Above and Beyond

Written by: Jasmine Morris, Student Web Reporter

Canby Kiwanis Club has named educator Jim Nosen the recipient of the March 2014 Canby Area Recognition of Excellence (CARE) Award. The Baker Prairie Middle School art teacher was nominated for his love of learning, his generous time commitment, and a dedication to excellence.

Over a career spanning thirty years, it has been his goal to inspire the love of art in all of his students. Mr. Nosen was cited for his ceaseless efforts to engage his students and his outreach to the community. “He has a lot of patience and he always helps out,” one student declared. Others describe Mr. Nosen as “a jokester” and “a nice teacher.” “With the staff he is supportive and collaborative,” said Lynn Olson, the counselor at BPMS. He is known for connecting with the students during their lunch time, sitting at a different table every day. He enjoys building a personal connection with each of his students.