Janice Gould

Chicago, IL | Years Taught: 1975 – Present

Janice believes that students who experience success in art will gain hope for their future. It can change their self image from one of incompetence to competence. This confidence will not only be present in their school environment, but also through the tough personal growth they have in front of them.

Additional Recognition

  • 2001 • Exceptional Teachers Award and Honorary Chairperson for the 41st Annual Exceptional Children’s Week
  • 1997 • Invited to serve on Illinois State Board of Education’s “Accountability and Quality Assurance Team” for a public school
  • 1995 – present • Established permanent Children’s Art Collection for the Illinois State Board of Education
  • 1993 • Awarded “Mural Grant” from Very Special Arts, Illinois
  • 1993 • Golden Apple Teaching Award
  • 1992 • Kohl International Teaching Award
  • 1992 • Initiated into Northwestern University’s Phi Delta Kappa, Professional Education Fraternity
  • 1991 • One of ten finalists for Illinois Teacher of the Year
  • 1991 • Appointed “Lead Teacher” for the vocational department
  • 1990 • Lawrence Hall’s Teacher of the Year Award