• Dear Parents and Guardians,
       My name is Debra D. Irons El. I am privileged to serve as the Family and Community Specialist (FCS) for Innovative Concept Academy (ICA) and Grissom School. My primary responsibilities are to implement programs and activities that will assist parents in the education their child and ensure District and State compliance in parental involvement. Parents/guardians are integral - and I along with the principal of ICA and Grissom, Dr. Michael Triplett, encourage you to be actively involved as full partners in your child's education.
       I have worked for the District and several communities as an organizer, consultant, program facilitator, implementation coordinator, and a community advocate for children, women and families for over 18 years. Working with community and government agencies has afforded me opportunities to share on-going communication and assistance with parents/guardians that affect their child's education, home, and employability.
       Families matters. Your involvement and support is critical to the success of your child. High and middle school students need as much if not more support to graduate and go on to college. During the time of your child's enrollment at ICA we will do all we can to ensure his/her successful stay and transition to higher learning.
       We look forward to meeting and working with you. My hours are Monday-Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Of course, if your schedule does not permit you to visit during regular work hours I will be glad to make an appointment for an earlier or later time.  I can be reached at (314) 231-7738 Ext. 571. My email address is debra.ironsel@slps.org.
    Thank you.