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Super CATS Man was born out of the necessity to protect all students, especially the academically gifted.  He stands for justice, equality, and the right to be whoever you want to be.

Super CATS Man  
But a superhero can't be a superhero all the time.  He has a true identity and his is Michael Buist.  Mr. Buist lives in Queen Creek with his wife (Melissa), two daughters (Makenna 9 and Madelyn 6), a golden retriever (Murphy), and one Himalayan cat (Macy).  There's a theme here.
This will be Mr. Buist's 17th year of teaching and his tenth with gifted learners.  He taught 3rd, 5th, and 6th grades at Galveston, Tarwater, and Ryan.  He earned his BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan, his teaching certificate from Michigan State University, and his M Ed from Northern Arizona University.  Plus, he is certified by the State of Arizona to teach gifted students.
When Mr. Buist is not in his classroom, he's splashing in the pool with the girls (minus the dog and cat).  And if you can't find him at school or in the pool, he's out for a run, or editing videos or photographs.

If Mr. Buist can't help you, Super CATS Man is surely close by to help out.


  • KGA Remind Group
    Download the Remind app for iOS and Android devices and use class code @mrbuist for reminders from the KGA Team 5th Grade. Use class code @knoxg for reminders from Knox Gifted Academy.
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  • School Supply List
    Most of what your child will need is supplied by CUSD. However, if you'd like to donate items to the community, click here for a list.
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  • CUSD Bring Your Own Technology Policy
    If you would like your child to use a personal electronic device at school for educational purposes, please read and sign this document
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  • PTO Information
    Please visit the PTO webpage for information on how you can get involved!
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Last Modified on July 30, 2014