ASHLAND — After 16 years with Ashland Public Schools, Director of Nutrition Services Lisa Beaudin announced in December that this school year would be her last.
Since then, the district has searched for a successor and is delighted to announce Regina Wilkinson will be the next Director of Nutrition Services.
Since 2016, Wilkinson has served as an administrative assistant in the District Nutrition Services Department. She has 20 years of K-12 experience, plus additional culinary jobs in New York, Boston, and Japan.
Most recently, she served as the High School Kitchen Manager for Westwood Public Schools. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America and a Certificate of Excellence in Infant Nutrition from Framingham State University.
“Over the past 20 years working in K-12 school nutrition services, I have combined my passion for cooking good, healthy food with the day-to-day management of a successful food service program. What we do as a department – as a team – is an important part of every student’s day. If Ashland’s “watchmakers” eat good, healthy food, they’re ready to learn. Plus, when it’s not, countless studies show the detrimental effects of a poor diet. I’m proud to say that Ashland’s school nutrition program nurtures the whole child to be great learners who can engage and learn,” said Wilkinson.
Wilkinson is thrilled to continue bringing her passion for cooking and food into her new role starting July 1.
Ashland Public Schools serves nearly 3,000 K-12 students in five schools.