Lauren Crandall for Eden Prairie School Board
 
 

Energized, enthusiastic education. 

 
 
 
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Qualified leadership for Eden Prairie Schools

 
 
 
My first day of Kindergarten. Wearing my bus pass and ready to go.

My first day of Kindergarten. Wearing my bus pass and ready to go.

Eden Prairie School Experience

2012-2013

Kindergarten Classroom Volunteer

2013-14           

Eden Lake Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) VP

Eden Prairie School District 272 PTO at-large member

Eden Lake PTO Readathon Chair

1st Grade Classroom Volunteer

2014-15           

Eden Lake PTO President

(Held first ever open house for Somali parents to explain progress reports and school events)

Eden Prairie School District 272 PTO Co-President

2nd Grade Classroom Volunteer

 

Second Grade school picture. (Bassett Elementary School, Westlake, OH.)

Second Grade school picture. (Bassett Elementary School, Westlake, OH.)

 

2015-2016           

Eden Lake PTO Field Day Chair

Eden Lake PTO Carnival Ticket Sales Chair

3rd Grade Classroom Volunteer (Gave weekly spelling tests to Eden Lake 3rd graders)

2016-2017

Eden Lake PTO Field Day Chair

Eden Lake PTO Carnival Ticket Sales Chair

4th Grade Classroom Volunteer (tie-dyed shirts and lived to tell the tale)

2017-2018           

Eden Lake PTO Carnival Co-Chair

 
 
Speaking at my 6th grade graduation. Super nervous...a little better at public speaking now....

Speaking at my 6th grade graduation. Super nervous...a little better at public speaking now....

Work Experience

Lauren is an experienced marketing/public relations/fundraising expert, working for multinational corporations and state/local nonprofits

  • Owner and Principal, Pixie Song Events since 2008
  • Marketing and Communications Manager for GMAC Residential Funding, and later for GMAC–funded Homeownership Preservation Foundation, promoting a national toll-free help line to families facing foreclosure
  • Former Development Director for one of Ohio’s largest statewide children’s hunger organizations
  • Former Communications & Development Director and volunteer for Ohio branch of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), speaking on behalf of abused & neglected children in court proceedings
 
My future husband and me at my graduation from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

My future husband and me at my graduation from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

Life Experience

Lauren lives in Eden Prairie with husband, Tim, and daughter Lizzie, an Eden Lake Elementary 5th grader. Also at home are Charlie the cat who thinks he's a dog, and Luka the St. Bernard who thinks he's a cat.

An avid competitive rower, Lauren is a 19-time medalist at USRowing Masters National Regatta, winning 9 gold medals. She was named Eden Prairie News Athlete of the Week in September, 2014. She has rowed and medaled in races across the U.S. and Canada.

  • President, Minneapolis Rowing Club
    • 300+ members ages 13-80+
    • Oversees board of 13
    • Oversees hiring of 16 coaches + program director
  • Writer at DearNoviceRower.com, encouraging new athletes and fans as they learn about rowing
  • Former Head Coach—Shaker Heights (OH) High School Girls Crew
  • Co-Site Founder, Girls on the Run's Eden Lake Elementary site
 
 
 

An elementary school parent with leadership & management experience  

Eden Prairie's school board has scant representation from current Eden Prairie school parents. And it has zero representation from parents with children attending any of our elementary schools. It’s time to have a school board member who has experience in management and leadership, yet also has glitter permanently stuck to her kitchen counter and has seen Frozen more times than she cares to admit.

 
 
 
 
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Be Heard on November 7th 

Where to vote

On Tuesday, November 7th, Eden Prairie School Board elections are the only issue on the ballot.

To vote today as an absentee voter, go here.

Voting on November 7? Polling locations may be different than during major elections. You can find your voting location here.