Phone: 630-759-7200 ext. 6462


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science in Education - Illinois State University / LBS1 Certified

Mrs. Kathy O'Brien

Hello JAMS families! My name is Kathy O'Brien and this is my 16th year teaching here at Jane Addams Middle School. I co-teach 6th grade English Language Arts classes (ELA) with Mrs. Roche and I am also one of the 6th grade case managers for 6th grade students. I believe that all students have the ability to grow as learners, and I feel that it is my job to help my students grow and achieve as much as possible each year. I love reading and writing and I hope to share that passion with my students. 

Outside of the classroom, I keep busy with my husband and four children. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and traveling.  

Please feel free to contact me anytime at