5th Grade Classrooms

  • Jill Bluhm Jill Bluhm
    bluhmj@ritenourschools.org

    Hi, my name is Mrs. Bluhm.  I am very excited about my fourth year teaching fifth grade!  I taught fourth grade for three years before moving up to be a fifth grade teacher.

     I have my Educational Specialist Degree in the Department of Educational, School & Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Mental Health Practices in Schools from Mizzou.  I also have my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Greenville College.

     I have been married to my husband, Adam, for 13 years and we have two amazing daughters.  Our family also brought in a new family member during quarantine, Archie.  He is a Golden Retriever and Golden Doodle Mix with a lot of energy.

     Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to working together with you and your child to have a successful year! 

    “When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning; children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more.” – Anne Henderson


    Maggie Carthen Maggie Carthen
    carthenm@ritenourschools.org

    Ms. Margaret (Maggie) Carthen will be joining the fifth grade team. She has been teaching at Our Lady of Lourdes for the past five years. Here are some interesting facts-
    Ms. Carthen played softball in college.
    She loves to read, especially historical fiction.
    Ms. Carthen and her mom have the same name, but the first and middle names are reversed (Margaret Mary and Mary Margaret).
    We are very happy to have Ms. Carthen join the Wyland team!


    Sydney Trusty Sydney Trusty
    trustys@ritenourschools.org

    Hello!! My name is Mrs. Trusty and this will be my fourth year teaching at Wyland as well as my fourth year teaching fifth grade! Before teaching fifth grade, I was a long term substitute at Wyland and Kratz! 

    I have my Masters in Education from UMSL and I am working on becoming STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) certified. 

    I have been married for a year and a half. My husband’s name is Brandon, and he works construction. We have a 2 ½ year old daughter, Addison. She is very silly and says the funniest things, I love to share stories with my students about her latest adventures. We also have two dogs. Bowzer is a hound mix and he is 12. Kevin is a labradoodle and he is 1, Addison and Kevin get into lots of trouble together! 

    I really enjoy anything outside, my family just moved out into the country and we are hoping to get chickens and goats here soon! We love going on hikes and exploring new areas! 

    I cannot wait to meet and work with you all soon!