Debra L. Clapper


Office: 2000

(217) 300-7384

Educational Background

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.

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