Bibb Schools welcomes new Director of Nutrition

Timikel Sharpe, Executive Director of Nutrition at Bibb County Schools. / Tavares Jones (WGXA)

MACON, Ga.-- It's the start of a new school year for students in Bibb County and with that comes a new Executive Director at the helm of the district's School Nutrition Department.

Timikel Sharpe assumed the role following the retirement of her predecessor Dr. Cleta Long who served the Bibb School District for over twenty years.

A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Sharpe has made her way to Bibb County after serving in her previous role as Deputy Director of Food Service for the Unified School District of Los Angeles, California.

Sharpe said prior to her arrival she had already learned of the many accomplishments and awards the department had received for community involvement and student programs.

"When I had the opportunity to interview I was extremely excited because I knew what was available here and the programs they were providing to students and the community and if I had the opportunity to land here it would be like the greatest. " Sharpe said.

Bringing over a decade of experience, Sharpe has worked in the realm of nutrition both in the public and private sector.

" I started off with the WIC program and then I kind of transitioned over to retail food services management and then over to corporate services and then into school food. " she adds.

Bibb Schools feeds thousands of students each day through the nutrition program and Sharpe gives credit to the many staff who work to make it happen. Sharpe believes in empowering others and Bibb nutrition staff say they are inspired.

In April of 2017, Sharpe was honored as a School Nutrition Hero by the School Nutrition Association for her continued commitment to fighting childhood hunger and providing shelter to homeless children through her own charity organization, Vision of Grace.

To learn more about the Bibb County School District's Nutrition Department, school menus and more visit their website.

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