2nd Grade Classrooms

  • Forste Chelsea Forste

    Welcome! I am so glad you are here! My name is Mrs. Forste and this is my 11th year of teaching and my 8th year at Buder. I have taught a mix of first and second grade. I am married and have a 4 year old daughter named Carleigh, a newborn named Parker, and a dog named Maisy. In my free time, I love to cook, go on walks with my family and watch shows with my family. Fun fact: I am a huge Sci- Fi fan! 

    I believe that every child in my class deserves to learn and it is my job to help them reach their goals. This year we will become a family and I can’t wait to start working together with you!

    Katie HahnKatie Hahn

    Welcome to second grade! My name is Katie Hahn and I am so excited to get this year started. I am originally from Chicago, Illinois (I am a White Sox fan, don’t worry!) I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from Culver-Stockton College and I am in the process of finishing my Master's Degree at UMSL. This will be my fifth year teaching in the Ritenour School District and I absolutely love being a second-grade teacher. In my free time, I love to hang out with my two dogs, Opie and Nelly, read thrilling books, and cook for my friends and family. I can't wait to embark on this journey with you all!

    Nichols Kristen Poole

    I am very eager to start my 10th year of teaching! I have spent nine of those years working as a Buder Bobcat in third and second grade.  I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education at Mizzou (Go Tigers!) and completed my Masters in Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages this summer at Lindenwood University.  When I’m not at school, I enjoy gardening, kayaking, and being outdoors.  My husband and I have a French Bulldog named Russell, who keeps us busy!

    I can’t wait to get to know all of the new students in Room 102.  We will work hard and have an amazing year!


    Kaila Swanson

    Hello! My name is Kaila Swanson and I am so excited to join the Buder family! I absolutely LOVE teaching and have wanted to be a teacher since I was in second grade. I earned my bachelor's degree from UCM and my master's degree from Lindenwood. I am a certified reading specialist, so prepare to become master readers in my class! Outside of school, I enjoy swimming, bonfires, and watching Harry Potter movies. I can't wait to meet my new students and welcome everyone to a fantastic new school year!