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Angie DeLost

President & CEO

Prior to joining Ready for School, DeLost worked for Easter Seals Central Illinois (ECI), an organization dedicated to helping children with developmental delays, disabilities, and other special needs reach their full potential. At ECI, DeLost most recently served as Vice President of Program Services. Prior to that, DeLost also worked as Vice President of Rehabilitation and Clinical Services and Director of Motor Therapy and Aquatics. DeLost also has extensive experience providing services to children and families as an occupational therapist in home, medical, school, and community settings.

“My passion for serving children and families prepares me well to help children get their best start through the services Ready For School provides,” says DeLost. “I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to lead this organization. I am excited to work with stakeholders to further the mission of Ready for School as the organization continues its strong tradition of making a positive impact by serving local children and families.”


Claim to Fame:

My claim to fame would be helping to bring the ABC television show Extreme Makeover; Home Edition to Central Illinois where I was part of helping to build a home within a week for a family.


Director of Ops & Partnerships

I work for Ready for School to help my community continue to thrive and continue to thrive by helping children and families be ready for their educational careers. ​I am inspired by my community and how the people in this community are inspired to continue to make the area a fantastic place to live.​ In my role, I work to build up unique connections through the community to help families make a successful transition into kindergarten.​The most exciting part of my job so far has been being able to be part of some very cutting-edge work and being able to be very creative.​

When I am not working I can be found kicking it with friends and family on grand adventures.​


Claim to Fame:

​Defying death ​on many different adventures with my husband.


Oficial de Innovaciones Sociales

Trabajo para Ready for School para ayudar a mi comunidad a continuar prosperando y continuar prosperando al ayudar a los niños y las familias a estar listos para su carrera educativa. Me siento inspirado por mi comunidad y cómo la gente de esta comunidad está inspirada para continuar haciendo del área un lugar fantástico para vivir. En mi rol, trabajo para establecer conexiones únicas a través de la comunidad para ayudar a las familias a hacer una transición exitosa a Kinder. La parte más emocionante de mi trabajo hasta ahora ha sido poder ser parte de un trabajo de vanguardia y ser muy creativo. Cuando no estoy trabajando, se me puede encontrar pateándolo con amigos y familiares en grandes aventuras.

Reclamar a la Fama

Desafiando a la muerte en muchas aventuras diferentes con mi esposo.

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