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 www.jamesmadison.gov.
Current Teachers (Senior Fellows)
Listed by state of legal residence, name, and secondary school where they teach
|AK||Rachel M. Kohl||Kwethluk High School; Kwethluk, AK|
|AL||Benjamin R. Osborne||Vestavia Hills High School; Vestavia Hills, AL|
|AR||Martene L. Mourning||Episcopal Collegiate School; Little Rock, AR|
|AZ||Jaime R. Leverington||Red Mountain High School; Mesa, AZ|
|CA||Joseph S. Biron||Foothill High School; Bakersfield, CA|
|CA||Scott J. Bradley1||Fred C. Beyer High School; Modesto, CA|
|CA||Dominic J. Caserta II||Santa Clara High School; Santa Clara, CA|
|CO||Joseph E. Collins||Ridgeview Classical School; Fort Collins, CO|
|CT||Jennifer C. Gembala||Canton Jr-Sr High School; Canton, CT|
|DC||Kurt J. Becker||Paul Public Charter School; Washington, DC|
|DE||Steven F. Byers||Louis L. Redding Middle School; Middletown, DE|
|FL||Michelle M. Hubenschmidt||Mulberry Senior High School; Mulberry, FL|
|FL||Jennifer A. Jolley2||Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School; Parkland, FL|
|GA||Lauren M. Dworsky||Pauling County High School; Dallas, GA|
|HI||Elizabeth L. Baclayon||Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School; Lihue, HI|
|IA||Charles C. Kannapel||East High School; Des Moines, IA|
|IL||David G. Elbaum||Adlai E. Stevenson High School; Lincolnshire, IL|
|IL||Kyle T. Hickman3||Wheaton-Warrenville South High School; Wheaton, IL|
|IN||William L. Lorigan||Christian Academy of Indiana; New Albany, IN|
|KS||Donna R. Devlin||Smith Center Jr-Sr High School; Smith Center, KS|
|LA||John James North||Helen Cox High School; Harvey, LA|
|MA||Christine Chu||Framingham High School; Wellesley, MA|
|MD||Francis J. Eder4||West Nottingham Academy; Colora, MD|
|MD||Tiferet Malka Reilly||Parkland Magnet Middle School; Rockville, MD|
|MI||Patricia Ann Gray||Fenton High School; Fenton, MI|
|MI||Michelle Dianne Holowicki||Brighton High School; Brighton, MI|
|MN||Heather Sue Loeschke||Cannon Falls Jr-Sr High School; Cannon Falls, MN|
|MO||Jacquelyn Suzanne Wamser||Mehlville Senior High School; Saint Louis, MO|
|MS||David Joel Pinnow||Lewisburg High School; Olive Branch, MS|
|NC||Tiffany R. Rhodes||Richlands High School; Richlands, NC|
|ND||Susan H. Reinhiller||Standing Rock Grant School; Fort Yates, ND|
|NJ||Stuart M. Wexler5||Highstown High School; Highstown, NJ|
|NM||David J. Hill||Robertson High School; Las Vegas, NM|
|NM||Marisa Jamie Silva6||Valley High School; Albuquerque, NM|
|NV||Keith Ivan Cooper||Moapa Valley High School; Overton, NV|
|NY||Amber McLain Quinn||Shenendehowa High School; Clifton Park, NY|
|OH||Jill D. Wise||Glen Oak High School; Canton, OH|
|OK||Pamela K. Duncan||Mustang Middle School; Mustang, OK|
|OK||Christina E. Gause7||Cleveland Middle School; Tulsa, OK|
|OR||Alison L. Jessie||Fukuoka International School; Fukuoka, Japan|
|PA||Jason M. Todd||Charles Carroll High School; Philadelphia, PA|
|RI||James J. Betres Jr.||Portsmouth High School; Portsmouth, RI|
|SC||Brandi E. Cook||Marion High School; Marion, SC|
|TX||Patience D. LeBlanc8||Liberty High School; Frisco, TX|
|TX||Margaret T. Wilkening9||Lamar Consolidated High School; Rosenberg, TX|
|UT||Eric M. Wall||Copper Hills High School; West Jordan, UT|
|VA||Melinda A. Sloan||Tabb High School; Yorktown, VA|
|WI||Michael L. Ellery||Nathan Hale High School; West Allis, WI|
|WV||James A. Wendt||Nitro High School; Nitro, WV|
|WY||Shawn M. Delaney||CY Junior High School; Casper, WY|
Prospective Teachers (Junior Fellows)
Listed by state of legal residence, name, and undergraduate school
|KY||Mark L. Smith||University of Kentucky; Lexington, KY|
|ME||Derek B. Anderson||Colgate University; Hamilton, NY|
|NE||Trevor James Shalon||Peru State College; Peru, NE|
|NH||Adam D. Krauss||Suffolk University; Boston, MA|
|NJ||Timothy Charles McCall||Bates College; Lewiston, ME|
|TN||Rebecca M. Beard||University of Memphis; Memphis, TN|
|TX||Tracy Allen||University of Texas, Austin; Austin, TX|
|WA||Jason W. Schumman||University 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).