Hanlin accepts top school nutrition spot in Cobb

Emily Hanlin

Emily Hanlin, school nutrition director for the Douglas County School System, has accepted the position of executive director of food and nutrition for the Cobb County School District.

Hanlin, who has served as school nutrition director in Douglas County for the past three years, will start her new position in Cobb County at the end of September.

The move will be a homecoming for Hanlin, as she began her school nutrition career in Cobb County 10 years ago.

The Cobb County School District is the second largest school system in Georgia and the 23rd largest in the nation. It serves nearly 113,000 students from 112 schools.

"This is not a decision I made lightly," said Hanlin. "I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with fantastic people in this great Douglas County School System organization. While I am looking forward to new growth opportunities in Cobb, I will miss working day to day with the administration and school nutrition team to provide high quality meals to the students of the Douglas County School System."

The application and interview process will begin soon to find a qualified candidate to fill the vacancy in Douglas County, according to a spokesperson with the school system.

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