Meet the Staff

James Trower, SNS
Supervisor of Nutrition Services

James is a 1975 Dover High School graduate. In 1978 he joined the Navy and retired in 1996 as a Navy Chief Petty Officer. James holds a Bachelor's of Science from Wilmington University in Behavioral Science and a minor in Public Administration. In May of 1996, he was hired as a cafeteria manager at East Dover Elementary School. During his time in the schools, he was also a manager at South Dover Elementary and William Henry Middle Schools. In 2008, James was promoted to Supervisor of Child Nutrition Services. He has Level 3 Certification and a School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) credential from the School Nutrition Association.

Penny Westergren
Financial Coordinator

Penny has worked in Child Nutrition Services for 18 years. She began as a part-time general worker and quickly moved up the ranks to the position of cafeteria manager. Penny managed several other schools before coming to the district office as the Financial Coordinator.

Mary Robinson
Child Nutrition Secretary

Mary was born and raised in Delaware and is a graduate of Smyrna High School. Mary has worked for Capital School District since September 2014. Prior to joining the Capital family, Mary had worked in various secretarial positions for the State of Delaware, accumulating more than 24 years of experience.

Nicola Boyle RD, LDN
Nutrition Specialist, Registered Dietitian

Nicola is a graduate of Delaware State University where she received her Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and completed her Dietetic internship. She joined Capital School District in 2019, and her main job duties are menu planning and handling special diets. Nicola is a member of the School Nutrition Association and has Level 4 Certification. 

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