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WEA Trust Grant Supports Wisconsin School Districts Stock their Classrooms

Madison, Wisconsin – As a thank you to the amazing educators in Wisconsin, WEA Trust asked public school personnel what they would do with a $1,000 Stock-a-Classroom Grant. Over 730 public educators and school personnel submitted a response, and 20 recipients were randomly chosen to receive a $1,000 grant for this upcoming school year.

WEA Trust created the Stock-a-Classroom Grant to recognize and support Wisconsin educators. According to a Federal Department of Education survey, 94% of public school teachers in the United States reported paying for supplies without reimbursement. Of those who took the survey, teachers reported spending $479 on average per classroom.

“Our educators carry an enormous load and that’s only increased in the last 18 months,” said Kyle Humphrey, WEA Trust’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “These educators have such a passion and dedication to their students, and we are so happy to make a contribution to these 20 classrooms.”

The grant-winning proposals consisted of both essential and unique classroom needs—materials for a hydroponics lab, a new whiteboard, music equipment, books, a sensory space, art supplies and more.


2021 Stock-a-Classroom Grant Recipients



Recipient Name

Appleton East High School

Allen Langenhuizen

Maple Dale School

Clare Wenzel

Reedsville Public Schools

Stephanie Maertz

Brighton Elementary

Linda Tebon

Olga Brener Intermediate School

Susan Meyer

Highland View Elementary

Lauren Mather

Whitefish Bay Middle School

Becky Roloff

JF Kennedy Elementary

Trisha Iverson Pumper

Big Foot Union High School

Patrick Hollihan

Phoenix Middle School

Mark Butzow

Maple Dale School

Jenna Di Napoli

Northern Lights Elementary

Rachel Keogan

Cochrane Fountain City School

Mary Kay Looney

Royall School District

Lindsay North

Greendale Middle School

Amanda Rivera

West Allis Central High School

Grace Barr

Lakeview Elementary

Andra Mory

Menominee Indian School District

Paul Schwaller

Neenah High School

Emily Bennett

Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Sheri Scharnweber


The WEA Trust provides group health insurance and administrative services to public employers throughout Wisconsin. The not-for-profit WEA Trust was created in 1970 to serve Wisconsin school district employees. Today, the WEA Trust offers its top-rated service and quality benefits to all state, county, and municipal groups. Learn more at www.weatrust.com.