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Kelly Raser Named Jordan Public Schools Nutritional Services Director


Jordan Public Schools (JPS) is pleased to announce Kelly Raser as the new Nutritional Services Director. 

Kelly had been serving as the Jordan Elementary School (JES) Nutritional Services Manager since January 2020, and started her new role at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year. Kelly has extensive experience working in food service, as well a passion for working with kids. 

Kelly was born in Indiana, but was a Jordan High School (JHS) graduate, and has resided in the Jordan area since she was 15 years old. Her food service career most recently included working in catering for corporate events, conferences and weddings for Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center in Chaska before taking the managerial position at JES. 

Kelly is excited to exceed expectations of what school lunches are traditionally thought of, and has already implemented changes to simplify the lunch menus to allow the kitchens to be creative. She is looking forward to bringing back traditional favorites and scratch cooking to JPS and broadening the students’ horizons by introducing them to new foods they may never have tried before. Kelly also plans to revamp the JPS gardens and get students involved in taking care of the gardens, and wants to help teach JPS students about nutrition, healthy choices, portion control, and more. 

Outside of school, Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, all of whom currently attend JPS schools. 

Superintendent Ranae Case Evenson remarked with excitement “I’m thrilled to have Kelly join our leadership team. Her hard work and dedication to the JES kitchen exemplifies the mission of JPS and I’m already excited about the vision Kelly is bringing to all three school kitchens.  Our students are experiencing new menu items, scratchmade and fresh… and for each of our schools to have daily salad and fruit bar options to enhance their entrees is wonderful!  I can’t wait to see what our Nutritional Services department will implement next!”