Nancy U. Ventrudo
Nancy Ventrudo currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of PEAK Parent Center (Colorado’s federally designated Parent Training and Information Center), as Board Chair of The Lowell Whiteman School (an independent secondary school), and is involved in educational consulting activities. From 2005 through 2008 she worked for PEAK Parent Center as a regional mentor, working with families and agencies in order to provide information and resources for special needs children and their families. From 1999 through 2001, Nancy served on Glencoe Public School District #35 School Board (Glencoe, IL) and North Suburban Special Education District Governing Board (Northbrook, IL) providing special education services to 18 northern Illinois school districts. From 1990 through 2005, she served on numerous non-profit boards and was involved in consulting activities.
In 1988, Nancy’s educational career was detoured with the premature birth of her son. She spent his early childhood and school age years navigating his path through resources and programs available to children with learning disabilities to insure the most favorable outcomes. Upon his college acceptance, she dedicated herself to sharing her knowledge and experience with others facing similar challenges.
Nancy received her B.A. in Business Adminstration and elementary teaching credentials, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Colorado College and her M.A, in addition to most doctoral degree requirements, in Educational Administration and Policy Analysis from Stanford University School of Education. She lives in Steamboat Springs, CO and Manhattan Beach, CA with her husband Kevin, and has two children, Scott and Lauren.