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SV hires Food Services Director

During Seneca Valley’s School Board Meeting on May 2, board members approved the appointment of Mr. Nolen Fetchko as the District’s new Director of Food Services. N. Fetchko

A native of Freeport, Mr. Fetchko planted his roots in western Pennsylvania and has over 10 years of experience in the food service industry. Mr. Fetchko served as the Director of Food Services for the Mt. Lebanon School District for the past five years. He also has prior experience in overseeing operations, menu planning and training of food service directors for multiple school districts when he worked as a Regional Assistant at The Nutrition Group. 

Additional food service experience includes his work at UPMC Heritage Place where he provided the necessary meals to residents that pertained to their dietary needs and preferences. He also worked as a supervisor at Ambrose Farmer’s Market where he oversaw the day-to-day tasks, assisted customers and spent time on the farm planting and harvesting the crops. 

Mr. Fetchko received his Master of Science in Food and Nutrition from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelor’s in Nutritional Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University.

“We are very fortunate to have Mr. Fetchko join our team, and we are looking forward to the vision and insight he brings with him. His extensive background in food services and nutrition is important as we continue to provide healthy meals for the students and staff members of the Seneca Valley School District,” said Dr. Marie Palano, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Assessment, Grades K-12.

“My dad was a teacher here for 30 years. He enjoyed every second of being a part of the Seneca Valley School District and always spoke glowingly of the people he worked with,” stated Mr. Fetchko. “Seeing how much he enjoyed being part of this District always left me interested in becoming part of the District as well. As the Director of Food Services, my goal is to continue the great work of Darlene [Carmack] and our team by providing our students with nutritious meals to fuel their education.”  

Mr. Fetchko replaces Ms. Carmack who will be retiring later this summer after 12 years of service to the Seneca Valley School District