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James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation Announces 2011 Fellows

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Washington, D.C., announced today that it has selected 57 James Madison Fellows for 2011 in its twentieth annual fellowship competition. James Madison Fellowships support the graduate study of American history by aspiring and experienced secondary school teachers of American history, American government, and social studies.

Named in honor of the fourth president of the United States and acknowledged "Father of the Constitution and Bill of Rights," a James Madison Fellowship funds up to $24,000 of each Fellow's course of study towards a master's degree. That program must include a concentration of courses on the history and principles of the United States Constitution.

The 57 James Madison Fellows were selected in competition with applicants from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the nation's island and trust territories. The fellowships are funded by income from a trust fund in the Treasury of the United States and from additional private gifts, corporate contributions, and foundation grants. Recipients are required to teach American history or social studies in a secondary school for at least one year for each year of fellowship support. The award is intended to recognize promising and distinguished teachers, to strengthen their knowledge of the origins and development of American constitutional government, and thus to expose the nation's secondary school students to accurate knowledge of the nation's constitutional heritage.

Founded by an Act of Congress in 1986, the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation is an independent agency of the executive branch of the federal government. Additional information may be found at

2011 James Madison Fellows

Current Teachers (Senior Fellows)
Listed by state of legal residence, name, and secondary school where they teach

AK Brandon Stuart Barter West Anchorage High School; Anchorage, AK
AL Charles Brooks Etheredge Stanhope Elmore High School; Millbrook, AL
AR Charles D. Williams Conway High School East; Conway, AR
AZ Nancie Lindblom Skyline High School; Mesa, AZ
CA Christoph Tanner Brown Riverside Poly High School; Riverside, CA
CA Dennis Robert Bullock1 Providence High School; Burbank, CA
CO Stephanie Diane Walsh Rangeview High School; Aurora, CO
CT Erik John Johnson Park City Magnet School; Bridgeport, CT
DC Kenya Ayanna Doyle Phelps Career Senior High School; Washington, DC
DE William J. Sutherland Salesianum School; Wilmington, DE
FL Christopher V. Carl Melbourne High School; Melbourne, FL
FL Jennifer L. Phipps Deerlake Middle School; Tallahassee, FL
GA Kelly Waters Rodgers Teach Charter High School; Alpharetta, GA
IA Jason Lee Danielson Hoover High School; Des Moines, IA
ID James Patrick Moran Pathways Middle School; Meridian, ID
IL Kimberly Ann Huelsman2 Carl Sandburg High School; Orland Park, IL
IL Andrea Lynn Clark Rich South High School; Richton Park, IL
IN Jill Renee Baisinger Cathedral High School; Indianapolis, IN
KS Shawn Hornung Wamego High School; Wamego, KS
LA Ashley Elizabeth Heyer Woodlawn High School; Baton Rouge, LA
MD Brigette Nicole Sheckells3 Franklin Senior High School; Reisterstown, MD
MD Sandra Jean Smith Faith Christian School; Westminster, MD
ME Richard Meserve Windham High School; Windham, ME
MI Kymberli April Wregglesworth4 Onaway High School; Onaway, MI
MI Peter Bartels Nouvel Catholic Central High School; Saginaw, MI
MO Julie Caprice Nelson Gallatin R-V High School; Gallatin, MO
NC Daniel Helms Northwest Cabarrus High School; Concord, NC
ND Sara Banyai Cavalier Public School; Cavalier, ND
NE Kathryn Pruter Wauneta-Palisade High School; Wauneta, NE
NV Adam John Bulava Canyon Springs Leadership; North Las Vegas, NV
NY Jennifer Ann Mileski Unatego Jr-Sr High School; Otego, NY
NJ Jerry N. Chambers5 James Baldwin High School; New York, NY
NJ Thomas William Ng Arise Academy Charter School; Philadelphia, PA
OH Jason A. Hunt Washington MS; Washington Court House, OH
OK Kimberly V. L. McKinley Central High School; Tulsa, OK
OR Michael Casey Hawes Seaside High School; Seaside, OR
PA Susan Elaine Earl Montoursville Area High School; Montoursville, PA
RI Joseph William Abarr Exeter West Greenwich HS; West Greenwich, RI
SC Ross Sterling Hill South Florence High School; Florence, SC
SD Christian Pirlet Central High School; Aberdeen, SD
TN Susan Riikola Hines Collierville High School; Collierville, TN
TX Barbara A. Roberts6 L. V. Hightower High School; Missouri City, TX
TX Sharon Gail Wilson Falfurrias High School; Falfurrias, TX
UT Patrick Thurman Alta High School; Sandy, UT
VA Rose Mary Paluch Deep Run High School; Glen Allen, VA
VT April Peet Vos U-32 Junior/Senior High School; Montpelier, VT
WA May Wong Kentridge Senior High School; Kent, WA
WI Craig Keir Brookfield Central High School; Brookfield, WI
WV Adena Dawn Barnette Ripley High School; Ripley, WV
WY Renel Marie Ellis Sheridan Junior High School; Sheridan, WY


Prospective Teachers (Junior Fellows)
Listed by state of legal residence, name, and undergraduate school

HI Janella Ann Myers University of Hawaii-Manoa; Honolulu; HI
KY Elizabeth Diane Todd Transylvania University; Lexington, KY
MA Steven Cromack University of Massachusetts-Amherst; Amherst, MA
MN William Steven Boegeman Minnesota State University-Mankato; Mankato, MN
MS Shelly Ann Cullen University of Southern Mississippi; Hattiesburg, MS
MT Jena Margaret Burke Montana State University; Bozeman, MT
NM Danielle Eileen Gurnea New Mexico State University; Las Cruces, NM

1   Mr. Bullock's fellowship, the Henry Salvatori-James Madison Fellowship, is endowed by the Henry Salvatori Foundation.

2   Ms. Huelsman's fellowship, the McCormick Foundation-James Madison Fellowship, is funded by the McCormick Freedom Project of Chicago, Illinois.

3   Ms. Sheckells' fellowship, the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott-James Madison Fellowship, is funded by the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation of Washington, D.C.

4    Ms. Wregglesworth's fellowship, "The Fellows' Fellowship," is funded in part by contributions from current and alumni James Madison Fellows.

5   Mr. Chambers' fellowship, the Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr.-James Madison Fellowship, is endowed by the Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr. Foundation, Inc. of Delray Beach, Florida.

6   Ms. Roberts' fellowship, the Hatton W. Sumners-James Madison Fellowship, is funded by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation of Dallas, Texas.