Muscogee County School District
2960 Macon Road Columbus, GA 31906
For Immediate Release
Director of Communications and Open Records Officer
Office: (706) 748-2034
Fax: (706) 748-2036
Heather Riganti, an American Government
and U.S. History teacher at Kendrick High School, has been selected as the
James Madison Memorial Fellow for the state of Georgia. Riganti will spend four
weeks, next July, at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. studying the
U.S. Constitution, founding fathers, and other documents significant to
American Government and U.S. History. As a fellow, Riganti will be awarded
$24,000 toward the Summer Institute on the Constitution and the continuation of
her graduate studies. She is currently pursuing a Masters in American
Government and U.S. History at Ashland University.
"It is an immense honor to be awarded a James Madison
Memorial Fellowship. I am committed to bettering myself through opportunities
like this. There is always more for me to learn, especially in U.S.
History and American Government,” said Riganti.
According to The James Madison Memorial Fellowship
Foundation, the program was established by Congress in 1986 for the purpose of
improving teaching about the United States Constitution in secondary
schools. The Foundation, an independent agency of the Executive Branch of
the federal government, developed the Graduate Fellowship program in honor
of Madison's legacy and principles regarding the Constitution, its history, and
contemporary relevance to the practices and policies of democratic government.
One teacher, per state, is selected as a fellow each year.
“This fellowship will allow me to be more confident as an
educator as I strive to develop into the educator of quality and distinction
that my students deserve."
The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to
inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more
information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
# # #