• Food & Nutrition Service Managers

Cafe Managers

Phone: 941-255-7500 ext 1635

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

ServSafe Certified

The Academy

Mrs. Susan Watterson

Susan has been on the Champ's Cafe Team since 2003

•Favorite lunch growing up: Pizza

•Favorite Quote: " You are in charge of your own happiness"

•Most satisfying part about my job is: I enjoy interacting with my students.

• Hometown: City: Nashua, State: New Hampshire

Phone: 941-575-5470 ext 1033

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

ServSafe Certified

Baker Center

Mrs. Tammy Welch

• Tammy has been a member of the Champ's Cafe Team since 1996

• Favorite school lunch growing up: Pizza

• Favorite quote: " Life is too short, be happy and enjoy"

• Most Satisfying part about my job: Knowing that my students and adult customers enjoy coming to Champ's Cafe for their meals and leave happy and satisfied.

• Hometown: City: South Point, State: Ohio

Phone: 941-255-7440 ext 1175

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

ServSafe Certified

Charlotte Harbor School

Yolanda Mueller

I have worked for the district since 2003.

My favorite school lunch growing up was Pizza.

My favorite quote is, "small progress is still progress".

The most satisfying part of my job is learning new things and sharing that knowledge with others.

My hometown is San Fransico California.

credentials:  ServSafe Certified

Phone: 941-575-5450 ext. 7077

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

ServeSafe

Charlotte High School

Margaret Rainville

I have worked for the district since 2021
My favorite (school) lunch growing up was pizza
 
My favorite quote is, "Life is too short, be happy and enjoy"
 
The most satisfying part of my job is interacting with the kids
 
Hometown:  city/state: Arcadia, FL
 
Certifications: ServeSafe
 
 

Phone: 941-255-7535 ext 3770

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

ServSafe Certified

Liberty Elementary School

Mrs. Tracey Dunnell

• Tracey has been on the Champs Cafe team since 2000.

• Favorite school lunch growing up: Taco Pizza

• Favorite Quote: " In youth, we learn; in age we understand.  Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach

Most satisfying part about my job is: Knowing that I am providing students with healthy, nutritious meals.

• Hometown: City: Chelmsford, State: Massachusetts

 

Phone: 941-575-5475 ext 3038

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

ServSafe Certified Certification in Hospitality & Flight Attendant, Patricia Stevens Career College, St. Louis, MO

East Elementary School

Mrs. Leah Moore

Years at Champ's Cafe:  since 2016

My favorite school lunch growing up was Mashed Potato & Hamburger Bake

The most satisfying part of my job is:  "Knowing that I make a difference each day in a child's life"

My hometown is: (city/state)  Brighton, Illinois

Phone: 941-255-7590 ext 3611

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

ServSafe Certified

Kingsway Elementary School

Allison Harris

Phone: 941-625-9600 ext 5064

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

ServSafe Certified

L.A. Ainger Middle School

Mr. Joseph Wasser-Long

• Joe has been a Champ's sTeam member since 2003

• Favorite school lunch growing up: Fish & Mac & Cheese

• Favorite Quote: " People will notice the change in your attitude towards them but won't notice their behavior that made you change"

• The most satisfying part about my job is: happy kids and lunch

• Hometown: State: Pennsylvania

Phone: 941-629-4552 ext 7391

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

ServSafe Certified

Lemon Bay High School

Ms. Patti Berry

• Patti is a CCPS graduate

• Patti has been a member of the Champ' Cafe Team since 1990

• Favorite school lunch growing up: Salad

• Favorite Quote: " Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"

• The most satisfying part about my job: Working with a great Team and respectful and polite students here at  LBH!

• Hometown: City: Sharon, State: Pennsylvania

 

Phone: 941-255-7515 ext. 3475

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

ServSafe Certified

Deep Creek Elementary School

Mrs. Julia Langenberg

•Julia has been on the Champ's Cafe Team since 2013

•Favorite lunch growing up: Roasted Chicken

•Favorite Quote: "Don't stop until you're proud!"

•Most satisfying part about my job is: The appreciation and gratitude that we receive from school staff, students, and parents.

• Hometown: Lima, Peru

 

Phone: 941-255-7470 ext 3946

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

ServSafe Certified

Meadow Park Elementary School

Mrs. Nancy Adams

• Nancy has been on the Champ's Cafe Team since 2010.

• Favorite lunch growing up: Pizza Burger( special sauce on an English muffin with cheese)

• Favorite quote: Get R Done

Most satisfying part about my job is: Feeding our customers, a healthy meal and seeing their happy faces.

• Hometown: City: Northborough, State: Massachusetts

Phone: 941-255-7525 ext 5269

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Servsafe Certified

Murdock Middle School

Mrs. Sandra Scheel

• Sandra has been a member of the Champs Cafe Team since 2014

• Favorite school lunch growing up: Tator Tot Casserole

• Favorite Quote: " I want my life to be a hymn to the Creator"

• Most satisfying thing about your job: All working together to achieve the same purpose/goal. And a great satisfying meal.

• Hometown: City: Chili, State: Wisconsin

Phone: 941-624-5122 ext 4071

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Servsafe Certified

Myakka River Elementary School

Mrs. Debra Munz


I have worked for the district since 1999.

My favorite (school) lunch growing up was pizza.

My favorite quote is: A great attitude becomes a great mood, which becomes a great day, which becomes a great year, which becomes a great life.

The most satisfying part of my job is that I love working with all the kids and seeing their smiling faces each day ! It makes me feel good that we make a child happy when they see what's for lunch each day!

Hometown:  Manorville, Long Island  NY

Phone: 941-255-7450 ext 4251

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

ServSafe Certified

Neil Armstrong Elementary

Mrs. Yusitt Rodriguez

 Yusitt has been a valuable member of the Champ's Cafe Team since 2013.

Most satisfying thing about your job: When I see the smiles on all the students each day.

Hometown: La Victoria, Venezuela

Favorite School Lunch: Pizza

Phone: 941-255-7622 ext 3189

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

ServSafe certified

Peace River Elementary School

Mrs. Christine Witt

•Christine is a graduate of Port Charlotte High School

•Christine has been a Champ's team member for 22 years

•Favorite Lunch: Rectangle Pizza

•Favorite Quote:  Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world" Jordan B. Peterson

•Hometown: North Canton, Ohio

Phone: 941-255-7485 ext 7635

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

ServSafe Certified

Port Charlotte High School

Mrs. Annette Joyce

I have worked for the district since 1989.
 
My favorite school lunch growing up was: All of them
 
The most satisfying part of my job is interacting with my customers, and feeding hungry children.
 
Hometown: Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Credentials: ServSafe Certified

Phone: 941-255-7460 ext 5479

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional, ServSafe Certified

Port Charlotte Middle School

Paula Snyder

I have previously worked for three years at LA Ainger and happy to be back this year. 

My favorite (school) lunch growing up was pizza. 

My favorite quote is: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you".

The most satisfying part of my job is socializing with others.

My hometown is New Albany, Indiana 

certifications: Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional 

credentials:  ServSafe Certified

Phone: 941-575-5485 ext.5655

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

ServSafe certified

Punta Gorda Middle School

Miss. Donita Torres

• Donita has been a Champ's Cafe Team member since 2012

• Favorite school lunch growing up:  Frito Pie

• Favorite Quote: " No One is responsible for your happiness but you!"

• The most satisfying part about my job is: knowing that what I do matters to the children of my community.

• Hometown:  City: Elwood, State: Indiana

 

Phone: 941-575-5400 ext 3337

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

ServSafe Certified

Sallie Jones Elementary School

 Mrs. Mary Bannister

• Mary has been a Champ's Team member since 1991

• Favorite school lunch growing up:  Mac and Cheese

• Favorite Quote: Listen Pause and Respond

• The most satisfying part about my job is:  We make a Difference

• Hometown: City: Toledo, State: Ohio

Phone: 941-743-0188 ext 4374

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

ServSafe Certified

Vineland Elementary School

Mrs. Vera Torres

Vera is a graduate of CCPS "Class of 1987"

• Vera has been a Champ's team member since 2015

• Favorite school lunch growing up: Country Fried Steak with mashed potatoes and green beans.

• Favorite Quote:

• The most satisfying thing about your job:  Being part of the greater good.  Trying to make a difference to help our customers.

• Hometown City: SanJuan, State: Puerto Rico