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Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year: Jessie McKinley

Madison Camelview Elementary School coding teacher, Jessie McKinley, has been
named an Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year for his exemplary work with
As one of only 10 award recipients across the U.S., Mr. McKinley will receive a $5,000
teacher prize and Madison Camelview will receive $25,000, which is planned to be used
to enhance their STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) signature
Mr. McKinley learned of the honor when his colleagues surprised him with an Amazon
box filled with an award plaque and Amazon Future Engineer swag.
“It is a great honor to be selected for the Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year
award. I heard about the award program from the CSTA (Computer Science Teacher
Association) national conference and was inspired to apply. This award is the result of
the hard work I've put in to provide hands-on and engaging computer science and
robotics lessons and activities, the support from the staff and administration at my
school and district and my passion for life-long learning. With this award, we plan on
adding technology resources and incorporating more robotics and building opportunities
for the students at Madison Camelview, “ said Mr. McKinley.