CARE Award – April and May 2013

Canby Kiwanis and the Canby Business Community are proud to announce Tonya Peterson and Lynn Olson have been named the April and May educators of the month. The Canby Area Recognition of Excellence (CARE) award is given to teachers and staff who excel in educating our children by building a foundation that supports a lifelong love of learning, challenging our children to strive for better… one student at a time!

Tonya Peterson’s nominee describes her as a Reading Teacher Extraordinaire! Ms. Peterson is patient, kind, creative and truly believes in the kids. She’s also a great support system for parents by constantly communicating and lending her knowledge to better the student’s ability to read. She not only helps the kids with reading…but teaches them to CARE about learning.

Lynn is a licensed counselor at Baker Prairie Middle School and a Canby Kiwanis liaison. Students describe her as organized, problem solving with students, staff and community to help each of them achieve his or her goal. She spends many extra hours as the advisor of the Builders Club preparing materials and projects for the students and these projects help our schools, community, nationally and internationally. She knows how to get the most out of students, encouraging them to work together and plan projects.

For their recognition, they both received a plaque courtesy of Canby Kiwanis and can select from a variety of contributions from local businesses. These include Rice Time, The Wild Hare, Puddin’ River Chocolates, Human Bean, The Place to Be, Total Body Pilates, Canby Telcom, Canby Cinema 8, Snap Fitness, Marci Campbell @ Park Ave Salon & Spa, Ultimate Team Spirit and Columbia State Bank.