Health Related Board Policies



Director of Health Education Services
Kristi Gerling BSN, RN, NCSN
636-584-0157 ext 1320
Fax: 636-584-7659

Beaufort Elementary (636-583-7744)
Leisha Sitzes, LPN (ext 2004)
Fax: 583-484-4175
Office Hours: 7:15-3:30

Central Elementary (636-583-3152)
Nicole Huff, LPN (ext 2205)
Melinda Gerstner, RN, BSN (ext 2215)
Fax:  636-583-8173
Office Hours: 7:15-3:15 

Prairie Dell Elementary (636-583-1200)
Elizabeth Piontek, RN, BSN, NCSN (ext 1315)
Fax: 636-583-8517
Office Hours: 7:15-3:15
Union Middle School (636-583-5855)
Amanda Sanders, RN, BSN, NCSN (ext 1506)
Fax:   636-583-6153
Office Hours: 7:30-3:30 

Union High School (636-583-2513)
Kate Mills, RN BSN (ext 1724)
Sherry Gay, Health Aid (ext 1709)
Fax: 636-583-4203
Office Hours: 7:30-3:30

Wildcat Wellness

Health Services


Please contact the School for referrals to these programs:

Crider Health Center 636-583-1800

  • Partnership with Families (PWF) Uses a strength-based wrap-around approach to serve our students with serious emotional disorders and their families

  • School Based Mental Health: Places a school based mental health specialist in our schools to work with students that have mental health or behavioral issues

  • School Based Therapy: Places a therapist in our schools to provide individual therapy to the highest need students

National Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse 636-239-7652

  • Prevention services: Array of prevention programs available to our students as needed

Preferred Family Healthcare 636-584-8724

  • Team of Concern: The team helps assess our schools need for prevention programming and develops and implements the prevention programming for our school.  In addition, a Care Coordinator is assigned to our school and works with students identified as high risk of becoming addicted to drugs and alcohol and/or current users of drugs and alcohol

  • ARTC: Achieving Recovery Through Creativity (ARTC) is an art therapy program that works with the creativity of high needs students to help them work through their emotional illness


Please contact the agencies directly for the following programs:

ALIVE  636-583-9863

  • Children’s Treatment Program: Provides counseling for our students who are identified as being victims (directly or indirectly) of domestic violence

CHADS Coalition  (Communities Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide) 314-952-8274

  • Crisis Care: Support for families suffering from depression and other mental illnesses

Grace’s Place 636-432-1313

  • Crisis Care: Provides 24 hour emergency/respite care to children up to 12 years old for up to 5 days

NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) 636-940-7440 or

  • Family Education Programs:  Classes provided to families of mentally ill students to educate them about mental illness.  Also provided is an upcoming Mental Health First Aid Training Program (call for details)

Lutheran Family Services 1-866-326-5327

  • Counseling Services: Provides counseling and therapy services

Catholic Family Services 636-583-1800

  • Counseling Services:  Provides counseling and therapy services

  • Psychiatric Services

  • Anger Management groups: for adolescents ages 9-17

  • Love & Logic Parenting groups

Behavioral Health Response (BHR) 1-800-811-4760

  • 24/7 access to mental health professional and crisis services

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention