Child Nutrition Director
Karen Albrecht has served as Child Nutrition Director of Hancock County School District since 2014. Karen holds a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Southern Mississippi. Karen has been trained in properly preparing and handling food, she is Serve-Safe certified, and receives annual Level II Administration certification from the Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Child Nutrition.
Karen is committed to planning high quality meals to enhance student nutrition with the resources available and to making sure no child goes hungry. Her passion for child nutrition continued through the many challenges faced during the pandemic to make sure children continued to have nutrition meals available. Karen has built a wonderful Child Nutrition team and appreciates working with each team member within the cafeterias.
Karen values the opportunity to empower students to lead healthy lifestyles both at school and at home as well as influencing the well-being of future generations. Each day she is committed to ensuring the students of Hancock County receive healthy meals to help their minds and body grow.
Outside of work, Karen enjoys spending time with her husband, Paul and six-year-old son, Tucker. She loves watching Tucker do what he loves as he grows up within the HAWK family. You can catch her mostly relaxing on the Jourdan River and ‘glamping’. Karen is always up for going to a restaurant and trying something new.