Degrees and Certifications:

MSW, Master in Social Work St. Louis University BA, Psychology major and minor Business Administration Washington University

Mrs. Teresa Gillespie, LMSW School Social Worker



I am happy to be your school social worker and assist students and families at Woerner School on Tuesday, Wednesday and alternate Fridays at 314-481-8585 ext. 38522 or email (

I have worked at many schools since beginning my SLPS career 29 years ago and I have worked as a school social worker for 21 years. My husband, our 4 adult children and I are proud alumni of SLPS. I attended Ashland and Academy of Math & Science high school and my husband attended Washington and Sumner. We have been happily married for 35 years with our 2 adult sons and 2 adult daughters. I graduated from St. Louis University with a Master in Social Work and I graduated from Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts, Psychology major and minor in Business Administration.

I assist and link students and families to community resources. I strive to support, motivate, encourage and enhance students' LOVE OF LEARNING, to help students be excited to attend school regularly, to assist students with their social-emotional needs, to promote student academic success and to help prepare students achieve their future goals.

As we work together to remain safe and healthy, we will get through these challenging times. Call or email me for assistance. 

SLPS Social and Emotional Support Hotline for Students/Parents: call 314-345-6900 or email

Social and Economic Resources for Families: