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 students. 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 program. 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.