3rd Grade Classrooms

  • Lewis_Julie Julie Lewis

    Hello!  My name is Julie Lewis.  I am so excited to begin my 19th year teaching and my 5th year at Buder!  I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade.  Third grade is an exciting and challenging year because of the many new skills and concepts introduced.  

    I am married and have two children, Annabelle and Jack.  In my free time I love to read, spend time outside with my family, and hang out at our lake.  I have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Elementary Administration and in Teaching English as a Second Language.

    Suterhland Mary Sutherland

    Hello! My name is Ms. Sutherland. I have been a resident of Saint Louis, Missouri all of my life. One of my greatest accomplishments is becoming an educator. I take great pride and joy in being able to work with young people. Children are precious gifts. I am honored to be able to influence lives in a positive way and make lasting impressions like those that my second-grade teacher did for me. I am a proud aunt of six. I love my nieces and nephews as my own. I enjoy spending time with my family. Two of my favorite hobbies are karaoke and bowling.


    Zayas-Scott Kim Zayas-Scott

    Hello!  My name is Kim Zayas-Scott.  I have been teaching at Buder for the last 5 years and am excited to be teaching third grade.  In the past, I lived in Arizona where I taught 5th grade, 6th grade, and 6th/7th grade special ed. 

    I have two daughters named Amanda and Marisa. I also have two dogs named Cooper and Layla. In my free time, I love to hike, camp, read, spend time with my family, and ride bicycles.  I have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education and a Master’s degree in Educational Technology. 

    I am looking forward to this school year!

    Kelsey SwaggartKelsey Swaggart

    My name is Kelsey Swaggart, and I am excited to be a Buder Bobcat! I am from Kansas City, MO and I got my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Mizzou and my Master's Degree in Trauma-Informed Education from Columbia College, SC. I have previously taught 5th, 4th and 3rd grades. I am an advocate for trauma-informed education. It is important for a school to be a place where students feel safe. Trauma-informed teaching looks like kids feeling safe in their learning environment, developing strong and supportive relationships, and learning self regulation skills. About me personally, I was born in China, adopted and raised in KC, and moved to STL to be with my partner of 7 plus years, who is an engineer. He and I have two cats Chip and Guac and in my free time, I enjoy working out, watching TV, and playing computer games.