The Education Foundation of Wauwatosa, Inc. (EFW) was organized in 1990 to raise money to support and strengthen outstanding learning ideas that improve the overall educational quality of our public schools.
Since inception, the EFW has awarded over $495,000 in grants which enhance and extend the established curriculum and support projects that are beyond the District's budget.
To generate financial resources that will allow Wauwatosa public schools to provide the highest quality educational experience and prepare students for a successful future.
Students will be proud to attend Wauwatosa public schools because they are afforded the best educational opportunities which are responsive to their talents and abilities and prepare them for their future.
Teachers and administrators will be proud to work for the Wauwatosa public school district because it is a supportive environment that values high student achievement and fosters innovation, collaboration, and professional development.
Community members will be proud to live and work in Wauwatosa because our public schools have a tradition of education excellence and produce outstanding citizens.
2014 Board of Directors
Mary Phillips, Community Representative, President
Chris Knowlton, Inlanta Mortgage, Vice-President
John Lucey, Physicians Realty Trust, Treasurer
Alec Dobson, Davis & Kuelthau, Secretary
Susan Allen, Retired Teacher - Green Bay School District
Allison Byrne, Community Representative
Kathy Ehley, Community Representative
Andrea Gaines, Community Representative
Dean Teofilo, Teofilo & Company, Black & White Chair
Judy Urban, Retired Teacher - Wauwatosa School District
Laura Wainscott, Wauwatosa School District
Dr. Phil Ertl, Superintendent of Schools
Scott Shelnutt, Walk/Run Chair
For a downloadable copy of the EFW brochure, click on the link below
Each year, the EFW formally recognizes Wauwatosa's outstanding teachers at the Foundation's annual celebration. In addition to celebrating all the great successes from the classroom, the Foundation also holds its annual meeting.