Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Rachel Russ

Hello and welcome! My name is Ms. Russ and I am part of the amazing ESOL team at Buder Elementary. I have a Bachelors of Education from Loyola University in Chicago with minors in ESOL, history, and science. This is my ninth year of teaching but my first year at Buder--I previously taught in Chicago and Los Angeles. I grew up in St. Louis and am thrilled to be back! I have heard so many great things about the students and families at Buder and I am so excited to meet everyone. 

I hope this website will be a useful resource to you as we begin our virtual learning this year! Please feel free to email me at if you have any questions.