Museum Honors Jamie Yoos with SPARK Award at Annual Fundraising Gala

Bellingham, WA — The SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention will present the third annual SPARK Award to Jamie Yoos, a noted local science teacher and advocate. The award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to science education and advocacy, will be presented at Ignite the Night, the Museum’s third annual Fundraiser, on February 29, 2020. 

“We selected Jamie Yoos for his unwavering commitment to the students of this community and his ‘science for all philosophy.’ Making science accessible and relevant is something we strive for at the museum and Jaime is a wonderful choice as we look to honor those who are truly making a difference when it comes to science education.” said John Jenkins, SPARK Museum President and CEO.

Jaimie is a 20-year educator, currently teaching Chemistry at Bellingham High School. His personal philosophy has led his to work in various state, regional and national organizations, helping other teachers to improve their methods and curriculum to incorporate the next Generation Science Standards

In 2019 he was granted the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and in 2010 he was awarded Washington Teacher of the Year by the state superintendent for his innovative teaching style and student-centered approach to Science.

The Award will be presented on February 29th, at Settlemyer Hall during SPARK’s annual Fundraiser. Funds raised by the gala will enable the Museum to continue expanding its education program with more availability for school field trips and upgraded hands-on, educational experiences throughout the Museum. 

SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention is an exciting and educational experience for all ages. Exhibits span four centuries of scientific achievement in a world-class collection celebrating the inventions and innovations that make our modern world possible. SPARK Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Located at 1312 Bay St. in Downtown Bellingham, its regular hours are Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit or call 360-738-3886.

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