Speaker Details: Jessica Shelly

Jessica Shelly

Director of Food Services, Cincinnati Public Schools


Jessica Shelly is the Director of Food Services for Cincinnati Public Schools. She is responsible for overseeing the service of over 60,000 meals each day at 63 schools. She has received many accolades for her dedication and work in school meal programs including the Ohio Department of Education Stellar Nutrition Award, Ohio School Board Outstanding Food and Nutrition Director of the Year, FAME Silver Rising Star Award, Children’s Hunger Alliance School Breakfast Program of the Year Award, Cincinnatus Association Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award, United Fresh Produce Excellence in Foodservice Award, Food Service Director Magazine’s Director of the Month, and Center for Disease Control Communities Putting Prevention to Work Champion. Before joining the school district, Jessica worked in local health department jurisdictions for ten years. Most recently, she was a Senior Registered Environmental Health Specialist for the Cincinnati Health Department. Jessica’s undergraduate degree in Zoology is from Miami University. She graduated summa cum laude with her MBA in Management, International Business, and Marketing from the University of Cincinnati and was honored as the Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year.