Sass inducted into education foundation Hall of Fame

Apr 02, 2014
Photo by: Donated Ruth Sass

Ruth Nichols Sass, of Haywood County, was inducted into the Henderson County Education Foundation’s Hall of Fame on March 20 at the Hendersonville Country Club.

The Henderson County Education Foundation Hall of Fame honors those individuals who have demonstrated measureable influence or made significant contributions to the growth and development of education in Henderson County.

Sass was the first child nutrition director in Henderson County and Hendersonville City Schools. She supervised a joint city-county child nutrition program that served as a successful example of combining operations leading to the 1993 full-scale merger of the two systems.

She centralized the child nutrition operation by coordinating menus and purchasing and assuring that meals were nutritionally adequate and in compliance with USDA guidelines.

Sass is a graduate of Waynesville Township High School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Berea College, in Kentucky. She did graduate work at Western Michigan State and Western Carolina University.

Sass lived in Clyde and commuted to Hendersonville for 23 years. She is the wife of Nicoly Sass, now deceased, and the mother of Eldon, Dennis and Tim Sass. She has five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.