May 19, 2014
Wentworth Alum Nominates High School Teacher for Appreciation Award
An engineering and technology teacher at North Andover High School garnered some extra attention (and prize money for his institution) this month thanks to the Wentworth student he inspired several years ago.
Mike Motherway was named the 2014 winner of the “Thanks to a Teacher” contest in North Andover May 5 that saw $10,000 from Kronos Incorporated, a workforce management software and services company, awarded to North Andover High School. The prize came after Wentworth alum, Dan Brosnan, BELM ’11, nominated his former high school teacher.
Joyce Maroney, director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos, said during the event that she was “thrilled to honor Mike Motherway…for his approach to teaching through project-based learning, which instilled the love of technology, and engineering to his students. This award is our way of giving back to the school so they can make further advancements in the technology and engineering lab.”
Motherway’s approach to project-based learning is one that resembles Wentworth’s EPIC Learning initiative, a teaching style with which Brosnan is quite familiar. Brosnan also noted during the event that he maintains contact with current Wentworth students, helping with career-related activities.