4832 Highland Ave.

Downers Grove, IL 60515

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Monday to Friday

Mrs. Diane Carbone

630-969-4306 ext. 2205 | dcarbone@sjsdg.org


This is my 24th year at St. Joseph School. I teach Language Arts, Reading, and Religion to my students in homeroom. I also teach Language Arts to both fourth and fifth graders. Our 4th and 5th grade team will teach students for two years. We have found that this continuity helps the children adjust to middle school. We have a great team and enjoy teaching immensely.

I hold a BA in History and Education from Western Illinois. Before my son was born I worked as a technical editor for a consulting engineering firm for 9 years. My husband and I have lived in Downers Grove for 36 years. We have 1 grandchild and anxiously await the birth of our 2nd grandchild in November.

My interests include gardening and spending time with family. In the classroom, I know that humor goes a long way! I try to instill in my students the understanding that what they learn in the classroom relates to the outside world. This understanding will benefit them later in life. I am part of a very supporting faculty, and find the community atmosphere at St. Joseph to be an enjoyable one.