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Getting to Know SDCOE: Kimberly McAlexander

Getting to Know SDCOE: Kimberly McAlexander
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Kimberly McAlexander and her team prepare thousands of meals each week for students at Cuyamaca Outdoor School.  

“No student will ever go hungry at camp while I am here,” McAlexander often says.  

As if that wasn’t enough, the child nutrition supervisor also has gone above and beyond to help feed park rangers, members of local tribes, and students from nearby schools.  

“Kim is always willing to go that extra mile because she cares,” said Jerry Smith, food service program supervisor. That has included helping to get meals to students during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

McAlexander sets a good example of human-centered leadership for everyone she works with, said Kevin Gross, who works with her.

“Kimberly is always kind, polite, and genuinely concerned for all her fellow staff members and visiting teachers, and of course the over 12,000 students that she serves and interacts with each year,” he explained. “Many staff members, including me, are constantly amazed and inspired by seeing Kimberly overcome so many obstacles and changes thrown at her and the kitchen, and she still manages to keep her composure, her smile, her laugh, her professionalism, and somehow make things work out perfectly in the end." 


Getting to Know SDCOE is a regular feature at that highlights the important work of different members of the team. 

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