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Honors and Recognitions

Posted: May 3, 2010

Marisa Silva named a James Madison Fellow

Marisa Silva – bilingual World History teacher, U.S. History teacher and bilingual coordinator at Valley High School – has been named a James Madison Fellow. James Madison Fellowships support the graduate study of American history by aspiring and experienced secondary school teachers of American history, American government, and social studies.

Named in honor of the fourth president of the United States, a James Madison Fellowship funds up to $24,000 of each Fellow's course of study toward a graduate degree. That program must include a concentration of courses on the history and principles of the United States Constitution. The award is intended to recognize promising and distinguished teachers, to strengthen their knowledge of the origins and development of American constitutional government and thus to expose the nation's secondary school students to accurate knowledge of the nation's constitutional heritage. Funded by an Act of Congress in 1986, the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation is an independent establishment of the executive branch of the federal government.

The Social Studies Department at Valley High School congratulates Marisa on her exceptional accomplishment, which will in turn, benefit the students at Valley High School.