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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 third 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 thirteen years teaching students in third, fourth, and fifth grades.   Prior to working at St. Joe’s, 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 15 and 17, also keep me pretty busy with all of their after-school activities, clubs, and fun with friends.