The roots for the formation of the Indian Prairie Education Association (IPEA) began in 1969, then known as the Granger Education Association. At that time, three tiny, rural school districts were consolidated into one Unit District—the Indian Prairie Community Unit District 204.
The Indian Prairie Education Association (IPEA) is a professional organization of over 2,000 Educators in Indian Prairie School District 204 serving the Aurora, Naperville, and Bolingbrook areas. Our collective mission is to make Indian Prairie’s schools a place of hope, academic success and growth for all students.
What We Stand For
Teach Our Children
IPEA is a group of professional educators who have devoted their lives towards teaching our students and the promise of public education. We believe that every student has a right to a great public school. Our mission is to advocate for students, education professionals and to work towards fulfilling the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world.
Serve Our Community
We believe public education is vital to building respect for the worth, dignity, and equality of every individual in our diverse society. We maintain the highest professional standards for our members and believe strongly that we all need to unite to best serve our students. Partnerships with parents, families, communities, and other stakeholders are essential to quality public education and student success.
Change Our World
We believe public education is the gateway to opportunity. All students have the human and civil right to a quality public education that develops their potential, independence, and character. Public education is the cornerstone of our republic and provides individuals with the skills to be involved, informed, and engaged in our representative democracy.