McConnell Center Teacher Scholar named James Madison Fellow

(May 12, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kendrick Bryan, a social studies teacher at LaRue County High School in Hodgenville, was recognized by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation.
McConnell Center Teacher Scholar named James Madison Fellow

Bryan was named the 2017 James Madison Fellow for Kentucky and will earn a scholarship valued at $24,000. He plans to pursue a master’s degree in history at the University of Louisville as part of the Madison Fellowship.

Bryan, a resident of Elizabethtown and a 2005 graduate of Central Hardin High School, has been a McConnell Center Teacher Scholar for the 2016-2017 academic year. He earned his B.A. in history and social studies, as well as a master's degree in school counseling, from Western Kentucky University.

“The McConnell Center is an outstanding resource,” Bryan said. “I loved attending and participating in McConnell Center activities every month. Thanks to the McConnell Center, I was able to study the Madison presidency in Virginia. I was also able to bring students to Louisville to see Senator Mitch McConnell and Senator Joni Ernst.”

Bryan’s fellowship begins with a summer institute at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He will study the foundations of American constitutionalism, explore historic sights and meet a sitting Supreme Court justice. 

“I would like to thank Sherry Allen, GlyptusAnn Grider Jones, Gary Gregg, Thomas Mackey and Daniel Krebs for their support this year. I look forward to pursuing graduate studies at the University of Louisville,” Bryan said.

After completing his fellowship, Bryan said he plans to teach dual credit history courses at LCHS.