Degrees and Certifications:

Office Hours: 9:50 - 11:05 (A/B Days) Lunch: 12:05-12:35 Social Studies Department Chair EdD Educational Leadership MA History MA Gifted Education National Board Certified Social Studies 6-12

Dr. Deborah (Debbie) Schmidt

Meet Dr. Schmidt

I am excited to be begin my 26th year in SLPS and my 5th year here at McKinley! 


  • 7th Grade Pre-AP American History Colonization – 1877
  • 8th Grade Elective – Introduction to Law



  • Traveling – I’ve been to over 20 different countries, but 2 of them are no longer countries.
  • Reading – Science Fiction / Horror Fiction / Historical Fiction. My favorite author is Neil Gaiman
  • Food – Baking, experimental cooking, watching shows about food, and trying different cuisines.


Although I have lived in several different places (Chicago, IL, Osage, IA, Gillette, WY to name a few) St. Louis is the place I call home.  In fact, I live just under a mile from McKinley so you may see me walking to and from school or walking my dog (Woody) around the neighborhood.

Me in Washington, D.C.
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