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.