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Educators receive scholarships from Member Benefits

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Brenda EcheverriaWEA Member Benefits is pleased to award scholarships once again this summer to four attendees of the National Institute for Financial and Economic Literacy (NIFEL) program hosted by Edgewood College in Madison. The NIFEL program provides educators with the tools and expertise they need to teach personal finance in the classroom, with seminars on basic to advanced financial topics. The goal is for future generations to become better prepared to make sound financial decisions.

Member Benefits provides these scholarships to further financial literacy in our schools. Award winners are:

Sherri Hendrickson
Business and Information Technology Teacher, Monroe High School

Sherri has attended the NIFEL program in previous years and found the courses to be some of the most valuable she has ever taken.

Sylvia Johnson
Math Teacher, Transformation Learning Community High School, Milwaukee

Sylvia believes that when students have the right tools early enough, they will become good stewards over their finances, and that will impact those around them.

Stephen Zittlow
Math Teacher, Brodhead High School

Stephen is interested in learning new ways to teach his students the financial implications of starting a business, financial contracts and paychecks, and how mathematics is applied in these situations.

James Sachs
Math Teacher, Marshfield High School

James is accumulating credits for relicensure and is looking for new ways to enhance his financial literacy projects.

For more information about NIFEL educational opportunities, visit

Brenda Echeverria, Financial Planner