May 24, 2012, Press Release
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Washington, D.C., announced today that it has selected 58 James Madison Fellows for 2012 in its twenty-first 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 Fellows course of study towards a masters 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 nations 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 nations secondary school students to accurate knowledge of the nations 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
|AZ||Allison M. Fluke||Rio Rico High School; Rio Rico, AZ|
|CA||Juan F. Resendez||Irvine High School; Irvine, CA|
|CO||Whitney Barnes||Lakewood Senior High School; Lakewood, CO|
|CT||Jennifer L. Britner||Berlin High School; Berlin, CT|
|DE||Joseph F. Gioffre||Salesianum School; Wilmington, DE|
|FL||Patricia C. Everett1||Father Lopez High School; Daytona Beach, FL|
|FL||Stephen Hansen||Winter Park High School; Winter Park, FL|
|FL||Kari M. Ramsey||Harmony High School; Harmony, FL|
|GA||Jason E. Butler||DeKalb Early College Academy; Stone Mountain, GA|
|GA||Kevin P. Rhoads||Dominion Christian School; Marietta, GA|
|ID||Joshua M. Warwick||Kimberly Middle School; Kimberly, ID|
|IL||Jeffrey Lobo2||Zion-Benton Township High School; Zion, IL|
|IN||Kyle J. Davis||Elkhart Memorial High School; Elkhart, IN|
|IA||Franklin W. Dea||Cumberland Anita Messina High School; Anita, IA|
|KS||Robert John Ovsak||Emporia Middle School; Emporia, KS|
|KY||Brett Alan Pritchett||University Heights Academy; Hopkinsville, KY|
|LA||Alicia Nicole Fergerson||Central Private School; Baker, LA|
|ME||Martin Schmeisser Bressler||Saint Dominic Regional High School; Auburn, ME|
|MD||Kimberly Cherie Moore3||Gaithersburg High School; Gaithersburg, MD|
|MD||Kathryn Marie Wathen||Westlake High School; Waldorf, MD|
|MA||Steven Patrick Moynihan||Barnstable High School; Hyannis, MA|
|MI||Anthony Robert Brey||Garber High School; Essexville, MI|
|MI||Tricia Kremke||Potters House High School; Grand Rapids, MI|
|MN||Eric Colin Swiggum Cameron||Metro Heights Academy; Columbia Heights, MN|
|MN||Shannon Mary McLean||Royalton High School; Royalton, MN|
|MS||DeAnna Rose Roessling||Biloxi High School; Biloxi, MS|
|MO||Gregory Joseph Brenner||Alta Vista Education Center; Kansas City, MO|
|MT||Brad M. Faulhaber||Sidney High School; Sidney, MT|
|NE||Tyler Maxon||Sacred Heart School; Lincoln, NE|
|NV||Kylie Irene Miller||Spanish Springs High School; Sparks, NV|
|NH||Stephen Bernard Vetack||Milford High School; Milford, NH|
|NJ||Andrew Vernon4||Woodbury High School; Woodbury, NJ|
|NJ||Samantha Western||Livingston High School; Livingston, NJ|
|NM||David Robert Scroggs||Arrowhead Park Early College High School; Las Cruces, NM|
|NY||Marc Skelton||Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School; New York, NY|
|NC||Brandi Layne Philipps||Pamlico County High School; Bayboro, NC|
|OH||Jason Milczewski||Revere High School; Richfield, OH|
|OK||Dionne Nichelle Lewis||Central Junior High School; Tulsa, OK|
|OR||Brian Kenneth Scott Johnson||Pendleton High School; Pendleton, OR|
|PA||Katherine L. Hagee||Wilson High School; West Lawn, PA|
|RI||Bryan-Keith J. Nordan||Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program; Providence, RI|
|SC||Mark D. Welch||Walhalla Senior High School; Walhalla, SC|
|TN||Mark Harold Brunton||Saint Andrew's-Sewanee School; Sewanee, TN|
|TX||Maureen Mary Gray||Taylor High School; Taylor, TX|
|TX||Jennifer Stewart Venable||Waxahachie High School; Waxahachie, TX|
|UT||Cody L. Nesbit||Alta High School; Sandy, UT|
|VA||Cynthia Burgett||Rachel Carson Middle School; Herndon, VA|
|WA||Brock Anderson||Wahluke High School; Mattawa, WA|
|WV||Derek Hughes||Washington High School; Charles Town, WV|
|WI||James Edward Huston||Bloomer Senior High School; Bloomer, WI|
|WY||Brent Michael Jurgensen||Natrona County High School; Casper, WY|
Prospective Teachers (Junior Fellows)
Listed by state of legal residence, name, and undergraduate school
|AK||Nathan W. Walters||University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Minneapolis, MN|
|AL||Melissa K. McDonough||University of Alabama; Tuscaloosa, AL|
|AR||Rebecca A. Schaeffer||Henderson State University; Arkadelphia, AR|
|CA||Alyse Romero5||California State University; San Bernardino, CA|
|CA||Kate A. Stephensen||Northwestern University; Evanston, IL|
|IL||Laura Koroski||Connecticut College; New London, CT|
|MO||Michael W. Stevenson6||University of Iowa; Iowa City, IA|
1 Ms. Patricia C. Everetts fellowship, the J. Seward Johnson, Sr.-James Madison Fellowship, is endowed by the Atlantic Foundation of Princeton, New Jersey.
2 Mr. Jeffrey Lobos fellowship, the McCormick Foundation-James Madison Fellowship, is funded by the Robert McCormick Foundation of Chicago, Illinois.
3 Ms. Kimberly C. Moores 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 Mr. Andrew Vernons fellowship, the Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr.-James Madison Fellowship, is endowed by the Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr. Foundation, Inc., of Delray Beach, Florida.
5 Ms. Alyse Romeros fellowship, the Henry Salvatori-James Madison Fellowship, is endowed by the Henry Salvatori Foundation.
6 Mr. Michael W. Stevensons fellowship, The Fellows Fellowship, is funded in part by contributions from current and alumni James Madison Fellows.