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Trudie Ranson (she/her) is the Executive Director of the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation. She has over ten years of nonprofit coordination and management experience in the field of education utilizing strategic planning, fundraising, marketing, communications, business partnerships, and community outreach. Her strong background in the fine arts combined with the ability to coordinate with diverse organizations to achieve strategic goals and raise funds has made her a leading advocate in the field of educational nonprofits.
Trudie is an internationally published Musicologist with a PhD from the University of Illinois, an MA from the University of Iowa, and both a BM in Music and a BME in Music Education from Baldwin Wallace University. She is a long-time IPSD 204 volunteer who has worked with PTAs at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, holding multiple executive board positions. For five years she served as an executive board member for the Indian Prairie Parents Council, and is currently an Officer Trainer for the Illinois State PTA.
Trudie is originally from Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She and her husband, Arik, moved to Naperville in 2000. They have two sons, one current and one former IPSD 204 student.