1st Grade Classrooms

  • Suzy Burkhalter Suzy Burkhalter
    burkhalters@ritenourschools.org

    This year will be my 27th year of teaching at Wyland
    I have 2 daughters Mary 19, is a student at Washington University and Abby, 16 is a student at Parkway South
    I have an French Bulldog puppy named Oliver and a cat named Oreo
    I love Cardinals baseball
    I am looking forward to meeting all my new students this year!



    Brianna Cooper Brianna Cooper
    cooperb@ritenourschools.org

    Ms. Brianna Cooper will be joining our first grade team. She has been teaching third grade in the Columbia School District.
    Ms. Cooper has a German Shepard. Her nephew named her Watermelon, and she goes by “Mellie”. She also has a leopard gecko named Hedwig.
    Ms. Cooper is obsessed with Mountain Dew and hot sauce.
    She is allergic to all fruit. 😞
    Ms. Cooper is excited to be a part of the Wyland family and community!


    Samanthat Hausl Samantha Hausl
    hausls@ritenourschools.org

    Ms. Samantha (Sam) Hausl will be joining our first grade team.
    Ms. Hausl is from Elgin, Illinois, which is a suburb of Chicago.
    She has a fraternal twin sister.
    She played collegiate softball at Maryville University in St. Louis.
    Ms. Hausl did a practicum at Wyland, and she is excited to be joining the Wyland Family.


    Kaylie Steckel Kaylie Steckel
    steckelk@ritenourschools.org

    Ms. Kaylie Steckel will be joining the first grade team. She has been a first grade teacher in St. Louis Public Schools.
    She has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently working on her Educational Specialist Degree at Lindenwood.
    Ms. Steckel enjoys spending time with her niece, Ella.
    She loves to travel. Some of the places she has been to are The Netherlands, Italy, South Africa, and Mexico.
    Ms. Steckel did a practicum at Wyland, and she is a excited to join the Wyland family.