Eastside Catholic High School Teacher Awarded James Madison Fellowship
Posted 06/28/2017 03:09PM
Eastside Catholic High School (Sammamish, WA) Social Studies Teacher David Dingler, an EC alum from the Class 2008, has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation which will fund up to $24,000 of Mr. Dingler’s studies towards a master’s degree.
The fellowship, directed toward current and prospective teachers of American history and social studies, supports graduate study of the history and principles of the U.S. Constitution. A total of 53 fellowships were awarded in 2017 to applicants from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the nation’s island and trust territories.
Funded by income from a trust fund in the Treasury of the United States and from additional private gifts, corporate contributions and foundation grants, the fellowship requires each recipient to teach American history or social studies in a secondary school for at least one year for each year of fellowship support. The fellowship’s goal is to recognize distinguished teachers, strengthen their knowledge of the American constitutional government and expose the nation’s students to accurate knowledge of the constitutional heritage of the United States.
Eastside Catholic High School Principal Dr. Justyna King said, “I am so proud of David’s dedication to civic engagement and continual professional growth. This very impressive honor is one of many awarded to the high caliber faculty at EC. I could not be prouder of David!”
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to improve teaching about the U.S. Constitution in secondary schools. The Foundation is an independent agency of the Executive Branch of the federal government.