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Mrs. Vesta Colvin
Hello ICA & Griscom Family, Friends, & Community Members!
My name is Mrs. Colvin. I am the School Counselor for Nottingham High School, ICA, and Griscom Alternative Schools. I was born & cultivated in St. Louis, Missouri. I am a product of the Saint Louis Public School Magnet Program. As the first graduating class from Gateway STEM (formerly known as Gateway Institute of Technology-we choose that nameJ) in 1993. I remained in Saint Louis, Mo. and attended St. Louis University, where I earned my B.A. in psychology in 1999. I returned to school at Lindenwood University in 2011 to complete my Masters of Art (M.A.) in Counseling, where I graduated top of my class in 2013. I am a certified School Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have over 15 years’ experience as a Department of Mental Health-Division of Developmental Disabilities Case Manager I/II/III & Habilitation Specialist II. This afforded me the opportunity to work closely in the community with adults, children, and their families who had been diagnosed with autism, down syndrome, among other intellectual challenges. I also have experience working with individuals (children & adults) who struggle with substance abuse, suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I hope with all of my experience I can help to empower our scholars with the socio-emotional tools that will afford each scholar the opportunity to be successful academically, socially, emotionally and career development. I hope to help prepare them for the world of college, work force, and/or enlistment, or whatever they choose to do in life through the collaboration with you, the parents, community members, fellow administrators & teachers. I look forward to serving this community.
My school assignments are as follows:
Mondays/Friday: Innovative Concepts Academy (ICA)
Tuesday/Wednesday: Nottingham CAJT High School
Office Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm
“It is okay to not be okay, sometimes, just don’t stay there”