May 21, 2003, Press Release
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Washington, D.C., announced today that it has selected 56 James Madison Fellows for the year 2003 in its twelfth 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 toward a master's degree. That program must include a concentration of courses on the history and principles of the United States Constitution.
The 56 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 Act of Congress in 1986, the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation is an independent establishment of the executive branch of the federal government. Additional information may be found at www.jamesmadison.com.
Current Teachers (Senior Fellows)
Listed by state of legal residence, name, and secondary school where they teach
|Alabama||Ben D. Sciacca||Restoration Academy; Fairfield, AL|
|Alaska||Jennifer L. Faris||Bartlett High School; Anchorage, AK|
|Arizona||Michael B. Suchowierski||Kingman Academy of Learning; Kingman, AZ|
|California||Mark D. Allendorf 1||Jordan Middle School; Palo Alto, CA|
|California||Zachary A. Crowell||Turlock High School; Turlock, CA|
|California||Richard A. Vanden Bosch 2||Hickman Middle School; Hickman, CA|
|Colorado||Robert J. Warmack||Clear Creek High School; Evergreen, CO|
|Connecticut||Nora M. Mocarski||Wamogo Regional High School; Litchfield, CT|
|Florida||Michelle L. Hoffman||Tampa Catholic High School; Tampa, FL|
|Florida||Ronald J. Miller 3||Jewett Academy; Winter Haven, FL|
|Georgia||Daniel C. Byrd||Northgate High School; Newnan, GA|
|Hawaii||Rachel H. Lau||Punahou School; Honolulu, HI|
|Idaho||Karen L. Coughenour||Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy; Coeur d'Alene, ID|
|Iowa||Daniel E. Kelly||Valley Southwoods Freshman High School; West Des Moines, IA|
|Kansas||Scott D. Harder||Goddard Senior High School; Goddard, KS|
|Kentucky||Rebecca G. Williams||Bryan Station Senior High School; Lexington, KY|
|Louisiana||Patricia S. Arceneaux||Our Lady of Divine Providence School; Metairie, LA|
|Maine||Stephanie A. Doane||Deering High School; Portland, ME|
|Maryland||Stephen M. Miller||Walter Johnson High School; Bethesda, MD|
|Maryland||Karl E. Sanzenbacher 4||Roland Park Elementary/Middle School; Baltimore, MD|
|Michigan||Connie L. Beson||Central High School; Bay City, MI|
|Minnesota||Marcie R. Greenwaldt||Delano Senior High School; Delano, MN|
|Mississippi||John D. Roach||Saint Andrew's Episcopal School; Ridgeland, MS|
|Missouri||Bradley D. Griffith||Metro Academic & Classical Hs; Saint Louis, MO|
|Nebraska||Mark D. Smith||Millard West High School; Omaha, NE|
|Nevada||Brett A. Barry||Spanish Springs High School; Sparks, NV|
|New Jersey||Christy E. Marrella||Rosa International Middle School; Cherry Hill, NJ|
|New Mexico||Ivy P. Farguheson||Menaul School; Albuquerque, NM|
|North Dakota||Brian Ham||La Moure High School; La Moure, ND|
|Ohio||Heather L. Merckens||Huron High School; Huron, OH|
|Pennsylvania||Lynne M. O'Hara||Germantown Academy; Fort Washington, PA|
|South Dakota||Karen J. Koupal||Rapid City Academy; Rapid City, SD|
|Tennessee||Kevin T. Brewer||Big Sandy High School; Big Sandy, TN|
|Texas||Scott D. Crossno 5||Pearland High School; Pearland, TX|
|Texas||Stephen M. Popp 6||Plano Senior High School; Plano, TX|
|Utah||Kathleen M. Tundermann||Rowland Hall-St Mark's School; Salt Lake City, UT|
|Vermont||Thomas J. Bohler||Bellows Falls Union High School; Bellows Falls, VT|
|Virginia||Edward A. Bosha||Meadowbrook High School; Richmond, VA|
|Washington||Andrea Y. Kozak||Hawkins Middle School; Belfair, WA|
|Wisconsin||Marc C. Lundquist||South Middle School; Eau Claire, WI|
Prospective Teachers (Junior Fellows)
Listed by state of legal residence, name, and undergraduate school
|Arkansas||George D. Schieffler||University of the South; Sewanee, TN|
|Delaware||Vincent F. Monsen||University of Delaware; Newark, DE|
|District of Columbia||Tynika T. Young||Saint Peter's College; Jersey City, NJ|
|Illinois||Kristen M. Benson||Georgetown University; Washington, DC|
|Indiana||Michael E. Simms||Indiana University at Bloomington; Bloomington, IN|
|Massachusetts||Whitney H. Davidson||Grinnell College; Grinnell, IA|
|Montana||Richard M. Stern||University of California-Berkeley; Berkeley, CA|
|New Jersey||Sarah A. Figlewski 7||Wesleyan University; Middletown, CT|
|New York||Caren B. Lee||Brown University; Providence, RI|
|North Carolina||John M. Moseley||University of North Carolina-Greensboro; Greensboro, NC|
|Oregon||Kristin M. Ferrales||Stanford University; Stanford, CA|
|Rhode Island||Erik J. Chaput||Providence College; Providence, RI|
|South Carolina||Cynthia J. Welborn||Erskine College; Due West, SC|
|Texas||Melinda A. Lemke||Bucknell University; Lewisburg, PA|
|West Virginia||Joanna L. Reynolds||West Virginia University; Morgantown, WV|
|Wyoming||Chase L. Anfinson||University of Wyoming; Laramie, WY|
1 Mr. Allendorf's fellowship, "The Fellows' Fellowship," is funded by contributions from current and alumni James Madison Fellows.
2 Mr. Vanden Bosch's fellowship, the Henry Salvatori-James Madison Fellowship, is endowed by the Henry Salvatori Foundation of Los Angeles, California.
3 Mr. Miller's fellowship, the J. Seward Johnson, Sr.-James Madison Fellowship, is endowed by the Atlantic Foundation of Princeton, New Jersey.
4 Mr. Sanzenbacher's fellowship is funded by the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation of Washington, D.C.
5 Mr. Crossno's fellowship is funded by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation of Dallas, Texas.
6 Mr. Popp's fellowship is funded by the Rockwell Fund, Inc., of Houston, Texas.
7 Ms. Figlewski's fellowship, the Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr.-James Madison Fellowship, is endowed by the Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr. Foundation, Inc., of Roseland, New Jersey.