The Smoky Valley Education Association and Smoky Valley Schools recognizemembers of the community who are making a positive impact on our students andschools. This month, we would like to recognize Mrs. Bobby Decker, Smoky Valley’sFood Service Director.Amy Dreier, SVVCS Teacher, has nominated Bobby because of the difference she hasmade in her families’ lives for the past 3 years. Amy’s son has severe allergies to manydifferent foods and it is sometimes difficult to coordinate lunches and have everyone onboard with him eating at school. As the head cook for the district, Mrs. Decker took thetime to sit down with Amy to figure out a plan to make sure her son could eat at schoolas many times as possible. Not only does Bobby communicate with her as a mom, butthe building cooks are included on a regular basis regarding menus. The leadership inour food service program is evident as all those who work in the kitchen are equally askind and willing to work with the family.Mrs. Decker’s willingness to act in such a caring way has taken a huge weight off ofthis mother’s shoulders as she works to manage her son’s food allergies. Whenunusual circumstances arise, Bobby never skips a beat in making accomodations forhim. When talking with other staff across the district, it is evident that her impactspreads far beyond just one family. The groups and organizations she works with, thestudents that have varying diet needs, the staff that have requests for their classrooms,and many others are impacted by Bobby’s kindness and communication. It is clear bythe atmosphere in our building kitchens that they have a great leader.Bobby is an excellent example of a person in our school system that probably does notget recognized often, but the work she does behind the scenes is so important for ourstudents. Thank you Mrs. Decker for your positive contribution to our Smoky Valleyschools and families!