Indian Prairie Education Association 1555 Bond Street Suite 121 Naperville, Il 60563 630.369.1555

About Us

The roots for 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. Click HERE for a more detailed timeline.

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.

Here from the IPEA Presidents:

Hugh Flanders

Marilyn Weaver

Sher Renken

Val Dranias

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.