Topeka High School social studies teacher Dustin Rimmey has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation in its 23rd annual fellowship competition. Mr. Rimmey was one of only 51 awardees in a competition that spanned each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the nation’s island and trust territories. This Fellowship supports further study of American history by college graduates who wish to become history teachers, as well as by experienced secondary school history teachers, like Mr. Rimmey.
This fellowship will fund up to $24,000 of Mr. Rimmey’s course of study toward a master’s degree, and is intended to recognize promising and distinguished teachers, to strengthen their knowledge of the origins and development of American constitutional government, and to expose the nation’s secondary school student s to accurate knowledge of the nation’s constitutional heritage.
Mr. Rimmey is an Emporia State University graduate and has taught at THS since 2007. He is also an assistant debate and forensics coach, Model United Nations sponsor, senior class co-sponsor and chair of the International Studies Program.
Congratulations, Mr. Rimmey--- we’re so proud of you!