• Vashon High School

Phone: (314) 533-9487


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor Recreation and Leisure studies 2003 Master of Education 2011 Teacher certification 2011 current Master of licensed professional counselor course work completed

Mr. Jelani Bush


Parents and Students,

I want to introduce myself and give you a few notes about me and my life. I was born and raised in St. Louis and I attended Saint Louis Public Schools from KG to 6th grade. I was a student at Herzog Elementary and attended 6th grade at King Middle. I was then sent off to Kirkwood school were I graudauted.  During my time as a youth I played sports all the way through high school. I played football, bassketball and track & field. In playing sports is I where found that I enjoyed learning lessons of life through disicpline, critcal thinking and teachable momments. I attended St. Louis Community College Forest Park campus, then Missouri State University in Springfield, MO where I earned a Bachelor's Degree and then completed a Master's Degree in Education at Lindenwood University St. Charles campus. I also have completed course work for a Licensed Professional Counselor earning another Master's Degree. 

I am married with 3 kids. My wife Amanda is a teacher in Ritenour. Are kids, Julian 12, Jaxon 8 and Quincy 2 year old. We love having a lot of family time and driving to see family in various parts of the country. I myself enjoy coaching football and track. I currently coach football at Franics Howell High School, and track at Metro classical High School. As you can see with a young family we stay busy and as a family man I enjoy watching my  two oldest play football and basketball. 

I have held lots of jobs all over the years. As a teen I worked fast food, Six Flags and car wash. During college I did some of the same jobs but all jobs while going throuhgh college have been jobs related to teaching and working with kids. I enjoy working with kids becasue it keeps me young at heart and I am also to give them teachable moments in life as welli as learning tools in the classroom. My current position at Vashon High School is a PE and Health teacher. In my roll I try to give students information that wil help them make better choices for their lives when comes to health & wellness and to enjoy phyiscal activity. 

I also have worked for Mizzou University Columbia, MO where I traveled doing Pre-Empoyment transition work to help students with job skills, job knowledge, career options and peer mentoring. In that role I was able to still provide students with opportunites on how to find options in life that fit best with their skills, wants and dreams of the type of life they desire.

Office hours are Monday thru  Friday from 10am to 12pm

email all questions and concerns to jelani.bush@slps.org    

All emails will be answered within 24 hours or sooner

 In closing I am available for any questions or concerns please contact me at your convience 

Thank You 

Jelani Bush 

Vashon Hgh School

314 533-9487