Phone: 847.784.6108


Degrees and Certifications:

Keith Dronen

Board Member

New Trier High School Board of Education

  • Elected to the Board of Education: 2017, Re-elected: 2021
  • Current committee work: Finance Committee and Naming Committee
  • Other committee work: Facilities Steering Committee, All‐School Forum, Special Education Parent Group, New Trier Educational Foundation, and New Trier representative serving on the leadership council of the TrueNorth Educational Cooperative (formerly the Northern Suburban Special Education District)


  • Principal, Dronen Financial Services, LLC
  • Licensed attorney and former partner in a civil litigation firm

Education Experience

  • Community Member, Wilmette Public Schools District 39 Superintendent Search Stakeholder Committee, 2018
  • Past Community Member‐At‐Large, New Trier High School Finance Committee
  • Illinois State Advisory Council on the Education of Children with Disabilities (ISAC), 2015-2022. ISAC advises the governor, legislature, and the state board of education on issues relating to the education of children with disabilities in grades K‐12.
  • Wilmette Public School District 39: Board Member, 2007‐2015; served in the roles of President, chair of Finance Committee, Facilities Development Committee member; Special Education Agreement Committee member; and member of the Board of Education's collective bargaining agreement team  with the Wilmette Education Association and the District's Support Staff  Union.
  • Past President, Community Review Committee (CRC), a committee of parents and district personnel that researches and advises Wilmette District 39 on strategic education initiatives; co‐chaired the CRC committee that prepared the report "Gender Similarities and Differences in Learning, Development and Performance (June 2006)" which received national attention.

Community and Professional Organizations

  • Director, Western Golf Association
  • Past President, Chicago Chapter and member of the Chick Evans Scholar Alumni Association
  • Mentor, Northwestern University Evans Scholar Chapter House
  • Past Member, New Trier Township Disability‐Related Advisory Committees


  • Chicago Kent College of Law, JD
  • Northwestern University, BA

Board Training

IASB Training

  • The Basics of Governance
  • Open Meetings Act (OMA) Training
  • Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training for School Board Members


Wife - Ann
Children - Nick, Chris and Anastasia all proud graduates of New Trier High School.

Children - Nick, Chris and Anastasia