May 9, 2005, Press Release
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Washington, D.C., announced today that it has selected 47 James Madison Fellows for the year 2005 in its fourteenth 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 47 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
|Alabama||Bradley K. Lewis1||Ardmore High School; Ardmore, AL|
|Alaska||Charles B. Abolafia||Bethel Regional High School; Bethel, AK|
|Arizona||Megan M. Kirts||Sabino High School; Tucson, AZ|
|Colorado||Debra M. Scott-Jensen||Clear Creek High School; Evergreen, CO|
|Connecticut||Douglas L. Craig||Windham High School; Willimantic, CT|
|Delaware||Michael J. Feldman||Smyrna High School; Smyrna, DE|
|D.C.||Matthew E. Schilling||Winston Churchill High School; Potomac, MD|
|Florida||Melani R. Winter||Keswick Christian School; St. Petersburg, FL|
|Illinois||Catherine E. Peters-Bishir||Neuqua Valley High School; Naperville, IL|
|Indiana||Joshua R. Thompson||Loogootee Jr.-Sr. High School; Loogootee, IN|
|Iowa||Jacqueline A. Norris||Ames High School; Ames, IA|
|Kansas||Kara E. Belew||Campus High School; Wichita, KS|
|Louisiana||Lisa M. Owens||Homer High School; Homer, LA|
|Maryland||Gregory C. Dutton2||Wilde Lake Middle School; Columbia, MD|
|Mississippi||Thomas A. Chapman||Simmons High School; Hollandale, MS|
|Missouri||Lisa M. Smith||Saeger Middle School; Saint Charles, MO|
|Nebraska||William B. Humphreys||Brownell-Talbot School; Omaha, NE|
|Nevada||Joseph E. Enge||Carson High School; Carson City, NV|
|New Mexico||Bruce R. Smith||Rio Rancho High School; Rio Rancho, NM|
|North Dakota||Daniel V. Wakefield||Devils Lake High School; Devils Lake, ND|
|Oklahoma||Ronald W. Parker||Star Spencer High School; Spencer, OK|
|Pennsylvania||Carl F. Ackerman||W. B. Saul H. S. Agric. Science; Philadelphia, PA|
|Rhode Island||Natalie L. O'Brien||North Smithfield Jr.-Sr. High School; North Smithfield, RI|
|South Carolina||Idell R. Koury||Southside Christian School; Simpsonville, SC|
|Tennessee||Jennifer L. Gill||Pope John Paul II High School; Hendersonville, TN|
|Texas||Marcie R. Warner||Amon Carter-Riverside High School; Ft. Worth, TX|
|Utah||Lynette Lake||Brighton High School; Salt Lake City, UT|
|Washington||Lindsey M. Hatch||Tahoma High School; Covington, WA|
|Wisconsin||Alison A. Turner||Sauk Prairie High School; Prairie Du Sac, WI|
|Wyoming||Tyson J. Emborg||Sheridan High School; Sheridan, WY|
Prospective Teachers (Junior Fellows)
Listed by state of legal residence, name, and undergraduate school
|Alabama||Karen L. Boone||Athens State University; Athens, AL|
|California||Melissa S. Binder3||California Lutheran University; Thousand Oaks, CA|
|California||Elisa Perez||Georgetown University; Washington, DC|
|Florida||Stacey L. Repass4||University of Central Florida; Orlando, FL|
|Georgia||Daniel E. Waldroup||University of Georgia; Athens, GA|
|Kentucky||Patrick A. Smith||University of Kentucky; Lexington, KY|
|Massachusetts||Annie R. Pegg||University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth; N. Dartmouth, MA|
|Michigan||Kristin E. James||Lake Superior State University; Sault Sainte Marie, MI|
|Minnesota||Cara H. Sandberg||Brown University; Providence, RI|
|New Jersey||Ronald G. Schildge5||Middlebury College; Middlebury, VT|
|New York||Emily J. Lemanczyk||Hamilton College; Clinton, NY|
|North Carolina||Jessica L. Stone||University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill, NC|
|Ohio||Travis R. Glendenning||Ohio University; Athens, OH|
|South Dakota||Matthew R. Moore||North Dakota State University; Fargo, ND|
|Texas||Anisa L. Coates||University of North Texas; Denton, TX|
|Virginia||Allison R. Paskett||Southern Virginia University; Buena Vista, VA|
|West Virginia||Arysta N. McGill||Marshall University; Huntington, WV|
1 Mr. Lewis's fellowship, "The Fellows' Fellowship," is funded by contributions from current and alumni James Madison Fellows.
2 Mr. Dutton's fellowship is funded by the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation of Washington, D.C.
3 Ms. Binder's fellowship, the Henry Salvatori-James Madison Fellowship, is endowed by the Henry Salvatori Foundation of Los Angeles, California.
4 Ms. Repass's fellowship, the J. Seward Johnson, Sr.-James Madison Fellowship, is endowed by the Atlantic Foundation of Princeton, New Jersey.
5 Mr. Schildge's fellowship, the Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr.-James Madison Fellowship, is endowed by the Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr. Foundation Inc. of Roseland, New Jersey.