Hoover High School Educator Chosen for James Madison Fellowship

Jason Danielson, Hoover High School social studies teacher, has received the 2011 James Madison Fellowship for the state of Iowa. The James Madison Fellowship is a prestigious national award that selects one teacher per state to receive their master’s degree funded through the James Madison Foundation.

James Madison fellows are selected after an application process and will each receive an award of $24,000, prorated over the individual period of study. Fellowship payments cover the actual costs of tuition, required fees, books, and room and board but cannot exceed $12,000 per academic year.

“I am honored to represent Iowa as a James Madison Fellow,” said Danielson. “This is an exciting opportunity to improve myself by pursuing a master’s degree in American History with an emphasis on the Constitution, which also will benefit my students as I will be able to bring current research, a high level of knowledge, and exciting new content and teaching ideas to the classroom,” said Danielson.

Chris Kannapel, East High School U.S History instructor, received the James Madison Fellowship award in 2010.