May 18, 2011, Press Release

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation Announces 2011 Fellows

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Washington, D.C., announced today that it has selected 57 James Madison Fellows for 2011 in its twentieth 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 57 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 agency of the executive branch of the federal government. Additional information may be found at

2011 James Madison Fellows

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

AKBrandon Stuart BarterWest Anchorage High School; Anchorage, AK
ALCharles Brooks EtheredgeStanhope Elmore High School; Millbrook, AL
ARCharles D. WilliamsConway High School East; Conway, AR
AZNancie LindblomSkyline High School; Mesa, AZ
CAChristoph Tanner BrownRiverside Poly High School; Riverside, CA
CADennis Robert Bullock1Providence High School; Burbank, CA
COStephanie Diane WalshRangeview High School; Aurora, CO
CTErik John JohnsonPark City Magnet School; Bridgeport, CT
DCKenya Ayanna DoylePhelps Career Senior High School; Washington, DC
DEWilliam J. SutherlandSalesianum School; Wilmington, DE
FLChristopher V. CarlMelbourne High School; Melbourne, FL
FLJennifer L. PhippsDeerlake Middle School; Tallahassee, FL
GAKelly Waters RodgersTeach Charter High School; Alpharetta, GA
IAJason Lee DanielsonHoover High School; Des Moines, IA
IDJames Patrick MoranPathways Middle School; Meridian, ID
ILKimberly Ann Huelsman2Carl Sandburg High School; Orland Park, IL
ILAndrea Lynn ClarkRich South High School; Richton Park, IL
INJill Renee BaisingerCathedral High School; Indianapolis, IN
KSShawn HornungWamego High School; Wamego, KS
LAAshley Elizabeth HeyerWoodlawn High School; Baton Rouge, LA
MDBrigette Nicole Sheckells3Franklin Senior High School; Reisterstown, MD
MDSandra Jean SmithFaith Christian School; Westminster, MD
MERichard MeserveWindham High School; Windham, ME
MIKymberli April Wregglesworth4Onaway High School; Onaway, MI
MIPeter BartelsNouvel Catholic Central High School; Saginaw, MI
MOJulie Caprice NelsonGallatin R-V High School; Gallatin, MO
NCDaniel HelmsNorthwest Cabarrus High School; Concord, NC
NDSara BanyaiCavalier Public School; Cavalier, ND
NEKathryn PruterWauneta-Palisade High School; Wauneta, NE
NVAdam John BulavaCanyon Springs Leadership; North Las Vegas, NV
NYJennifer Ann MileskiUnatego Jr-Sr High School; Otego, NY
NJJerry N. Chambers5James Baldwin High School; New York, NY
NJThomas William NgArise Academy Charter School; Philadelphia, PA
OHJason A. HuntWashington MS; Washington Court House, OH
OKKimberly V. L. McKinleyCentral High School; Tulsa, OK
ORMichael Casey HawesSeaside High School; Seaside, OR
PASusan Elaine EarlMontoursville Area High School; Montoursville, PA
RIJoseph William AbarrExeter West Greenwich HS; West Greenwich, RI
SCRoss Sterling HillSouth Florence High School; Florence, SC
SDChristian PirletCentral High School; Aberdeen, SD
TNSusan Riikola HinesCollierville High School; Collierville, TN
TXBarbara A. Roberts6L. V. Hightower High School; Missouri City, TX
TXSharon Gail WilsonFalfurrias High School; Falfurrias, TX
UTPatrick ThurmanAlta High School; Sandy, UT
VARose Mary PaluchDeep Run High School; Glen Allen, VA
VTApril Peet VosU-32 Junior/Senior High School; Montpelier, VT
WAMay WongKentridge Senior High School; Kent, WA
WICraig KeirBrookfield Central High School; Brookfield, WI
WVAdena Dawn BarnetteRipley High School; Ripley, WV
WYRenel Marie EllisSheridan Junior High School; Sheridan, WY


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

HIJanella Ann MyersUniversity of Hawaii-Manoa; Honolulu; HI
KYElizabeth Diane ToddTransylvania University; Lexington, KY
MASteven CromackUniversity of Massachusetts-Amherst; Amherst, MA
MNWilliam Steven BoegemanMinnesota State University-Mankato; Mankato, MN
MSShelly Ann CullenUniversity of Southern Mississippi; Hattiesburg, MS
MTJena Margaret BurkeMontana State University; Bozeman, MT
NMDanielle Eileen GurneaNew Mexico State University; Las Cruces, NM

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

2   Ms. Huelsman's fellowship, the McCormick Foundation-James Madison Fellowship, is funded by the McCormick Freedom Project of Chicago, Illinois.

3   Ms. Sheckells' 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.

4    Ms. Wregglesworth's fellowship, "The Fellows' Fellowship," is funded in part by contributions from current and alumni James Madison Fellows.

5   Mr. Chambers' 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. Roberts' fellowship, the Hatton W. Sumners-James Madison Fellowship, is funded by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation of Dallas, Texas.