May 12, 2004, Press Release
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Washington, D.C., announced today that it has selected 54 James Madison Fellows for the year 2004 in its thirteenth 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 54 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 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
|Alaska||Anthony R. Jensen||Wasilla High School; Wasilla, AK|
|Arizona||Edward W. Denny||Tempe Preparatory Academy; Tempe, AZ|
|Arkansas||Brandie K. Benton||Hot Springs High School; Hot Springs, AR|
|California||Shannon D. Hobbs1||Bernardo Heights Middle School; San Diego, CA|
|California||Kristopher W. Kiebler2||Long Beach Renaissance High School for the Arts; Long Beach, CA|
|California||Stacy E. Salz||Torrey Pines High School; Encinitas, CA|
|Colorado||Jeffery R. Appelhans||William J. Palmer High School; Colorado Springs, CO|
|Florida||Regina F. Stuck||Homestead Middle School; Homestead, FL|
|Georgia||Marie A. Fiorentino||Webb Bridge Middle School; Alpharetta, GA|
|Hawaii||Alyson J. Fink||James B. Castle High School; Kaneohe, HI|
|Indiana||James P. Kendall||Booker T. Washington Alternative High School; Terre Haute, IN|
|Iowa||Noah M. Lawrence||Lamoni Community School; Lamoni, IA|
|Kansas||Curtis R. White||Indian Woods Middle School; Overland Park, KS|
|Kentucky||Jon K. Mansfield||Montgomery County High School; Mt. Sterling, KY|
|Maryland||Daniel J. Gallagher3||Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School; Bethesda, MD|
|Maryland||Jaime L. Thompson||Windsor Knolls Middle School; Ijamsville, MD|
|Massachusetts||Joshua C. Otlin||Hudson High School; Hudson, MA|
|Minnesota||Kathryn M. Shaughnessy||Burnsville Senior High School; Burnsville, MN|
|Mississippi||Ashley R. Pollock||DeSoto County Alternative Center; Hernando, MS|
|Missouri||Jill A. Villasana||Jefferson Junior High School; Columbia, MO|
|Montana||Bruce H. Guthrie||Flathead High School; Kalispell, MT|
|Nebraska||Kevin J. Rippe||Lincoln East High School; Lincoln, NE|
|Nevada||Milton M. Hyams||Incline High School; Incline Village, NV|
|New Jersey||Merideth L. Getsinger||Union High School; Union, NJ|
|New Mexico||Mary L. Romero||New Mexico Boys School; Springer, NM|
|New York||Robert L. Sandler||Stuyvesant High School; New York, NY|
|North Dakota||Stephanie L. Holland||Tahoma High School; Kent, WA|
|Ohio||Stacey L. McSkimin||SuccessTech Academy; Cleveland, OH|
|Oklahoma||James F. Caylor||Southeast High School; Oklahoma City, OK|
|Oregon||Joyce E. Garland||Sheridan High School; Sheridan, OR|
|Pennsylvania||Janet L. Ranheim||Lincoln Academy; Bridgeport, PA|
|South Dakota||Loretta L. Wellentin4||Rock Creek Grant School; Bullhead, SD|
|South Dakota||Barnaby D. Cook||Chester Area School; Chester, SD|
|Tennessee||Linda M. Coslett||Clinton Middle School; Clinton, TN|
|Texas||Lisa L. Dishongh5||Alice Johnson Junior High School; Channelview, TX|
|Texas||Philip L. Gensheimer||Saint Thomas High School; Houston, TX|
|Utah||Dawn L. Hauser||Granite High School; Salt Lake City, UT|
|Vermont||Elizabeth LeBrun||Poultney High School; Poultney, VT|
|Virginia||Eric V. Henderson||Lake Braddock Secondary School; Burke, VA|
|Washington||Kevin L. Workman||Mead Senior High School; Spokane, WA|
|West Virginia||Joseph J. Sisler||Moorefield Middle School; Moorefield, WV|
|Wisconsin||Christine E. Kadonsky||Wausau West High School; Wausau, WI|
|Wyoming||Aaron J. Hinton||Centennial Junior High School; Casper, WY|
Prospective Teachers (Junior Fellows)
Listed by state of legal residence, name, and undergraduate school
|Alabama||Julie C. Bryant||Auburn University; Auburn, AL|
|Connecticut||Jason Vanderburgh||Boston College; Chestnut Hill, MA|
|District of Columbia||Christina M. Imholt||University of Chicago; Chicago, IL|
|Florida||Emma L. Kiziah6||University of Florida; Gainesville, FL|
|Illinois||Ryan E. Ervin||Eastern Illinois University; Charleston, IL|
|Louisiana||Julie E. Harris||Loyola University New Orleans; New Orleans, LA|
|New Hampshire||Christopher G. Ulrich||University of Maryland-College Park; College Park, MD|
|New Jersey||Felice Pagnotta7||Fairleigh Dickinson University; Teaneck, NJ|
|North Carolina||Kellie A. Wilson||North Carolina State University; Raleigh, NC|
|Northern Mariana Islands||Natalie P. Hill||Northern Marianas College; Saipan, MP|
|South Carolina||Patrick L. Kelly||University of South Carolina-Columbia; Columbia, SC|
1 Ms. Hobbs' fellowship, the Henry Salvatori-James Madison Fellowship, is endowed by the Henry Salvatori Foundation of Los Angeles, California.
2 Mr. Keibler's fellowship is funded by an anonymous donor.
3 Mr. Gallagher's fellowship is funded by the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation of Washington, D.C.
4 Ms. Wellentin's fellowship, "The Fellows' Fellowship," is funded by contributions from current and alumni James Madison Fellows.
5 Ms. Dishongh's fellowship is funded by the Rockwell Fund, Inc. of Houston, Texas.
6 Ms. Kiziah's fellowship, the J. Seward Johnson, Sr.-James Madison Fellowship, is endowed by the Atlantic Foundation of Princeton, New Jersey.
7 Ms. Pagnotta's fellowship, the Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr.-James Madison Fellowship, is endowed by the Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr. Foundation Inc. of Roseland, New Jersey.