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Department Contact Information

Amherst Pelham Regional School District ARPS
170 Chestnut Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Phone: 413-362-1839
Staff Photo Name: Michael Gallo O'Connell
Title: School Nutrition Director
Phone: 413-362-1839

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Staff Photo Name: Karey Mortimer
Title: School Nutrition Bookkeeper
Phone: 413-362-1826

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Staff Photo Name: Bianca Butler
Title: Manager Amherst Regional High School
Phone: 413-362-1760

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Staff Photo Name: Diane Tower
Title: Manager Amherst Regional Middle School
Phone: 413-362-1827

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Staff Photo Name: Cyndi Rhodes
Title: Manager Crocker Farm Elementary
Phone: 413-362-1637

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Staff Photo Name: Donna Baker
Title: Manager Fort River Elementary
Phone: 413-362-1223

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Staff Photo Name: Maggie Coffey
Title: Manager Wildwood Elementary
Phone: 413-362-1419

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Join Our Team!

Looking for a Part-Time or On-Call job that allows you to be at home when your family needs you there? Join our team in a School Kitchen. Please call for more information!

spaghetti-dinner imageKitchen Staff 

Part-Time, Paid Positions Available

The Nutrition Department is looking for substitutes for kitchen staff

These positions vary from 2 - 5 hours/day
For more information, please contact Michael Gallo O'Connell at 413-362-1826 or [email protected]
Please download and complete our substitute application and e-mail it to [email protected], or, contact our HR department if you have any questions. Thank you!


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Student Volunteers/ College Interns

We are always excited to meet students with a passion for food, whether that's cooking, farming, or simply eating quality meals! If you want to work on a project related to school food, farm to school, or even get some hands-on experience in the kitchens, we'd love to hear from you! We also need students who can give us feedback on our meals and help us improve the offerings to match what you and other students are looking for. You can help us create a school food program that works for you.

Please email our Assistant Director, Julia Burdick at b[email protected] to discuss opportunities.