PTA Awards Over $5,000 in Classroom Grants

AURORA – Waubonsie Valley’s Parent Teacher Association released its grant recipients for 2024.

Waubonsie Valley’s PTA awarded over $5,000 in classroom grants this spring. (photo credit / WV PTA)

Teachers can submit applications, which are then reviewed and voted on by the PTA committee. This year, eight teachers and a guidance counselor received grants totaling over $5,000.

Science teacher Becky Goff received a grant for a lung demonstration kit. Math teacher Sandy Goff received a grant for a subscription to an assessment platform for her precalculus classes. World languages teacher Brooke Marquette received a grant for 30 tripods for her American Sign Language courses. Science teacher Stephanie Rybka received a grant for a Sphero programmable robot for STEAM projects. Guidance Counselor Matt Walker received a grant for an iPad Air and tripod for his after school weight room program. Science teacher Pam Westfall received a grant for new pipettes and four miniPCR crime lab kits. Media teacher Brian Wiencek received a grant for a subscription to Adobe Stock graphics and backgrounds. Special education teacher Michele Witte received a grant for handheld musical instruments, sheets and recordings for a music enrichment program, and teacher Lacy Woulfe received a grant for three targets and shields for the school’s RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) classes.

The PTA looks to fund projects that benefit a large number of students and that will enhance the welfare of students. They also are looking for projects that offer a unique positive learning opportunities that promote academic or technical achievement. To find out more about PTA classroom grants, visit