Phone: (314) 352-4343 Buder (314) 690-1481 Google Voice Phone


Degrees and Certifications:

Master's Ed. Curriculum and Instruction (Fontbonne University) Dance Certificate (K-12) Elementary Education Certificate (1-6 grade) M.F.A. in Dance (Florida State University) B.F.A. in Ballet & Modern Pedagogy (University of Oklahoma)

Mrs. Patricia Creek

This is my sixth year to be a part of the Buder family!  I am absolutely honored to be your child’s 3rd grade teacher. 

I grew up in St. Louis and I am the product of the public-school system, as well as state and private universities.  I received my Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Fontbonne University. Before coming to Buder, I taught in the Ritenour School District and in the Webster Groves School District. 

I have been married for twenty-nine years to my husband, Richard, and have two children, Michael and Emily.  Michael is 25 years old, a graduate of Missouri State University in Business, and one of the Goalkeepers for MLS team - St. Louis City.  He is married and his wife's name is Courtney.  Emily is 22 years old, a graduate of the University of Arkansas in Interior Architecture and works for CanonDesigns, here in St. Louis.  We also have a 12-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever, named Hope.  Richard and I enjoy riding motorcycles (yes, my own motorcycle - see my video), swimming, playing and walking with our dog, Hope, reading, and watching our kids continue to grow into young adults.  I am also an AVID college and professional sports fan.


Educational Philosphy

If you are not willing to learn, no one can make you.  If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you! ~Zig Ziglar~

I am only a part of a child's success.  I provide guidance for rigorous and hands-on learning. However, it is the community of teachers, administrators, parents and their child that allows the child to ultimately reach their fullest potential. 

It is my goal to foster a classroom community where students enjoy the journey of learning, feel safe to make mistakes, learn from them, accept and be responsible for learning, and accept perspectives of others to help each other grow academically and socially.  Having parental support and open lines of communication is an essential part of this success. 

As their teacher, I believe, though each child grows at a different pace and in different ways, each child can make growth and progress.


Room Number: 207

Subject(s): 3rd Grade 

Building Phone: (314) 352-4343

Google Voice Phone: (314) 690-1481


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