetables in their classroom during the day.
Cartwright School District’s breakfast, lunch and dinner programs are federally assisted programs that provide nutritionally balanced meals to students each day. All meals served must meet the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans by promoting health and preventing disease through increased intake of fruits, vegetables and grains, while limiting fat, salt and sugar. The most important aspect of our program is to offer students a variety of foods to choose from so that sound nutritional choices are made. Our foods are student tested and accepted. To ensure product consistency, meal participation results are closely monitored.
For additional information call us at 623-691-4040.
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