Sarah Christman, Executive Director & Co-Founder

 

When I began my career in education I started with the youngest age group, preschool. I knew then, and now, how vital and meaningful this foundation was and felt it would be a place to make a positive impact. Little did I know when I found my way to this community years ago what an opportunity for impact I was walking into. As a Co-Founder of The Soulard School, I am delighted every day to see all that we have become, together. It has been an educator's dream to be a part of building a school that has layers of community, integrated curriculum and innovative approaches. I value the relationships built in our close community of students, staff and parents and know what we are accomplishing reaches well beyond our school.

I have two very wordy degrees, a Bachelors degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus on Children in Group Settings from the University of Missouri, Columbia. I continued on at Webster University and completed a Masters in the Arts of Teaching with an emphasis on Children's Creative Expression (phew!). During my Masters work I was able to explore my love of art and found ways to pass on my learning to students in the classroom. This experience gave me the foundation to help develop The Soulard School's creative side and embrace arts integration. Outside of school I enjoy going to art openings and exhibits, bragging about my husband Paul’s amazing photography and walking the cutest pug in the world, Stella.

Contact: sarah.christman@soulardschool.org