Phone: 314.231.7284


Degrees and Certifications:

Doctor of Education - Educational Leadership, St. Louis University Master of Arts - Education, University of Missouri St. Louis Master of Arts - History, University of Pittsburgh Bachelor of Arts - History, Rhodes College

Dr. Deborah Rogers

Welcome to Patrick Henry Downtown Academy! 

I have been the proud Principal of Patrick Henry since 2019, and I have been in St. Louis Public Schools since 2010. I began my career at Gateway Middle School as an English Language Arts teacher, and I spent seven years teaching. While I was teaching, I was also studying and learning so I could earn my Masters in Teaching from University of Missouri St. Louis, and my Doctorate in Educational Leadership from St. Louis University. I was named the Educator of the Year for St. Louis Public Schools in 2017, and it was such an incredible honor! In 2017, I transitioned to Assistant Principal of Washington Montessori Elementary. I was an Assistant Principal for two years, and then in 2019, I became the Principal of Patrick Henry Elementary. In 2022, I was awarded the Principal of the Year for St. Louis Public Schools, and it was a wonderful recognition to receive. I am so proud of what we accomplish every day at Patrick Henry, and I know that this is a magical place to work, learn, and serve.

One of the most important aspects of school leadership is partnership with our families and our local businesses and non-profits. I update our school community regularly through phone, email, and website communications. Take a look at the principal's blog, The Patrick Henry Post, where we will be sharing the accomplishments of students and staff. Our first edition is a brief introduction to me, but I encourage you to take a look at all of the posts from the past school year to see what we are all about at Patrick Henry! Please email me or call the school to set up an appointment if you'd like to meet me in person or virtually:, 314.231.7284.

Thank you for choosing St. Louis Public Schools and Patrick Henry Downtown Academy for your child's education. Our mission is to equip all students with the academic skills, scholarly habits, and character traits necessary to be successful in college or the career of their choice. We promise to pursue this mission for every child who comes through our doors every day. Thank you for partnering with us!

The Patrick Henry Post Blog Entries, 2021-2022 School Year:

May 20:

May 13:

May 6, Special Edition for Educator Appreciation Week:

May 1, Special Edition: Delta Sigma Theta Event:

April 29:

April 15:

April 8:

March 17, Special Edition for 3rd Quarter Highlights:

March 11:

March 4:

February 25, Special Edition for Black History Month Talent Show:

February 18:

February 11:

February 4:

January 28:

January 21:

January 14, Special Edition for Martin Luther King, Jr:

January 7:

December 21:

December 10:

December 3:

November 19:

November 5:

October 29:

October 21:

October 14:

October 8:

October 1:

September 24:

Septembr 17:

September 10:

September 3:

August 27: 

August 23: (Special Edition: First Day of School)

August 20: (Back to school, Teacher's Edition)

You can find all Patrick Henry Posts from the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years by clicking HERE.