4832 Highland Ave.

Downers Grove, IL 60515

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Monday to Friday

Mrs. Joan Ericksen

I am so excited to begin my sixth year teaching Kindergarten at St. Joseph. 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 18th 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 also taught Kindergarten in Lemont for three years prior to teaching at St. Joes.

I’ve been married to my husband Andy for 28 years. We have two boys aged 23 and 17. I enjoy reading, bike riding and spending time watching my boys play football and lacrosse.

This is going to be a wonderful year at St. Joes!  What a great place to learn and grow! Looking forward to meeting the new kindergarten students and families!