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!

    Kristina MuellerKristina Mueller

    Welcome to second grade! My name is Kristina Mueller and this is my second year at Buder and being a part of the amazing Ritenour family! I stared my education journey in 2017 with the Arhdiocese and then was in Pattonville from 2018-2021. In 2022, I received my Masters in the Arts of Teaching from Fontbonne University. I have a background in theatre performance and production, so read alouds and spirit days are always a good time in Room 107! I cannot wait to get this year started with so many bright and talented little scholars. 

    StumpeMelanie Stumpe

    Welcome to second grade! My name is Melanie Stumpe, I received my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education/Special Education at UMSL this past May, making this my first year as a teacher. I am thrilled to be a part of the Buder family! In my free time, I love to hang out with my dog, read, and enjoy the outdoors.  My goal is to encourage a passion for learning in all of my students! Here's to an amazing school year!