logo

4832 Highland Ave.

Downers Grove, IL 60515

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Monday to Friday

Mrs. Karen Odelson

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

This is my first year at St. Joseph School and I am very excited to share my love of reading, writing, and grammar with the fourth and fifth graders throughout the school year.  I am originally from Michigan and graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and an elementary education certification. I have spent a total of ten years teaching students in third, fourth, and fifth grades.   Most recently, I taught 3rd and 4th grade at St. John of the Cross Parish School in Western Springs.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, running, baking, and traveling with my family.  Our two girls, who are 13 and 15, also keep me pretty busy with all of their after school activities, clubs, and fun with friends.