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3rd Grade Classrooms

Josie Chapman

Greetings, I am Josie Chapman and I am thrilled to embark on my first year teaching at Buder Elementary! My extensive experience serving as a Math Interventionist and Paraprofessional for in Pattonville School district has provided me with creative strategies to captivate students by immersing them in authentic learning situations. My zeal for teaching extends beyond the confines of the classroom,. I have served as a basketball coach, after school club sponsor; implementing clubs such as chess, Black History studies, Wonder Women empowerment, and basic crocheting. I take pleasure in establishing meaningful connections with my students, serving as a mentor, offering a sympathetic ear, and cultivating a supportive classroom environment. Motivating students to reach their potential is an endeavor that brings me immense joy. In my free time, I enjoy decorating my home, reading historical literature, traveling, and watching Marvel and Disney movies with my children.  

Audrey Griffiths

My name is Audrey Griffiths and this 2023-2024 school year will be my very first year at Buder! My classroom goals are to learn positivity and respect for each other daily. If we can learn from each other everyday then we can become better people everyday! When I'm not at school you will definitely find me with my dogs playing in a park somewhere. Treats and snacks aren't just my dog's favorite things, they're mine as well, so I am always open to new suggestions for places to eat. I am so excited to be a part of the Buder family and start this school year with you!

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.



Kim Zayas-Scott

Hello!  My name is Kim Zayas-Scott.  I have been teaching at Buder for the last 6 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.