Patricia Everett, a social studies teacher at Father Lopez High School in Daytona Beach, was recently awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Washington, D.C. The award is presented annually to promising and distinguished history or social studies teachers to strengthen their knowledge of the origins and development of American constitutional government, thus exposing our country’s high school students to an accurate account of our nation’s constitutional heritage.
Ms. Everett was among the 58 recipients of 2012 fellowships. She will receive up to $24,000 towards her master’s degree studies, which must include a concentration of courses on the history and principles of the U.S. Constitution.
Now in its 21st year of competition, the James Madison Fellowship was named in honor of the fourth president of the United States and acknowledged “Father of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.” It draws applicants from across the country, as well as the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the nation’s island and trust territories.
Congratulations Patricia Everett!