CARE Award - April 2018

Canby Kiwanis and the Canby Business Community are pleased to

announce the following Canby Area Recognition of Excellence (C.A.R.E.) Award recipient:

Nicole Nelson, Kindergarten Teacher at Carus Elementary School.

Mary Young, Carus Head Secretary, nominated Nicole to receive the award because “she is completely committed to her role as an educator and carries out her work with kindness, grace, and a positive attitude.”

“Nicole shows her kids genuine love and care every single day and all her students know that she is truly on their team, and will do whatever it takes to help them succeed,” Young’s submission read. “Former students still look to her as a trusted mentor and a source of support.”

It's not just Nicole’s ability to connect with her students and families that earns her high praise; it's also her commitment to the staff at Carus.

“Colleagues benefit from Nicole’s kindness on a daily basis. She is always ready to encourage, support, and help find the humor in stressful situations.”

Congratulations, Nicole.

A special thank you to the sponsors of this award – without their generosity this community recognition opportunity wouldn’t be possible. Thank you to: Canby Kiwanis, Columbia Bank, DirectLink, The Wild Hare, Back Stop Bar & Grill, Rice Time, The Human Bean, Cutsforth’s Thriftway, Gwynn’s Coffee House, and Team Spirit.

If you know a teacher, counselor, coach or support staff that has made a difference in your life, the life of a child, or in our community, consider nominating him/her for a CARE Award.