Degrees and Certifications:

Jessica Reilly, MOT, OTR/L

I have been an Occupational Therapist at Buder since 2015. I also travel to a few other schools in the district throughout the week, but most of my kiddos are here at Buder. I graduated from Saint Louis University with my Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Science and a Master’s degree in Occupational therapy.

I’ve lived in St. Louis my entire life and I absolutely love this city! I am a die-hard Blues and Cardinals fan! I have an 8-year-old son named Patrick and a 2 year old beagle named Ruby that keep me on my toes. I’ve probably showed your children many videos of my crazy pup!

I got into Occupational Therapy because I have a cousin (who is now 20 years old!) who has Autism. I remember when he was little and seeing his therapists come to the house and play with him and help him become more independent, more vocal, and more social. I knew, nearly 20 years ago, that that is what I wanted to do. I saw how he grew and thrived because of the help of his therapists and I knew I wanted to do the same for other children. To help them grow into the best people they can be and give them and their families hope for the future, confidence in their abilities, and the tools to continue to succeed.