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The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, of Alexandria, Virgina, named Megan Thompson one of its 53 James Madison fellows for 2019 in its 28th annual fellowship competition. A social studies teacher at Osseo Senior High, Megan Thompson is the only teacher in Minnesota to achieve this fellowship this year.

James Madison Fellowships support the graduate study of American history by aspiring and experienced secondary school teachers of American history, government and civics. Named in honor of the fourth president of the United States and acknowledged “Father of the Constitution and Bill of Rights,” a James Madison Fellowship funds up to $24,000 of each fellow’s course of study towards a master’s degree.

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.

Osseo Area Schools is seeking new community members for an ongoing Enrollment and Capacity Management Advisory Committee.

The purpose of the advisory committee is to increase community trust in long-range planning for enrollment and building use. The advisory committee analyzes information affecting enrollment, capacity, and building use, and generates observations and recommendations to be communicated to district administration. 

The advisory committee consists of community members and employees of the district. To ensure that the committee reflects diverse perspectives among the families and community members served by the school district, community members are selected by an application process. The Committee Charge provides more details, including meeting dates and times.

Update: The application period has closed; applicants will be notified by June 28, 2019.


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