Meet Our Staff

  • Office Staff

    Chris Bomberger SNS
    Laura Brown
    Laura Brown
    Laura Brown received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Woman's University.  She has achieved a Level 5 Certification from the Texas Association for School Nutrition.  Laura has been part of the Denton ISD Child Nutrition department for 37 years.  Laura manages the meal application process, hires and places employees, and assists with equipment purchasing.
    Norma Castillo
    Norma Castillo
    Norma Castillo received her Commercial Secretaries diploma in Guatemala, City, Guatamala, Central America.  She moved to the United States of America in 1987 and held manufacturing positions in assembly, quality control and production.  From 2000 to 2005, Norma was a cafeteria assistant for the Val Verde Unified School District in California.  From 2005 to 2011, she was a cafeteria manager for both Savannah Elementary and Paloma Creek Elementary schools in the Denton ISD.  Norma has been a Child Nutrition Clerk for the past 6 years.  She manages department payroll responsibilities, and she greets visitors with a friendly smile. 
    Jennifer Garrett
    Jennifer Garrett
    Field Supervisor
    Jennifer Garrett is currently enrolled at Sam Houston State University where she is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Business Management. Her previous work experience includes working in the medical field for 10 years as a medical biller and coder. Jennifer joined the Child Nutrition Department as an Accounts Payable Specialist in the 2014-2015 school year. She actively oversees food service operations for 3 Secondary schools, 8 Elementary schools, and 2 Pre-K schools.
    Debbie Leonardi Debbie Leonardi
    Computer Support Specialist
    Debbie Leonardi received an Associate's Degree in Business Administration from North Central Texas College.  She has worked in the Denton ISD for 18 years.  Debbie started as a Special Education Aide for Houston Elementary school.  She continued working for the district as a Campus Technician, first for McMath Middle school then for Guyer High school.  Debbie has been with the Child Nutrition department for 4 years.  She oversees all of the department's technology needs and provides IT support to the cafeteria managers.
    Bev Martin Bev Martin
    Bev Martin received her Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Le Tourneau University.  She has 20 years of experience in the field of accounting, 8 of which are with a public school system.  Bev has been the Child Nutrition Accountant in the Denton ISD for 9 years.  She manages accounts receivable and other financial matters for the Child Nutrition department.
     Mona Pickens Mona Pickens
    Operations Coordinator
    Mona Pickens received her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of North Texas.  Her previous work experiences include positions as flight attendant, systems engineer, pilot recruiter, bookkeeper, and substitute teacher for the Denton ISD.  Mona joined the Child Nutrition department in 2013-2014 as an Accounts Payable Specialist then later became a Field Supervisor. Her current role is Operations Coordinator.
    Liz Raftery
    Liz Raftery, RD, CPT        
    Nutrition Coordinator

    Liz Raftery received her Bachelor of Dietetics degree from the University of Kentucky.  She is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Personal Trainer.  Liz has 20 years of experience in the food service industry, and she has served as Director of Child Nutrition Programs for districts in Washington and Connecticut.  She has also spent part of her career in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor.  Liz is primarily responsible for menu planning, analysis, program compliance, and food allergy management.
    Grace Rodriguez Grace Rodriguez
    Administrative Assistant
    Grace Rodriguez received her education at Houston Community College.  She began working for the Denton ISD in 1998 as a cafeteria specialist then took a position as the office receptionist at Evers Elementary school. Grace returned to the Child Nutrition department in 2006. She assists with the meal application program and various other duties.
    Paula Seymour
    Paula Seymour
    Field Supervisor
    Paula Seymour received her Bachelor of Science degree in Administrative and Clinical Dietetics from Northern Michigan University.  She is a member of the Texas Association for School Nutrition (TASN) and is a Certified Food Safety Manager.  Paula has been working in the Denton ISD Child Nutrition department for 19 years.  She actively oversees food service operations for 3 Secondary schools and 9 Elementary schools.
    Debbie Signor Debbie Signor
    Field Supervisor
    Debbie Signor received her Master of Arts degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from Pacific Oaks College in California.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College and her Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Development from Moorpark College, both in California.  Over the past 35 years, Debbie has held positions in the field of Human Development including Preschool Director, Counseling and Play Therapist, and K-12 Principal.  Debbie has been a Field Supervisor in the Denton ISD for 7 years.  She actively oversees food service operations for 5 Secondary schools and 7 Elementary schools.