Michael Dupont served in the United States Army and New Hampshire Army National Guard for ten years. He is a combat veteran of the Iraq War and a recipient of the Combat Infantry Badge. Mr. Dupontearned a bachelor’s degree in social science education and a master’s degree in special education from Plymouth State University. He has taught high school social studies for a total of eleven years in Hillsborough and Wilton, New Hampshire, and is entering his third year at Founders Academy. In 2016, Mr. Dupont was selected as the recipient of the James Madison Fellowship, which is awarded to social studies teachers for graduate studies in the principles of the United States Constitution. Mr. Dupontspent two years living in the Washington D.C. area and attending graduate school at George MasonUniversity. As part of the Madison Fellowship, he attended the Summer Institute on the Constitution at Georgetown University. While at Georgetown, Mr. Dupont had the privilege of touring the White House, the Library of Congress, ArlingtonNationalCemetery, and the Supreme Court where he met the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Courtandtook extensive coursework in Constitutional principles.