Gainesville City Schools

Director of School Nutrition:

Penny Fowler

Departmental responsibilities:
Planning and providing nutrition and delicious meals and snacks for students and staff daily; collecting and approving free and reduced meal applications; reporting and maintaining free and reduced application data; ensuring adherence to federal and state school nutrition guidelines; maintaining current HACCP plan and undergoing two annual health inspections; overseeing the implementation of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant; and communicating school nutrition and wellness information with stakeholders.

School Nutrition Central Office Staff

  • Teresa Wiley - Training Manager
  • Emily House-  Nutrition Coordinator
  • Stephanie Stephenson - School Nutrition Bookkeeper

School Nutrition Managers
  • Annette King- Centennial Arts Academy
  • Sherrette Jackson- Enota MI Academy
  • Sheryl Hendrix- Gainesville Exploration Academy
  • Crystal Johnson- New Holland Knowledge Academy
  • Louvenia Richardson- Fair Street, an IB School
  • Donna Perron- Gainesville Middle School
  • Brandy Thomas- Gainesville High School
  • Amy Morrison- The Academy at Woods Mill

Contact our department when you need information or assistance with:

  • Monthly Breakfast and Lunch Menus
  • Current Food and Supply Bids
  • Current Health Inspection Scores
  • Wellness Policy Information
  • Sale of Competitive Foods
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Information
  • Other Key Wellness Initiatives


  • Telephone 770-532-5481
  • Fax 770-287-2019

 The Gainesville City School System School Nutrition Program (SNP) strives to provide excellent service in the GCSS cafeterias. There are many things that make our nutrition program wonderful and unique. SNP provides breakfast and lunch to ALL students AT NO COST.   For lunch, GCSS SNP strives to offer a nutritious and filling meal to every student.  Each breakfast and lunch contains healthy proteins, whole grains, fruits (fresh or chilled), two (2) vegetable choices (lunch only), and milk. This combination provides students with fuel for learning and nutrients to help keep them healthy. The SNP staff are trained and work hard to prepare foods in healthy ways that are in compliance with health safety standards.To make our selections healthy, SNP maintains that all food is baked or steamed - never fried, either batched cooked or commercially prepared for school nutrition, fresh or frozen when affordable, thus reducing the sodium.

Non-discrimination Statement:

 "The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.  (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."


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Please see each location's webpage for more information.

Locations Telephone Fax
School Board Office 770.536.5275 770.287.2019
508 Oak Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
Centennial Arts Academy 770.287.2044 770.287.2047
852 Century Place, Gainesville, GA 30501
Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy 770.532.7711 770.287.2011
1340 Enota Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501
Fair Street IB School 770.536.5295 770.287.2016
695 Fair Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
Gainesville Exploration Academy 770.287.1223 770.535.3798
1145 McEver Road Extension, Gainesville, GA 30504
New Holland Core Knowledge Academy 770.287.1095 770.718.9935
170 Barn Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
Gainesville Middle School 770.534.4237 770.287.2022
1581 Community Way, Gainesville, GA 30501
Gainesville High School 770.536.4441 770.287.2031
830 Century Place, Gainesville, GA 30501
Wood's Mill Academy 770.287.2021
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
The International Center 770.536.0081 770.536.6771
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
Wood's Mill Learning Academy 770.287.8751 770.287.8639
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
Daycare 770.287.2024 770.287.2025
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
Maintenance & Bus Shop 770.536.8312 770.287.2008
816 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501