Phone: 314.231.7284

Email:

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: deborah.rogers@slps.org, 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: https://www.smore.com/z416j

May 13: https://www.smore.com/1f3wm

May 6, Special Edition for Educator Appreciation Week: https://www.smore.com/5ptk2

May 1, Special Edition: Delta Sigma Theta Event: https://www.smore.com/4ze80

April 29: https://www.smore.com/ubzsw

April 15: https://www.smore.com/mg4ka

April 8: https://www.smore.com/1mrnj

March 17, Special Edition for 3rd Quarter Highlights: https://www.smore.com/gyrnc

March 11: https://www.smore.com/y30km

March 4: https://www.smore.com/w359c

February 25, Special Edition for Black History Month Talent Show: https://www.smore.com/kmx7h

February 18: https://www.smore.com/3kags

February 11: https://www.smore.com/nazg9

February 4: https://www.smore.com/dckqh

January 28: https://www.smore.com/qxszj

January 21: https://www.smore.com/17fcg

January 14, Special Edition for Martin Luther King, Jr: https://www.smore.com/ubdn2

January 7: https://www.smore.com/yw15u

December 21: https://www.smore.com/hy78e

December 10: https://www.smore.com/z3f01

December 3: https://www.smore.com/pb29k

November 19: https://www.smore.com/p8d2t

November 5: https://www.smore.com/9s70y

October 29: https://www.smore.com/g4vpm

October 21: https://www.smore.com/8cakz

October 14: https://www.smore.com/zdqtj

October 8: https://www.smore.com/pdm4w

October 1: https://www.smore.com/5y3tf

September 24: https://www.smore.com/hm893

Septembr 17: https://www.smore.com/07vfd

September 10: https://www.smore.com/u14jz

September 3: https://www.smore.com/sfk1j

August 27: https://www.smore.com/qt4xb 

August 23: https://www.smore.com/1dgjm (Special Edition: First Day of School)

August 20: https://www.smore.com/bp937 (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.