Phone: 630-636-3321


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Elementary Education Masters in Curriculum and Instruction

Mrs. Janis Mederich

I am currently in my 30th year of teaching!  My teaching carrer has been at Long Beach Elementary School in District 308, 13 years as a Kindergarten teacher and 13 years teaching first grade. This year I am returning back to Kindergarten.  I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Aurora University, in Aurora, Ill., and my master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Rockford College, in Rockford, Ill.  

In 1997, I was awarded Educator of the Year by the Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois.  In 2010, I was also awarded the state’s Award of Excellence, Merit, and Special Recognition for being part of the District 308’s Comprehension Strategy Team.  

I love teaching and am proud to be part of the District 308 educational staff.