May 1, 2019, Press Release
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Alexandria, Virgina announced today that it has selected 53 James Madison Fellows for 2019 in its twenty-eighth 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 civics.
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 53 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 civics 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 www.jamesmadison.gov.
Current Teachers (Senior Fellows)
Listed by state of legal residence, name, and secondary school where they teach
|AL||Marcee E. Hinds||Baker High School, Mobile, AL|
|AR||Vickie Johnston||Cutter Morning Star High School, Hot Springs, AR|
|AR||Ashley J. Haning1||Joe T. Robinson High School, Little Rock, AR|
|AS||Latalata Samuelu||Leone High School, Pago Pago, AS|
|AZ||Kelsey Sercl||West Wing School, Peoria, AZ|
|CA||Jordan Dietrich||Cosumnes Oaks High School, Elk Grove, CA|
|CA||Katherine Orenberg2||Pleasanton Middle School, Pleasanton, CA|
|CO||Barbara Taylor||Pomona High School, Arvada, CO|
|CT||Jonathan McGlynn||Windsor High School, Windsor, CT|
|DC||Gabriele Hall||Fairfax High School, Fairfax, VA|
|DE||Lauren Jester||Odyssey Charter School, Wilmington, DE|
|FL||Bonnie McCarthy3||Bak Middle School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL|
|FL||Maryanne Hipple||Clearwater High School, Clearwater, FL|
|IA||Jessica Dowell||Johnston High School, Johnston, IA|
|ID||Colin Donovan||Coeur d'Alene High School, Coeur d'Alene, ID|
|IL||Kimberly Ferraro4||Lake Zurich High School, Lake Zurich, IL|
|IL||Riley Keltner||Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, MO|
|IN||Rebecca Stoltzfus||Kokomo High School, Kokomo, IN|
|KS||Trevor Ewert||Chanute High School, Chanute, KS|
|KS||Talia Baker||JC Harmon High School, Kansas City, KS|
|KY||Derrick Lindow||Daviess County Middle School, Owensboro, KY|
|MA||Brittany A. Fitzgibbon||Chelsea High School, Chelsea, MA|
|MD||Katherine Corrado||Woodgrove High School, Purcellville, VA|
|MI||Geoffrey V. Wickersham||Groves High School, Beverly Hills, MI|
|MN||Megan P. Thompson||Osseo Senior High School, Osseo, MN|
|MO||Matthew L. Buckles||Guadalup Centers High School, Kansas City, MO|
|MS||Jacie E. Meyers||Ocean Springs Middle School, Ocean Springs, MS|
|NC||Angel Ledbetter||Rutherford Early College High-Reach, Spindale, NC|
|ND||Scott J. Foltz||Jim Hill Middle School, Minot, ND|
|NE||Alise M. Pape||Lincoln East High School, Lincoln, NE|
|NH||Elisabeth K. Conn||Prospect Mountain High School, Alton, NH|
|NJ||Keri A. Giannotti||Bloomfield High School, Bloomfield, NJ|
|NJ||Robert N. Schulte5||Neptune High School, Neptune, NJ|
|NM||Shannon J. Beyer||Villa Santa Maria, Cedar Crest, NM|
|NV||Michael M. Mutzhaus||Basic Academy of International Studies, Henderson, NV|
|NY||Manoj P. Thadhani||Manhasset Senior High School, Manhasset, NY|
|OH||Marilyn M. Orseno||North Royalton High School, North Royalton, OH|
|OH||Lucas E. George6||Franklin High School, Franklin, OH|
|OK||Alona D. Whitebird||Southmoore High School, Moore, OK|
|OR||Joshua T. Nice||Thurston High School, Springfield, OR|
|PA||Larry P. Dorenkamp||North Hills Middle School, Pittsburgh, PA|
|SC||Marc A. Turner||Dent Middle School, Columbia, SC|
|TN||Daniel C. Warner||East High School, Memphis, TN|
|TX||Michael D. Gillette||Boerne Champion High School, Boerne, TX|
|UT||Clifford C. Strieby||Riverton High School, Riverton, UT|
|VA||Anne M. Walker||Louise Benton Middle School, Manassas, VA|
|WA||Stacy Scoles||Sumner-Bonney Lake School District, Sumner, WA|
|WI||Kevin P. Gleeson||St. Thomas More High School, Milwaukee, WI|
|WV||Sonya C. Shockey||Hedgesville High School, Hedgesville, WV|
|WY||Casey S. Swift||Lander Middle School, Lander, WY|
Prospective Teachers (Junior Fellows)
Listed by state of legal residence, name, and undergraduate school
|GA||Megan Copelan||University of Georgia, Athens, GA|
|MD||Isabel C. Russell7||Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, MD|
|MT||Sari Chabot||Carroll College, Helena, MT|
1 Ashley J. Haning's fellowship, the Riggs Benevolent Fund—James Madison Fellowship, is funded by the Riggs Benevolent Fund of Little Rock, Arkansas.
2 Katherine Orenberg's fellowship, the Henry Salvatori—James Madison Fellowship, is endowed by the Henry Salvatori Foundation.
3 Bonnie McCarthy's fellowship, the J. Seward Johnson, Jr.—James Madison Fellowship is endowed by the Atlantic Foundation of Princeton, New Jersey.
4 Kimberly Ferraro’s fellowship, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation—James Madison Fellowship is funded by the McCormick Foundation of Chicago, Illinois.
5 Robert Schulte’s fellowship, the Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr.—James Madison Fellowship, is funded by the Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr. Foundation, Inc. of Roseland, New Jersey.
6 Lucas Georges’s fellowship, “The Fellows’ Fellowship,” is funded in part by contributions from James Madison Fellows.
7 Isabel Russell'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, DC.