• Debra Anthony

     

     

     

     

    Welcome Video for Ms. Anthony- Jefferson Elementary's Counselor 

    Hello everyone, especially to my students, parents and families. It is an honor to communicate with you online to stay connected when we are not able to connect face to face. I have been a school counselor for Jefferson Elementary since March of 2016. I was a school counselor at Shaw VPA for 10 years (2006-2016) previously and a substitute teacher when I began to work for Saint Louis City Public Schools in 2000-06. I absolutely love what I do, I provide character building/social skills lessons, groups, individual and crisis counseling (addressing social and emotional needs), career awareness and academic support to all students. Resources are available for students, parents and families as needed. It is very important that the school counselor and families communicate with each other to enhance students' learning by addressing any concerns that arise. Resources and other important information are available in my office at Jefferson Elementary for students, parents and families. Please feel free to come visit my office and get to know your child's school counselor when we are available to do so. I will be really honored to meet you and have a conversation regarding your child(ren)'s concerns. If you have any questions please contact me at 314-231-2459 or via email at debra.anthony@slps.org. Education: Bachelors in General Studies Minor in Psychology from Columbia College. Masters in School and Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University. Certified School Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Psychological Examiner.

    Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at Jefferson Elementary. I look forward to a insightful, prosperous school year of learning, learning and more learning.....

    STAY OCCUPIED BY: READING, GAMES, PUZZLES, COLORING, PAINTING, TALKING TO FRIENDS AND FAMILIES WITHOUT BEING FACE TO FACE, 6 feet apart, WEAR A MASK STAY ENCOURAGED AND POSITIVE

    During this time of our world's coronavirus crisis please be safe. FIRST THING TO DO: MAKE SURE YOU ARE WEARING A MASK. Do the FIVE HANDS-Washing your hands as much as possible, ELBOW-Cough into it, FACE- Keeping your hands out of your face to prevent spreading germs. SPACE-Keep safe distance, HOME-Stay if you can. Check on friends and families on a regular, via phone, social media, texting, face time or email. If you feel that someone is in crisis contact 911, contact CDC at www.cdc.gov/cdc or 1-800-232-4636. WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER-FOLLOW ALL PROTOCOLS.....

    COUNSELING RESOURCES-BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RESPONSE-314-747-7491, http://bhrstl.org/-314-469-6644 (offers confidential telephone counseling to individuals and children in mental health crises as well as Mobile outreach services, community referral services and critical incident stress management. This is a free service. PROVIDENT COUNSELING-314-533-8200, EPWORTH FAMILY COUNSELING-1803-667-4697 OR 314-961-5718.

    Resources for Supporting Children-https://www.childtrends.org/publications/resources-for-supporting-childrens-emotional-well-being-during-the-covid-19-pandemic

    Social and Emotional Videos on Class Dojo-https://ideas.classdojo.com

    Missouri Dept. of Health and Senior Services COVID Line: 1-877-435-8411, National Parent Hotline-1-855-427-2736, Missouri Statewide Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline-1-800-392-3738