Christa Andersen, Food and Nutrition Services Manager for the Davenport Community School District, has received the Iowa Manager of the Year Award from the Iowa School Nutrition Association. The honor was announced at a Davenport Community School District board meeting on May 24.

According to Coni Dobbels, Supervisor of Food and Nutrition Services at Davenport Community School District, Andersen was selected from managers throughout the state of Iowa to receive this award.

“Christa was selected based on her ability to provide staff development and leadership within our district, school and community outreach,” Dobbels said. “Most importantly, it was also based her contributions to the community during the pandemic. Christa is a 22-year employee of Davenport Schools, but she has never had an experience like this past year. Even so, she stepped up to the challenge during a very scary time Davenport Schools’ Christa Andersen Wins Iowa Manager of the Year Awardin our nation. I heard Christa say many times, ‘Feed the children.’ It was her focus, mantra, and goal.”

From March through the summer of 2020, Christa oversaw the production and distribution of 390,488 meals for children in the Davenport community. “These meals were distributed through multiple pick-up sites across Davenport and Buffalo, IA,” said Dobbels. “After in-person instruction resumed in September, she continued to serve approximately 5,600 meals to 400 children every Tuesday, from a single site at the Davenport Learning Center. During the 2020-21 school year, the district has served almost 200,000 meals from that pickup location. Obviously, there is a need and Christa has always been ready to help fill that need.”

“Christa is a dedicated worker and is certainly very deserving of this award,” said TJ Schneckloth, Superintendent of Davenport Community School District. “Helping the children is a top priority for her and we are all very proud of her community spirit.”

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Serving more than 14,000 students and their families, the Davenport Community School District prepares young minds for success. Through academics, the arts, and athletics, we are growing excellence for every child. We work with the communities of Blue Grass, Buffalo, Davenport, and Walcott. With more than 3,000 employees, we are one of the top ten employers in the Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities. We employ more than 1,400 teachers, and more than half hold a master’s degree or higher. All teachers receive ongoing coaching and professional development by a staff of Curriculum & Instruction Specialists and other experts from around the nation. To learn more, please visit

Davenport Schools’ Christa Andersen Wins Iowa Manager of the Year Award
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Davenport Schools’ Christa Andersen Wins Iowa Manager of the Year Award

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