Who We Are
The Indian Prairie Education Association (IPEA) is a professional organization of over 2,000 teachers in Indian Prairie School District 204 serving the Aurora, Naperville, and Bolingbrook areas. Our collective mission is to make sure Indian Prairie’s schools are a place of hope, academic success and growth for all students.
The IPEA is part of the Illinois Education Association and National Education Association. Together with130,000 IEA members statewide and 3 million NEA members nationally, we strive to achieve a common goal. Every student has the right to have access to a first class public education.
We are members of a committed group of educators who have joined together to fight for the right of students, teachers and school personnel to learn and work in a safe environment, be fairly compensated, and provide a first class education for every student we get the privilege to teach. We are here to support our core belief that ALL students deserve a great public education.
IPEA serves 35 schools spanning Aurora, Naperville and Bolingbrook. The district consists of:
- 1 Preschool: Prairie Children Preschool
- 21 Elementary Schools: Brookdale, Brooks, Builta, Clow, Cowlishaw, Fry, Georgetown, Gombert, Graham, Kendall, Longwood, McCarty, Owen, Patterson, Peterson, Spring Brook, Steck, Watts, Welch, White Eagle, and Young.
- 7 Middle Schools: Crone, Fischer, Granger, Gregory, Hill, Scullen, and Still
- 4 High Schools: Metea Valley, Neuqua Valley, Waubonsie Valley and Indian Plains.
- 2 Satellite Locations: STEPS/Wheatland Annex and John C Dunham Stem School
The District’s 2,000 plus teachers have been represented by the IPEA since it was chartered as an IEA local in 1983.
Since starting as a small rural/suburban district, IPEA has grown to be the second largest IEA local in Illinois.
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