Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Joanna Maas

Ms. Maas has been teaching art for 14 years.  She began her teaching career in Chicago, before moving to the Summit Hill School district. Ms. Maas taught grades 1-6 there for 12 years before she moved to the high school level in Plano, IL.  This is her first year teaching in 162 and is excited to meet the students and families of Matteson School District.

Ms. Maas received a BS in journalism and minor in art from the University of Oregon in 2002 and decided to continue her education and received her teaching certificate and art education degree from Illinois State University in 2007.  She did her student teaching at Bronzeville Scholastic Institute and Ravenswood Elementary, both in Chicago.

On a more personal level, Ms. Maas resides in Joliet with her three kids: Anthony, Adelyn and Lylah and their crazy rescue pittie, Rocky.