Nutrition Services Staff

Paula Faucette
Nutrition Services Director
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Groups: District Staff, Nutrition Services Staff, MSES Staff

Paula joined the District as Nutrition Services Director in 2005. She has been part of the food service industry for over 30 years. Paula is Chef of the Culinary Class she teaches for our high school students, and is active in Connect 14, as well as being active in the Wellness Committee, District-wide. She is married and has four children, three of whom are married, and four grandchildren. She loves to spend time with her family and her two pups.

Johnson, Judi

Administrative Assistant
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Groups: Nutrition Services Staff, MSES Staff

Judi has been on the Nutrition Services staff since 2010. She is currently the Administrative Assistant to the Nutrition Services Director, Paula Faucette. She is married and has three daughters and a son, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She has an abiding love for her pups and the Garden of the Gods. If she isn’t at work, you may very well find her and her furbabies there. Next year? Let’s do the Incline one more time.

Chavez, Carmen
Sous Chef
Groups: Nutrition Services Staff, MSES Staff

Carmen worked part time in our kitchen in 2018 and joined us as Sous Chef full time this year. Carmen comes to from Lima, Peru, where she was a certified nutritionist. She is married and has three boys. In her spare time she plays volleyball and confesses a love for action movies. She also loves all types of music.

Shannon Snyder
Nutrition Assistant
Groups: Nutrition Services Staff, MSMS Staff
Shannon joined our department in 2019 can be found at breakfast and lunch, seeing to it that our middle school students all get healthy meals. Shannon has four children and can probably be found on the hiking trails around Manitou in her spare time.

Teresa Leets
Nutrition Assistant
Groups: Nutrition Services Staff, MSHS Staff

Teresa began with Nutrition Services in 2018. She is one of the team that serves breakfast and lunch at our high school. She has two children one grandchild. Teresa enjoys her friends and can probably be found climbing the Incline most weekends.

Valerie Williams
Nutrition Assistant
Groups: Nutrition Services Staff , MSHS Staff

Valerie joined our department in 2016. She is the other half of the high school team that takes care of our students lunch needs. Val has one daughter, Gabrielle, who also works in the district and is our resident artist. Val is actively involved in Connect 14. You can find her at fairs around the Manitou and Colorado Springs are selling her jewelry and other artwork when she is not at work.

Milica Barkic
Nutrition Assistant
Groups: Nutrition Services Staff, UPES Staff

Milica joined our department in 2010. She is part of the team that serves our children at Ute Pass Elementary. She was born and raised in Croatia and moved to the United States almost 13 years ago. She has a daughter, Sophia, who goes to Manitou High School and is an active member of the swim team and secretary of the Key Club. MIlica works out and does yoga in her spare time.

Tatiana Shafer
Nutrition Assistant
Groups: Nutrition Services Staff, MSES Staff

Tatiana began her employment with us at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year. Along with her many duties in the kitchen, she helps serve lunch to the students at Manitou Springs Elementary School.She has one child, Tomas, who is in the third grade at Manitou Elementary. In her spare time you might find her with Tomas sliding down slides in the playground by her house, or roller skating or biking. She also loves to cook.

Roanna Jiron
Nutrition Assistant
Groups: Nutrition Services Staff, MSES Staff