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Conway Public Schools is excited to have two FoodCorps Service Members at the district for the 2018-2019 school year!

 

 

Meet Karri Tomich-Baylis!

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Karri arrived to Conway Public Schools Food Service in August 2017 from Michigan! During her second year of service, Karri will focus her time with Food Service and at Florence Mattison Elementary and Theodore Jones Elementary, providing students with hands-on learning through the school garden. "I'm most excited about seeing the kids have fun and learn new things while in the school garden! With the classes I've already taken outside, I've seen kids try and love bell peppers when they said they didn't like vegetables, become fascinated with new bugs, sow their first seed and many wanting to tell me all of the vegetables they eat," said Karri. "I am looking forward to see these interest grow even more." 

 

Meet Kerry Ryffel!

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Kerry is serving with Carolyn Lewis Elementary and Ida Burns Elementary to lead lessons and other hands-on learning opportunities for students in both of the schools' gardens. After graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Environmental Sustainability and working on various farms in Missouri and Indiana, Kerry is excited to be gardening in the south for the first time, and can't wait for the school year ahead!