Greendale High School social studies teacher Ben Hubing, a member of WEAC Region 7, has been selected as the James Madison Memorial Fellow for the state of Wisconsin. Hubing, a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT), is in his tenth year at Greendale High School. He teaches Advanced Placement U.S. History and Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics to juniors and seniors. Hubing is also the school’s Model United Nations Advisor and a Co-advisor of the student council.
“I am truly humbled to have been awarded this fellowship,” Hubing said. “Studying history has always been a passion of mine, and to be able to pursue a Master’s degree is an amazing opportunity that will have such a positive impact on my classroom instruction.”
“We are excited that Ben has received this recognition as a James Madison Memorial Fellow,” said Dr. Gary Kiltz, superintendent of Greendale Schools. “Through this program, he will have additional experiences as a scholar, which will provide deeper insights and opportunities for our Greendale High School students in the courses Ben teaches and in his collaboration with the social studies team.”
As part of the James Madison Memorial Fellow program, Hubing will spend four weeks in an upcoming summer studying the U.S. Constitution, founding fathers, and other documents significant to American Government and U.S. History at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Established by Congress in 1986, the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Program focuses on improving teaching about the United States Constitution in secondary schools. The Foundation is an independent agency of the Executive Branch of the federal government and is funded by Congress with contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations.
Hubing earned his Bachelor’s degree in history, political science, and a certificate in European studies from UW-Madison and a Masters in teaching from Cardinal Stritch University. He resides in Shorewood with his wife and two sons.