In two decades working for Lake Orion Community Schools’ food service department, Kris Hafner has gone beyond the job description.
Now she’s being recognized for her commitment as the LOCS Support Person of the Year for the 2018-19 school year.
Hafner is in her 21st year as a food service employee and is currently working at Scripps Middle School, where she was honored on March 22.
Her cafeteria manager, Janine Downing, captured her achievement in the award application.
“Kris has consistently shown dedication, kindness and integrity in everything that she does here in the schools and in the community. Not only does Kris get the job done, she does it to professional standards and then some. Not content to serve “fruit and veggies,” she takes the time to make sure that everything is colorful and nicely presented and that there is a great selection for the students at all times. She knows the preferences of many of the students and makes sure their favorites are available when they come through her line. She treats each of the students with kindness and courtesy.”
Her passion for the job has extended beyond the daily routine. Kris has made many seasonal decorations and donated other items to enhance the food area. She has embraced the job, including disassembling cooler door to deep clean equipment and even one time had to be told she didn’t have to actually clean the dumpster outside.
As her nominating Scripps teacher, Heather Schott, wrote in the application: “Overall, Kris is being nominated for this award because she is dedicated to setting and reaching high standards within her job, showing compassion and care for all students, and for being the type of person who others want within their support system as a friend or family member.”
Other LOCS nominees:
Laura Hagen (Webber)
Kathy Engelbrecht (Waldon)
Sharon Gramlich (Paint Creek)
Micheleen Hughes (Oakview)
Heather Hammerl (LOHS)
Kristine Murphy (Carpenter)
Debbie Pavlik (Blanche Sims)