Debra L. Clapper
Debbie Clapper graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Masters of Social Work – school social work concentration. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and holds a Type 73 Certificate/Professional Educator’s License.
Professor Clapper has over 25+ years of experience working in Illinois schools as a school social worker. She has worked with all grade levels and has experience working with diverse populations. In addition to her role as a school social worker, Professor Clapper coordinated crisis intervention services and wrote the school district’s crisis manual.
Professor Clapper has served on various social service committees. She is a former Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermilion County. Her professional interests include crisis intervention, trauma informed classrooms and school based mentoring.Back to Faculty & Staff Directory