Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools Welcomes New Board Members

We are pleased to introduce our newest FDPS Board Members. The knowledge these women bring to our board will impact our public schools in many ways.

Nan Welch, educational director for Two by Two Character Development, has been involved in education for 42 years. She taught for the Dubuque Community School District in both Special and Elementary Education for 21 years. She also was principal at Prescott and Eisenhower for 15 years, and upon retirement, taught in the School of Education at UW-Platteville for three years. Nan just completed her third year at Two by Two and enjoys creating a kinder world.




Katie Stork is Creative Communications and Campaign Leader for FEH Design, an architecture, structural engineering and interior design firm in Dubuque. In her role she is responsible for branding, social media, business development and referendum campaign coordination. Katie holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Ambrose University in public relations and marketing communications. A native of Galena, Illinois, she lives in Dubuque with her husband, Damian, a teacher in the Dubuque school system, and three daughters.



Carrie S. Tedore has more than three decades of marketing, communications and public relations experience, holding roles with Heartland Financial, Rainbo Oil, Diamond Jo and Peninsula Gaming, and founding Buzz Creative Group. She also has organized crisis communications plans for numerous organizations. Her passion for politics has led her to volunteer for state and national races, manage county referendums and manage city and county elections. Carrie is passionate about serving her community, serving on the Dubuque Community School District’s Community Early Childhood Committee and the Vision Iowa Board. Currently, she is a United Way director and serves on the Carnegie Stout Public Library Foundation Board.

Lauren Czeshinski was born and raised in Dubuque and earned her bachelor’s in marketing and public relations from Loras College. Upon graduation she joined Cottingham & Butler as a benefits consultant. She also coached basketball at Hempstead High School and led the YAPPERS youth philanthropy group. Outside of work and travel, she enjoys volunteering for United Way, MercyOne Dubuque, AFP and other local organizations. Lauren attributes much of her success to the relationships and resources she had access to as a student. She looks forward to joining the FDPS Board to provide future students the same quality education and experiences she received.

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