Sarah Webler Graduated from STA 2001
Bishop Chatard High School
Indiana University- Bloomington
Where do you live now: Indianapolis, IN
What have you been up to since STA? After graduating from IU in 2009, I moved back to Indianapolis and began nanning for a wonderful family, who are now very close friends. “My Babies” as I refer to them, taught me life lessons that shape who I am today. They taught me patience, family dynamics, tricks (Gum in the hair? Peanut butter. Crayon on wall? WD-40. Remove Sharpie? Highlighter.), but most of all they taught me what love really is. I spent three years as their “Chersha” and am confident I would give Mary Poppins a run for her money to this day.
In 2012, I took the plunge from being responsible for 2 kiddos to being responsible for over 200 kiddos, when I took a position as the Unit Director at the Boys & Girls Club in Zionsville. I am in charge of the overall management of the Club West including the coordination and implementations of programming, supervising and leading personnel, facility management, administration, and establishing and maintaining school and community collaborations. I love my job because it is different every day. It provides me with the opportunity to be creative and to try new things, meet new people, work on projects, and to continually stretch myself in doing things I’m not always comfortable doing. The best part of my job is seeing the positive changes in the kids I work with everyday and the impact such a great organization can make on a community. .
Please tell us about your family. While I am still waiting for Prince Charming, he is likely to find me at Café Patachou on any given Saturday or Sunday, dining with my Mom, who lives in the area. My dad passed away in 2005. I have a twin brother, Stephen and older brother, Harry. Both of my brothers are STA alumni and live in Indianapolis.
What is your favorite STA memory? I have so many fantastic memories from STA, it is impossible to have one. A few stand out memories from STA are:
-Washington DC trip in 8th grade
– Camp Tecumseh in 7th grade
-Teddy Bear Picnic in 2nd grade
-Annual STA Halloween Party, Sock Hop, and Talent Show
-CYO Sports- kickball, volleyball, and basketball
– Playing BINGO and coloring pictures with the senior citizens at Caring Place
-Science Fair, Invention Convention, Engineering Challenge, and Bridge Building Competition
What do you like to do in your spare time? In my spare time I enjoy staying active, traveling and spending time with my family and friends. I coach girls and boys basketball at STA. I coach volleyball and t-ball. I play tennis and even play in adult kickball, dodge ball and shuffleboard leagues.
What words of advice would you offer a current STA student?
-Hold the door.
-Be kind to everyone. Go out of your way to help others. People will always remember what you did for them and how you made them feel.
-“Please” and “Thank You” are still magic words.
-Share you seat, your ball, and your friends with the new kid.