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Diego Alonso leads a radish taste test with Ms. Mansell's 3rd grade class at Bayyari Elementary.

Springdale School District

Springdale School District’s mission is, “The Springdale School District in partnership with parents and community provides a quality educational environment which guides all students to learn the skills and acquire the knowledge necessary for them to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world.” FoodCorps’ mission and programming bring valuable skills and insights to students particularly in regard to nutrition, gardening and access to nourishing meals. The skills that are addressed through FoodCorps programming extrapolate to include the range of curriculum, including math, science, social studies, history, health and physical education. Hands-on instruction and integrated activities make school more enjoyable for students and serve as an anchor to learning.

Hands-on Learning – The service member will support a healthier school environment through teaching hands on food based lessons in the classroom and garden.

Nourishing School Meals – The service member will maintain a regular presence as a positive role model in the school cafeteria, spending an average of at least 3 hours in the cafeteria each week. The service member will be provided with free school lunches in order to fulfill their cafeteria duties.

Schoolwide Culture of Health – The service member will lead a 15-30 minute FoodCorps presentation for school staff in August. They will also be included in school health/wellness/garden committee(s), they will provide a presentation sometime during the school year to the Coordinated School Health Committee to increase awareness regarding their activities in the schools they serve.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to speak Spanish
  • Experience with gardening
  • Pedagogy and curriculum knowledge experience
  • Classroom management experience
  • Communication skills
  • A good work ethic
  • Commitment to serve our students to the best of your ability
  • An interest in children and their entire well-being
  • Knowledge in gardening and nutrition
  • A positive and dependable attitude in the workplace
  • Must serve 39 hours per week onsite

Springdale School District’s mission is, “The Springdale School District in partnership with parents and community provides a quality educational environment which guides all students to learn the skills and acquire the knowledge necessary for them to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world.” FoodCorps’ mission and programming bring valuable skills and insights to students particularly in regard to nutrition, gardening and access to nourishing meals. The skills that are addressed through FoodCorps programming extrapolate to include the range of curriculum, including math, science, social studies, history, health and physical education. Hands-on instruction and integrated activities make school more enjoyable for students and serve as an anchor to learning.

Hands-on Learning – The service member will support a healthier school environment through teaching hands on food based lessons in the classroom and garden.

Nourishing School Meals – The service member will maintain a regular presence as a positive role model in the school cafeteria, spending an average of at least 3 hours in the cafeteria each week. The service member will be provided with free school lunches in order to fulfill their cafeteria duties.

Schoolwide Culture of Health – The service member will lead a 15-30 minute FoodCorps presentation for school staff in August. They will also be included in school health/wellness/garden committee(s), they will provide a presentation sometime during the school year to the Coordinated School Health Committee to increase awareness regarding their activities in the schools they serve.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to speak Spanish
  • Experience with gardening
  • Pedagogy and curriculum knowledge experience
  • Classroom management experience
  • Communication skills
  • A good work ethic
  • Commitment to serve our students to the best of your ability
  • An interest in children and their entire well-being
  • Knowledge in gardening and nutrition
  • A positive and dependable attitude in the workplace
  • Must serve 39 hours per week onsite