Phone: 815-886-3380


Degrees and Certifications:

LBS1- Learning Behavior Specialist(K-21) from Southern Illinois University Type 75- Educational Administration from Governors State University

Mrs. Danielle Janes

Hello!  It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself to you.  I came to IHK in the Fall of 2016 with 8 years of experience teaching Special Education.  I reside with my husband and two children in Joliet and grew up in Lockport.  I received my Special Education Degree from Southern Illinois University in 2003 and my Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Governors State University in 2008. 

I take pride in working to build positive relationships with students and their families as well as providing the most successful supports to promote student growth.  I have much experience in teaching students who may stuggle academically, behaviorally, and/or need curriculum presented in a different modality.  For me, the most important aspect of being a Special Educator is to find the most successful way to teach each child that meets their individual needs.  

Additionally, I enjoy regularly communicating with families regarding their child(ren).  I feel a strong home-school connection provides reinforcement for students and a balance with home and school expectations.  I look forward to the school year ahead and hope the summer is bringing much joy to your family.


Danielle Janes