Sarah Kate Buckles, Out of School Time Coordinator

This will be my fourth year as the Out of School Time Coordinator. Aftercare and Clubs are my domain during the school year. I support Nursery and Pre-k during the day, and I’m Camp Director of our summer program as well.

I joined the ranks of Alumni Parents this year; and when my son received his Soulard Star, he joked that he was graduating, but I was being held back. I prefer to think of it as holding down the fort.

My background is very diverse. I have a degree in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, but I spent ten years working with not-for-profits in many different capacities. I've been a roller derby league president, a booker for an all-ages nightclub and art gallery, and a grocery co-op manager. I have worked as a caterer, a camp counselor, and a restaurateur. All these different jobs have given me an appreciation for the ever-evolving organism that is the city of St. Louis and a strong drive to be involved in changing this city for the better and helping bring colorful and exciting events to the community.

I live in Fox Park with my husband Matt Thenhaus, our son Joss, and a flow of houseguests and visitors. We travel every chance we get and often host friends and family visiting from all over the world. You can also find me on Cherokee Street divining the future at The Fortune Teller Bar, the fine local watering hole my husband owns.

Contact: sarahkate.buckles@soulardschool.org