My name is Ken Buchholz. I am the Assistant Director for the Casa Dia Montessori on Watson Road. I live in Jefferson County about 12 miles away from the school. I began working at this school on July 9, 2001 shortly after it became licensed. I received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Missouri St. Louis in 1972. I started my career working for the Missouri Department of Social Services were I was employed for twenty-seven and one half years before I retired on July 1, 2001.
The last 18 years of my employment involved inspecting and licensing child care centers and homes in the St. Louis area. My last 5 years working with the State I supervised a team of 8 Child Cared Specialists who visited licensed and unlicensed facilities. When you visit the school to drop off or pick up your children, you will see me at the front desk where I spend the majority of my time. I keep track of the payments you make for your child and help you when a mistake is made on your account. I receive and respond to emails that parents send to the school. I do the grocery shopping to buy fresh fruits and vegetables that we serve each day.