Dennis Bane moved to the district in 1999 from Nebraska to start an architecture practice for DLR Group. In 2004 Dennis and DLR Group was hired to design and build the districts 3rd high school Metea Valley. As the project manager he worked closely with many key leaders throughout District 204. He was asked to become a member of the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation in June of 2013 and was elected to Treasurer 5 months later.
Dennis grew up in Tecumseh, NE, a small farm town of 800 people (and one stop light) approximately 60 miles south of Omaha. Being born in Nebraska meant you were a Husker fan by right and thus allowed Dennis to receive his Bachelor and Masters in Architecture for the University of Nebraska.
Upon graduation in 1992 he married his high school sweetheart Sandra, and joined DLR Group in there Omaha office where he focused on planning, design, and construction of educational facilities throughout the Midwest. In 1999 he was provided the opportunity to start an education design studio for DLR Group in Chicago. In 2004 he and Sandra had a baby girl Madison Grace, who is now 14 years old, attends Scullen Middle School and will be a freshman at Waubonsie Valley High School next fall. When not being a part-time prop dad at the Inspire Dance Company where Madison dances, he lends his skills to the foundation with finance and marketing efforts.