4832 Highland Ave.

Downers Grove, IL 60515

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Monday to Friday

Mrs. Joan Ericksen

630-969-4306 ext. 2013 | jericksen@sjsdg.org

I am so excited to join the St. Joseph family this fall as a Kindergarten teacher. I am eager to share my faith and passion for teaching. I enjoy engaging all the students and love their enthusiasm and excitement for learning.This will be my thirteenth year of teaching elementary students. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Language Arts from Eastern Illinois University. My career in teaching began in Naperville for nine years as a Second Grade and Reading Improvement teacher. Then I took ten years off to raise my family. I have taught Kindergarten in Lemont for the last three years.  

I’ve been married to my husband Andy for twenty-three years. We have two boys aged 18 and 12. I enjoy reading, bike riding and spending time watching my boys play football and basketball.