May 12, 2010, Press Release

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation Announces 2010 Fellows

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Washington, D.C., announced today that it has selected 58 James Madison Fellows for 2010 in its nineteenth 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 58 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

2010 James Madison Fellows

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

AKRachel M. KohlKwethluk High School; Kwethluk, AK
ALBenjamin R. OsborneVestavia Hills High School; Vestavia Hills, AL
ARMartene L. MourningEpiscopal Collegiate School; Little Rock, AR
AZJaime R. LeveringtonRed Mountain High School; Mesa, AZ
CAJoseph S. BironFoothill High School; Bakersfield, CA
CAScott J. Bradley1Fred C. Beyer High School; Modesto, CA
CADominic J. Caserta IISanta Clara High School; Santa Clara, CA
COJoseph E. CollinsRidgeview Classical School; Fort Collins, CO
CTJennifer C. GembalaCanton Jr-Sr High School; Canton, CT
DCKurt J. BeckerPaul Public Charter School; Washington, DC
DESteven F. ByersLouis L. Redding Middle School; Middletown, DE
FLMichelle M. HubenschmidtMulberry Senior High School; Mulberry, FL
FLJennifer A. Jolley2Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School; Parkland, FL
GALauren M. DworskyPauling County High School; Dallas, GA
HIElizabeth L. BaclayonChiefess Kamakahelei Middle School; Lihue, HI
IACharles C. KannapelEast High School; Des Moines, IA
ILDavid G. ElbaumAdlai E. Stevenson High School; Lincolnshire, IL
ILKyle T. Hickman3Wheaton-Warrenville South High School; Wheaton, IL
INWilliam L. LoriganChristian Academy of Indiana; New Albany, IN
KSDonna R. DevlinSmith Center Jr-Sr High School; Smith Center, KS
LAJohn James NorthHelen Cox High School; Harvey, LA
MAChristine ChuFramingham High School; Wellesley, MA
MDFrancis J. Eder4West Nottingham Academy; Colora, MD
MDTiferet Malka ReillyParkland Magnet Middle School; Rockville, MD
MIPatricia Ann GrayFenton High School; Fenton, MI
MIMichelle Dianne HolowickiBrighton High School; Brighton, MI
MNHeather Sue LoeschkeCannon Falls Jr-Sr High School; Cannon Falls, MN
MOJacquelyn Suzanne WamserMehlville Senior High School; Saint Louis, MO
MSDavid Joel PinnowLewisburg High School; Olive Branch, MS
NCTiffany R. RhodesRichlands High School; Richlands, NC
NDSusan H. ReinhillerStanding Rock Grant School; Fort Yates, ND
NJStuart M. Wexler5Highstown High School; Highstown, NJ
NMDavid J. HillRobertson High School; Las Vegas, NM
NMMarisa Jamie Silva6Valley High School; Albuquerque, NM
NVKeith Ivan CooperMoapa Valley High School; Overton, NV
NYAmber McLain QuinnShenendehowa High School; Clifton Park, NY
OHJill D. WiseGlen Oak High School; Canton, OH
OKPamela K. DuncanMustang Middle School; Mustang, OK
OKChristina E. Gause7Cleveland Middle School; Tulsa, OK
ORAlison L. JessieFukuoka International School; Fukuoka, Japan
PAJason M. ToddCharles Carroll High School; Philadelphia, PA
RIJames J. Betres Jr.Portsmouth High School; Portsmouth, RI
SCBrandi E. CookMarion High School; Marion, SC
TXPatience D. LeBlanc8Liberty High School; Frisco, TX
TXMargaret T. Wilkening9Lamar Consolidated High School; Rosenberg, TX
UTEric M. WallCopper Hills High School; West Jordan, UT
VAMelinda A. SloanTabb High School; Yorktown, VA
WIMichael L. ElleryNathan Hale High School; West Allis, WI
WVJames A. WendtNitro High School; Nitro, WV
WYShawn M. DelaneyCY Junior High School; Casper, WY


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

KYMark L. SmithUniversity of Kentucky; Lexington, KY
MEDerek B. AndersonColgate University; Hamilton, NY
NETrevor James ShalonPeru State College; Peru, NE
NHAdam D. KraussSuffolk University; Boston, MA
NJTimothy Charles McCallBates College; Lewiston, ME
TNRebecca M. BeardUniversity of Memphis; Memphis, TN
TXTracy AllenUniversity of Texas, Austin; Austin, TX
WAJason W. SchummanUniversity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill, NC

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

2   Ms. Jolley's fellowship, the J. Seward Johnson, Sr.-James Madison Fellowship, is endowed by the Atlantic Foundation of Princeton, New Jersey.

3   Mr. Hickman's fellowship, the McCormick Foundation-James Madison Fellowship, is funded by the McCormick Freedom Project of Chicago, Illinois.

4   Mr. Elder's 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.

5   Mr. Wexler's 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. Silva's fellowship, The Hatton W. Sumners-James Madison Fellowship, is funded by The Hatton W. Sumners Foundation of Dallas, Texas.

7   Ms. Gause's fellowship, The Hatton W. Sumners-James Madison Fellowship, is funded by The Hatton W. Sumners Foundation of Dallas, Texas.

8   Ms. LeBlanc's fellowship, The Hatton W. Sumners-James Madison Fellowship, is funded by The Hatton W. Sumners Foundation of Dallas, Texas.

9   Ms. Wilkening's fellowship, "The Fellows' Fellowship," is funded in part by contributions from current and alumni James Madison Fellows. A special acknowledgement for the funds received from the Major William Stevenson, Sr. Memorial Fund in honor of the late Major William Stevenson, Sr., '95 (TX).