Madison Park resident Jamie Ewing has been named MOHAI’s Teacher of the Year. Photo courtesy of Highline Public Schools
Madison Park resident Jamie Ewing has been named MOHAI’s Teacher of the Year. Photo courtesy of Highline Public Schools
Jamie Ewing, who recently moved to Madison Park, has been recognized for his dedication to making history come alive in his classroom. A fifth-grade teacher at Mount View Elementary School in the Highline school district, Ewing was named the Museum of History & Industry’s (MOHAI) 2014 Teacher of the Year.

He will receive a $1,000 award at a special awards gala at MOHAI on Friday, Nov. 7.

Ewing collaborated with MOHAI, the Bezos Center for Innovation and MakerHaus on a month-long project in which the students studied Washington state history and what it means to be innovative. 

Each team of students designed an invention that they could use to promote student safety. Projects ranged from handheld safety devices to a school blazer equipped with GPS. The students created prototypes of their inventions at MakerHaus. They presented their final projects, including the prototypes and animated videos, at MOHAI.

The prototypes students designed are now part of the MOHAI collection of artifacts.

Ewing plans to repeat the process with this year’s fifth-graders at Mount View, focusing on music.