Governors State University

Region 1

Governors State University

Governor's State University (GSU), located in University Park, IL, serves ITI's northeastern districts. Founded in 1969, GSU has grown to become the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago's south suburban area, serving approximately 4,600 students annually in 85 different bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and certificate programs. Governors State University is committed to offering an exceptional and accessible education that prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in a global society.


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Success Stories



Darlene Allen Nichols

“The students have been such a blessing to me. When they have an ‘aha moment,’ I am simply overjoyed! It has been rewarding to see the positive impact I am able to provide.” 

Darlene Allen-Nichols

Region 1 Tutor | Burnham Elementary

"I would HIGHLY recommend. This needs to be implemented everywhere! Not only do the kids take something away from it, but the teachers too. I think that teachers will see such an exciting difference in their students. Parents will see more confidence in their learners. I can't rave about it enough."  

Lindsey Bond

Region 1 Tutor | CCSD 168 Strassburg Elementary

"There is nothing comparable to the cheerfulness and creativity of how kids see the world. As adults, we lose some of this feeling, so it is great to be around kids and enjoy their occurrences while teaching them. It has also helped me to think creatively to discover the best way to get through to them on several occasions!"

Carlos Morales

Region 1 Tutor | Park Forest Mohawk Elementary

"My students' self-confidence has increased tremendously. They went from not wanting to read out loud or work a math problem, to asking to read out loud and going to the board to add a column of numbers before the class."

Martha Tyler

Region 1 Tutor | Park Forest Blackhawk Elementary



Burnham SD 154-5

Burnham Elementary

CCSD 168


Crete Monee CUSD #201U

Balmoral Elementary
Crete Elementary
Crete Monee Middle School
Monee Elementary
Coretta Scott King
Talala Elementary

Harvey School District 152

Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School
Holmes Elementary School
Riley Early Childhood Center
Whittier Elementary School
Bryant Elementary School

Hoover-Schrum Memorial SD 157

Hoover Elementary

North Chicago SD 187

Katzenmaier Elementary

Park Forest SD 164

Barack Obama School of Leadership and STEM
21st Century

Prairie Hills ESD 144

Prairie Hills Junior High
Nob Hill
Mae Jemison
Markham Park
Field Crest

Union Ridge SD 86

Union Ridge Elementary

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Region 1 IPO Director

Dr. Jeanetta Edwards, Ed.D