Monica Watson, Culinary Arts & Nutrition Teacher

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” -Virginia Woolf

Finding my way to the Soulard School five years ago felt like destiny. I’m thrilled to have an opportunity to do what I love. Working in a supportive school community allows me to combine my two passions, children and food. I’m committed to educating kids on how to make healthy choices for life. I believe nutrition plays an extremely important role in developing whole children. I have spent the past ten years working with this purpose by improving nutritional standards for young children in school settings and working for a farm-to-school lunch program.

I have a degree in Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts. I began working many years ago in restaurants and catering. After spending time at home with my children, I returned to find my focus nurturing kids with food and empowering them with food knowledge.

Our family began in Chicago before relocating to St. Louis. My husband and I have two sons and a daughter who have all graduated from college and are spread across the country. In my free time you’ll find me running, spinning or on walks with my husband.