The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation selected Templeton Middle School teacher Rhonda Watton the Wisconsin state recipient of its 2015 fellowship. Named in honor of the fourth U.S. president, James Madison fellowships support American history graduate study by aspiring and experienced secondary school teachers.
Watton, a Templeton social studies teacher since 1998, was selected among applicants from each of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. territories. The award recognizes promising and distinguished teachers to strengthen their knowledge and understanding of American constitutional government. Its aim is to expose American students to accurate knowledge of the nation’s constitutional heritage. James Madison Fellowships fund up to $24,000 towards a master’s degree with a concentration in history and U.S. Constitution principles.
Founded by an act of Congress in 1986, the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation is an independent federal agency. Additional information may be found at www.jamesmadison.gov.