Social Worker

Pronouns: She/her/hers


Desireé McClure (she/her) has served the District of Columbia Public School system for over 15 years as a clinically licensed school-based social worker. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Dillard University in New Orleans, LA, and a Master’s Degree in Social Work degree from Howard University in Washington, DC.


Ms. McClure is driven by building positive relationships with children, youth and people of all ages, and empowering families to see their strength in unity. Prior to joining the Stokes community, she was part of the Turner ES community since 2017.


Ms. McClure lives by a motto once spoken by one of her mentors: "Speak life to your children, for they become what you tell them". In addition, she is a wife and mother of an adult son in college. She is a professional gospel singer who once toured the country as an original member of Richard Smallwood and Vision, the Stellar and Grammy Award-winning group. As a native New Orleanian and avid NFL enthusiast, Ms. McClure’s favorite team is the New Orleans Saints. She also loves preparing delicious New Orleans cuisine for family and friends.

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