Traci Ann Schladweiler has been selected for a James Madison Fellowship. Ms. Schladweiler is a teacher at Wright Junior-Senior High School. The Madison Fellowship is awarded to one teacher in each state. Ms. Schladweiler is Wyoming’s recipient for the 2014 school year. The fellowship is a grant of $24,000 dollars for the recipient to earn a Master’s degree in American government or history which concentrates on constitutional issues. The award is named for the fourth president of the United States, Mr. James Madison. President Madison is remembered in American History as the “Father of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.” The award is given to outstanding teachers who plan on teaching within their subject area for many years and attempts to improve classroom instruction about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Ms. Schladweiler will finish her Master’s at the end of this school year.
Ms. Schladweiler just returned from a month long training about the Constitution in Washington, D.C. and Georgetown studying with other Madison fellows from across the nation. Ms. Schladweiler said, “The experience in D.C. and Georgetown was phenomenal and gave her a different perspective in how to teach the constitution to her students.”